So... Facebook won't take down the UCSB killer fan page, and if you flag it for "hate speech" Facebook will limit the visibility of your FB posts, and disable the "share" button. Super-classy, Facebook. Super fucking classy. Here's my wife's post about the #yesallwomen
hashtag. Unshareable on Facebook. "The #YesAllWomen hashtag and resulting conversations have flushed out more chauvinists than I imagined there could possibly be in a nation that likes
to congratulate itself on its women's rights. All this hate is being heaped on women speaking out this weekend. I'm mopping my filthy kitchen floor thinking about all the times I have been propositioned by strange men for sex because they think wearing makeup means I'm a prostitute. Dudes! I have never even been one to show much skin! Jesus Christ. I was mopping the filth thinking about the huge percentage of my friends who have been raped by male family members or strangers. All of us who have had boners pushed into our bodies at the grocery store and on public transportation. So right now women all over the country are sharing their unwanted boner rubbing stories, their stories of being sexually coerced or violently assaulted and then told not to talk about it. When huge rape scandals break we're told not to "politicize it" and not to dwell on it.
I imagined that all of that filth I was wiping off my floor was the filth of chauvinism and every single fucker who tells women to stop "whining" about the abuses we've experienced at the hands of men.
Hearing all these women speaking up and telling in 140 characters the most awful things they've been told about themselves and the abuse they've gone through and then been silenced - and to hear that even as we're talking to each other out loud there are men and even other women trying to silence us all - I feel that there is a great power rising that chauvinists should fear. And everyone who supports the silencing of women and abuse of women - you have something real to fear now.
That's the cleanest power in the world - women standing up for women. Women listening to each other. Women saying fuck you to the men who are trying to hold their heads in the toilet bowl.
Feminism in general, and specifically this hashtag event this weekend, isn't about hating men at all. It's about empowering women."