documenting violence against Black women and girls

Submitted June 28, 2020, 12:20 p.m. by fickleherring

Does anyone follow "Our Lives Matter" on facebook? She collects and documents information about Black women and girls murdered in the US. I had noticed that I have not been seeing posts from her lately, and just saw this today:

"Many people have been contacting me as to why I have not been posting. The answer is simple: Facebook has deemed the posts on this page as spam. According to Facebook, posting about BW and BGs who are victims of violence seems to go against their community standards. Yet those same standards allow posting after posting about BM and BBs who have fallen victim to police brutality ad infinitum. It is time to call them out on this practice of gender erasure as well as racism when it comes to not allowing postings about BW and BGs who are victims of horrific violence not only by LE but a great majority of time by BM and BBs within their own communities. Facebook doesn't silence pages or posts that show BW and BGs being abused, degraded or defamed though. Why are those posts and pages allowed to exist and continue with reckless abandon?

BW have been fighting for our humanity since the 1800s and on a broader scale since the early 1900s. Now we are in the 21st century and the beat goes on. Why does social media, the MSM, SJWs as well as liberal politicians only see BM and BBs as victims of violence? Why are BW being silenced when we attempt to show what is happening to us within our own communities by those that look like us? What narrative is really being pushed on the general public and why? What is the end goal?

While I have not abandoned the mission for BW and BGs, Facebook is definitely silencing the voices of those who dare to speak about the reality faced by us.

Share this post to get the word out that Facebook is unfairly targeting not only this page but any page or forum that dares to speak the truth in favor of BW and BGs.

WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!!!!"

21 comments recovered from the Pushshift database.
AutoModeratorfemininity is ritualized submission · June 28, 2020, 12:20 p.m.

Welcome to Reddit's most active feminist community! This is a women-centered, radical feminist subreddit to discuss gender from a critical, feminist perspective. If you’re new to gender critical feminism, please familiarize yourself with our FAQ and some of these resources.

Please follow the rules and consider if your submission is appropriate for this sub or if it should be posted to a sister subreddit. See our dictionary of common terms if you’re unfamiliar with lingo.

I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns.

fxkatt · June 28, 2020, 1:03 p.m.

You know how bad it is for Black women, when even the silenced have to be silenced in the world’s most powerful social media platform. And this at a time when racism has never before been so powerfully exposed in the world media, and anti-racists never given such a formidable voice. Spread the word.

montanagraey · June 28, 2020, 1:33 p.m. · 1 reply

Someone commented on that post that they are putting together a class action lawsuit against Facebook for discrimination against black women. There is a form to fill out to help.

Anonymocoso · June 28, 2020, 5:45 p.m. · 1 reply
LadySparklzwell, okey dokey wokey blokey · June 28, 2020, 1:56 p.m. · 1 reply

Black woman can't be labelled as "Karen's" to be immediately dismissed and shouted down. Facebook knows this and is afraid, very afraid. Fuck that!! Pass this on!! The sneakiest racists of all time (the woke left) have exposed themselves. Fight for women! Fight for these WOC!

4eyedPurplePPLeater🌱 get off my turf · June 28, 2020, 2:13 p.m.

Absolutely

hugzboson · June 28, 2020, 2:19 p.m. · 1 reply

Thanks for sharing this.

fickleherringintransigent lesbian · June 28, 2020, 2:24 p.m. · 1 reply

Absolutely!

hugzboson · June 28, 2020, 2:27 p.m.

Thank you.

pissedoff2ndwaver · June 28, 2020, 3:23 p.m.

Whoa! I searched for "Our Lives Matter" on facebook and the pages (there are apparently two of them) were WAY DOWN on the results list, below Black Lives Matter groups and tons of articles. I liked the page. Fuck facebook.

Bluetinfoilhat · June 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m.

Unbelievable.

kristinstar · June 28, 2020, 6:06 p.m. · 1 reply

I was catcalled by a black guy while walking down the street alone at dusk last night and, as per usual when catcalled by ANY MAN, I kept walking, looking straight ahead. He said, “racist white c*nt. what, you’re too good for me?” It was rather chilling. Kept walking. Note I was wearing a cardigan, long skirt, a mask and hat. I’m 42. Anyway. Thought it was relevant. FB can kiss my butt. Let’s not embolden a**holes in the name of “political correctness”. I’m not going out of my way to make creepy men feel comfortable...idc what gender or color they are. I’ve been through enough. #metoo #toomanytimes

basketweaving83 · June 28, 2020, 11:57 p.m.

That's horrible but I'm not sure that's what this post is about?

she_roesvagina wielder · June 28, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

Thanks for sharing this. Giving her a follow.

StylusStibitz · June 28, 2020, 8:48 p.m.

SPAM???? That's flipping unbelievable. Facebook isn't exactly known for the high and exclusive standards of its members' publications. Maybe if she posted a badly lit photo of her breakfast or an unoriginal cat meme on top of every post about black women and girls she'd get away with it. :(

Damn facebook. Damn them to oblivion.

Suckanik · June 28, 2020, 9:57 p.m.

With the content on facebook, how is she fucking tagged as spam? That should make it clear and obvious that she's being silenced. With the shitty "magic tricks", the god awful decade old memes and all the other garbage, a black woman discussing the struggles of black women and girls is the fucking spam?

frustratedmarxistfem · June 29, 2020, 2:57 a.m.

Black women are never allowed to speak without being silenced by someone. Thanks for the page, following

peregrine_throw · June 29, 2020, 4:16 a.m.

posting about BW and BGs who are victims of violence seems to go against their community standards.

WTF what rule violation? Gore?

IwantyoualltoBEDAVE · June 29, 2020, 4:28 a.m.

Thanks for this. I wasn’t aware that FB was doing this.

MsAndThrope · June 29, 2020, 8:19 a.m.

This is unbelievable. What does Facebook have to gain?? I don't do facebook, but I hope she gets lots of support. Unconscionable.