Facebook has been suspending women for “hate speech” against men after posting variations of the phrase “men are sc*m”.
Despite Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg warning of a potential backlash against women as scandals rock companies and political institutions, the social network continues to ban women speaking out against men as a group.
Standup comic Marcia Belsky, was banned in October for 30 days from Facebook for posting “men are sc*m” as a comment on her friend, Nicole Silverberg’s photo album detailing the abuse Silverberg had received after writing a list of ways men can treat women better on Twitter and later published by the Guardian.
Fellow comedian Kayla Avery says she routinely gets banned for comments such as “ men are garbage fires ”, “the worst”, “trash” and other derivatives.
Facebook says that threats and hate speech directed towards a protected group violate its community standards and therefore are removed. The social network told the Daily Beast that “men are scum” was a threat and therefore should be removed.