Facebook Has a Problem With Dykes

24 Jun

Listening to Lesbians

By Lisa A. Mallett and Liz Waterhouse @ www.listening2lesbians.com

Banned Dykes

For years many of us have repeatedly reported revenge porn, child exploitation material, harassment and misogyny, rape and death threats, and been told that what we have reported, “doesn’t contravene Facebook’s community standards.”

We are now seeing an ever-increasing number of women, lesbians and our allies, having posts deleted and being banned for using the word dyke.

While it has been wonderful to see women clustering informally around this issue in defense of lesbians, the Facebook control mechanisms, as illuminated by this wave of removal and banning, are alarming.

“Dyke” a banned word?

I started hearing about women banned for using the word dyke in early 2017.

Prompted by an irate post in a lesbian group in June 2017, I went to look at the San Francisco Dyke March page, having been advised the event page included anti-lesbian content.  This is…

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The Amnesty Dossier – The Inside Story on the Policy to Decriminalise ‘Sex Work’

10 Jun

Monsters: stories by Derrick Jensen (Fundraiser)

25 Apr

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Monsters is a collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist. These stories are not about mythical creatures; here, the creatures speak for themselves. There’s an orc who hates Tolkein, a young demon awash in teenage angst, an angel abandoned by Jesus who finds the Fates. Jensen creates a world both delicately dreamlike and all too real, where the villain is sometimes the victim and evil is not always what we thought. By turns macabre, melancholy, and magical, these stories will leave you wondering who the real monsters are.

The book contains 48 original illustrations by nine artists. The money raised will go to pay the artists, editors, designer, and printer.

You can support this fundraiser, and pre-order a copy of the book, and then some, here:

https://www.gofundme.com/monsters-stories-by-derrick-jensen

What’s The Alternative?

23 Apr

What an interesting post! Thanks for all the ideas!

The Barefoot Cook

There are so many products on the market for making people feel clean and smell nice. Most of them are overcomplicated, overpriced and kind of superfluous. But making the switch to more natural and simpler bath and body products can be a bit of a minefield.

Even for those of us who don’t get into perfumes and cosmetics, or who know better than to use a shower gel or antibacterial soap, it can be hard to know where to start or which alternatives actually work. Luckily for you I have tried a few. So here are my experiences, the products I use or buy and why, and a few examples of things that didn’t work for me.

In the Laundry

For years I found that regular washing powder made me itch. Growing up we had whatever was cheapest to wash our clothes in, which was usually some kind of concentrated…

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The FBI Likes Your Water Protectors Post Too: The Do’s and Don’ts

18 Apr

Some useful advice for activists.

Warrior Publications

Dakota Access pipeline protest 1Fellow water protectors should think carefully and act responsibly when posting any information about themselves or others – because the authorities are watching

The fight against Dakota Access is not over. Court battles continue, divestment efforts have pulled billions from the company, and resistance all over Turtle Island is ongoing. But while we, water protectors, stand up for the future generations, a massive strategy by state and federal law enforcement seeks to repress and destroy us.

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“Mother” is NOT a dirty word !

2 Feb

motherhood is a feminist issue

The British Medical Association has recently issued some guidelines discouraging their own staff to call pregnant women “mothers” in order to not offend the transgender community.

We will demonstrate to express our opposition to that move in the strongest terms.
We see that move as a way to deny women the right to talk about their experience of birth and motherhood.

The word for adult human female is “woman”.
The word for adult human female who is pregnant is “mother”.
THESE ARE NOT DIRTY WORDS !

Only the female of the species can get pregnant and we will not pretend otherwise.
“People” do not get pregnant.
“Men” do not get pregnant.
Noticing and naming biological differences between the sexes is called science, these are biological facts.
Naming biological facts is not “exclusive”
Naming biological facts is not hate speech.
Naming biological facts is not bigotry.
Naming biological facts is not…

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The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Oh, so that’s how it happened.

29 Jan

RCMP investigate damage to pipeline in northwest Alberta

17 Jan

Warrior Publications

Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline Pipeline being placed into trench.

Damage is estimated at $500,000 to $700,000, police say

CBC News January 16, 2017

Police say they are investigating significant damage to an oilfield pipeline under construction in the Hythe area in northwest Alberta.

Beaverlodge RCMP received a report on Sunday about mischief at a pipeline site north of Hythe, Alta.

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Sample from ‘DECADE’

10 Jan

Feminist Fiction – DECADE

5 Jan
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