Dr. Helen

Facebook Bans Women for Calling Men 'Scum'

It’s hard to believe that Facebook doesn’t add to the misandry but apparently not:

When comic Marcia Belsky sarcastically replied “men are scum” to a friend’s Facebook post back in October, she never anticipated being banned from the platform for 30 days.

That was exactly what happened.

Belsky was shocked at the severity of the punishment considering her relatively innocuous comment, and immediately spoke to her fellow female friends about the ordeal. They could relate.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, countless women have taken to Facebook to express their frustration and disappointment with men and have been promptly shut down or silenced, banned from the platform for periods ranging from one to seven days.

Women have posted things as bland as “men ain’t shit,” “all men are ugly,” and even “all men are allegedly ugly” and had their posts removed. They’ve been locked out of their accounts for suggesting that, since “all men are ugly,” country music star Blake Shelton “winning the sexiest man isn’t a triumph.”

“I personally posted men are scum in November and I received a seven day ban. It’s still ongoing. Two days and 23 hours left,” said comedian Alison Klemp.

 These privileged women call their comments “irony.” I call them hate.   If Facebook has rules against hate speech on their site, they should be applied equally to all groups. You can’t allow women to spew their hatred of men anywhere they please, if men are denied this free speech. These women squawk when they can’t freely abuse and scream at men, while any negative comment by a man is perceived as abuse.  This dynamic will lead to bad — or tragic — consequences — or just a lonely and depressing existence.

As a libertarian, I wish that people could express themselves freely with the consequences of what happens when they do decided socially, not by government. But we have a political system currently that denies us that, so I say, good for Facebook for banning women when any man or conservative is fair game at any time. Maybe it would be better, though, if  women chose themselves not to be so cruel in their comments about men. Men do not want to be their enemy, but women’s denial of men’s rights and feelings is making it hard to have compassion.