Feminism and Facebook Facepalms

“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: “It’s a girl.”
― Shirley Chisholm

Facebook, your standards on acceptable depictions of the female body (as discovered when researching image regulations for a client’s social media posts) trouble me. I think we can all agree that bathroom selfies need to go, but out of the three (of four total) images depicting women, the bottom left image is the one showing the most inappropriate amounts of skin? Really?


2 thoughts on “Feminism and Facebook Facepalms”

  1. I think Facebook has double standards. My sister has a bee in her bonnet about it because Facebook has removed photos of discreetly breastfeeding mothers and deemed them “obscene” whereas some other images of women, which are clearly sexualized, are allowed to stay up.

    1. I agree totally that there are double standards. It’s been very strange to see what can be promoted and cannot be, from a marketing point of view. The freelance team I work with has had branded images of a smiling woman’s face (100% appropriate, wholesome and showing nothing below the neck whatsoever) refused permission but images of women in bras are alright? *side eye*

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