Yesterday, 22nd July, a member of the Women’s Voices Matter collective published an article on their Facebook page. This article was reported as spam overnight and taken offline. Facebook did not notify the page admin or the author. They just removed the article which was published as a page ‘Note’. The content was a discussion of the coordinated campaign attempting to prevent women discussing their existing legal rights and protections, face to face and online.
There was no mention of any other subject. Find out for yourself, it’s re-published below.
On the same evening, a member of the Man Friday group was harassed on twitter and an attempt made to hack into their twitter account.
On 20th July 2018 the web address of Woman’s Place UK was mass reported as spam and taken off Facebook for six hours.
None of this content is spam. Women are spending hours of their time writing about maintaining their existing legal rights and their subsequent experiences of being blockaded, bullied and threatened and taken offline.
Women are not reacting or retaliating. We remain peaceful and cooperative. We will not stoop to this level of personal and digital abuse against individuals or groups.
For women to spend hours and hours of their time writing from their heart, with love and compassion, only to wake up to discover their writing has been automatically labelled as spam. Is this what fascism looks like? Is this what censorship feels like? Or is it same old, same old, men bullying women, telling them to shut up?
Thank you #ManFriday for providing Women’s Voices Matter with webspace.