We know that Facebook has been cracking down on boobs and nipples in the last couple of years, but they’ve officially taken it too far. When Christmas Island Tourism Board posted an ad for its annual Bird’n’Nature Week with the caption “Some gorgeous shots here of some juvenile boobies,” Facebook blocked it immediately. In this instance, boobies are a species of blue-footed birds found on the island.
“We presumed our original advert was blocked automatically so we appealed to Facebook directly who re-affirmed the campaign was banned due to the sexual language – particularly the use of the word ‘boobies,’” said Linda Cash, the marketing manager of the Christmas Island Tourism Association. Although she assured the social media site that they had just intended to share the pics of the beautiful winged creatures without any sexual implications whatsoever, they refused to reinstate the ad. Facebook, you idiot. Bring back the beautiful, juvenile boobies! [Betabeat]
You might have seen this picture pop on your Facebook newsfeed sometime in the past couple days. A smiling woman stands in a lake, carrying her double amputee husband on her back, as he grins and holds her close. It was posted a couple weeks ago on the photographer’s Facebook page, and has since gone viral, garnering over 15,000 likes and nearly 4,000 shares. The people in the photo are Kelly and Jesse Cottle. Jesse is a Marine who lost his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan four years ago. Several months later, while trying out his new prosthetic legs at a local swim meet, he met Kelly. “If I hadn’t stepped on that IED, I wouldn’t have met her,” Jesse told ABC News. “I wouldn’t take it back ever.” Keep reading »
I’ve always been someone who wasn’t scared to share pics of myself online or to post a profile picture. In fact, I always enjoyed sharing pictures of myself with friends or in the Facebook pages I helped run for different groups I am involved with at my university.
That was until I received an awkward, random message on OkCupid as I was going to sleep a couple of nights ago:
“…I am messaging because I saw meme with your photo earlier tonight. … I hate to be the one to let you know that. Hopefully they get flagged and its [sic] taken down.”
At first, I wasn’t sure if I believed him. See, when you are openly fat and feminist on a dating site, it isn’t uncommon for randoms to harass you. For whatever reason I felt like he was sincere, so I messaged him back and tried to figure out what page he saw it on. I looked on anti-feminist subreddits, I checked the Facebook page he thought it was on, and I couldn’t find anything. I chalked it up to exactly what I thought it was, another OkCupid douche canoe messing with me. Keep reading »