FB forced to act after #FBRape campaign

Daily mail reports:

Facebook agrees to block content that makes fun of sex assaults against women after furious campaign

  • Hashtag #FBRape had 50,000 tweets and 4,500  support emails in a week
  • Group say Facebook ‘allows content endorsing violence against women’
  • #FBRape calls on companies to pull adverts until Facebook bans material
  • Nissan, Nationwide UK and more have pulled ads until Facebook complies

Women’s action media reports:

Last Tuesday, Women, Action & the Media, the Everyday Sexism Project and author/activist Soraya Chemaly launched a campaign to call on Facebook to take concrete, effective action to end gender-based hate speech on its site. Since then, participants sent over 60,000 tweets and 5000 emails, and our coalition has grown to over 100 women’s movement and social justice organizations.

Today, we are pleased to announce that Facebook has responded with a important commitment to refine its approach to hate speech. Facebook has admirably done more than most other companies to address this topic in regards to content policy. In a statement released today, Facebook addressed our concerns and committed to evaluating and updating its policies, guidelines and practices relating to hate speech, improving training for its content moderators and increasing accountability for creators of misogynist content.

Facebook has also invited Women, Action & the Media, The Everyday Sexism Project and members of our coalition to contribute to these efforts and be part of an ongoing conversation. As part of these efforts, we will work closely with Facebook on the issue of how Community Standards around hate speech are evaluated and to ensure best practices represent the interests of our coalition.

For details regarding Facebook’s response, please visit https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-safety/controversial-harmful-and-hateful-speech-on-facebook/574430655911054

   allowed on facebook!

Date rape drugging – it’s OK by facebook!

original content from:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332548/FBRape-campaign-Facebook-agrees-block-content-makes-fun-sex-assaults-women-furious-campaign.html
http://www.womenactionmedia.org/facebookaction/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2332028/FBRape-campaign-Companies-pull-adverts-Facebook-refuses-remove-anti-women-content.html

from Huffington Post report – from 7 days after #FBRape began-

WAM is already claiming success, reporting that 15 companies – including Nissan UK, House of Burlesque and Nationwide UK, have pulled ads from Facebook.

On Tuesday Sky, American Express and Dove found themselves in the crosshairs.

Marketing Magazine reports Dove – which markets itself as a purveyor of products for “real women” – is now “working aggressively with Facebook to resolve the issue”.

Procter and Gamble’s response was: “We can’t control what content they [our advertising] pops up next to. Obviously it’s a shame that our ad happened to pop up next to it,” Think Progress reports.

While conceding Facebook has proven willing to crack down on other forms of hate speech, including anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and homophobic speech, an open letter calls on the company to take “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the representation of rape and domestic violence.”

Signed by over sixty feminist groups, it calls for Facebook to:

1. Recognize speech that trivializes or glorifies violence against girls and women as hate speech and make a commitment that you will not tolerate this content.

2. Effectively train moderators to recognize and remove gender-based hate speech.

3. Effectively train moderators to understand how online harassment differently affects women and men, in part due to the real-world pandemic of violence against women.

taken from http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/28/fbrape-will-facebook-heed-open-letter-protesting-endorsement-rape-domestic-violence_n_3346520.html?1369754572

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Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma

In the CDC’s ACE Study, the ten types of childhood adversity measured were:

 

  • physical, sexual, verbal abuse
  • physical and emotional neglect
  • a parent who’s an alcoholic (or addicted to other drugs) or diagnosed with a mental illness
  • witnessing a mother who experiences abuse
  • losing a parent to abandonment or divorce
  • a family member in jail

Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma.

 

Gabon girl’s death sparks fears of ritual killings, Satanic attack survivor to testify, Delhi Rape: Man Arrested After Police Bribed Victim’s Family to Keep Quiet

Another ritual killing in Africa, massive Satanic ritual killing trial in South Africa – yet nothing in the National or International media unless you look for Africa.

Pretending ritual abuse and ritual killing don’t happen is nothing new
https://tellaboutabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/ritual-abuse-media-lies/

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Gabon girl’s death sparks fears of ritual killings
By Celia Lebur (AFP) – 4/20/13
LIBREVILLE — The discovery of a young girl’s body on a Libreville beach last month shocked the city and reignited the debate over ritual killings in Gabon, sparking outrage on social media sites and forcing President Ali Bongo Ondimba to react.
The young girl disappeared after going swimming. Her battered body was discovered the next day, several hundred metres away.

Her body was badly mutilated, and while there’s no proof she was the victim of a ritual killing, the fear of such crimes here has led to her case being widely publicised.
Ritual crimes are practised by secret sects involved in witchcraft. They usually involve taking a victim’s blood and certain parts of their body — eyes, eyelashes, ears, genitalia, tongue, lips, pieces of skin, the brain — which are supposed to bring health, riches, success…

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Ritual Abuse: Convictions and Evidence the media hide and deny

Denials and misinformation continue in mainstream media allowing rapists, pedophiles, organized abuse to continue committing horrific crimes and destroying lives.

Selling newspapers – the “Satanic Panic” headlines

Millions of copies of newspapers were sold in the 1980s and 1990s covering numerous ritual crimes including satanic ritual abuse, the media suddenly reversed the coverage and created the “Satanic ritual abuse myth” – selling many more millions of newspapers. Society at that time did not wish to believe in the horrors of incest, so reports of extreme physical and sexual abuse combined, often with satanic/occult influences became a sensationalist topic in the media.

The backlash – confessions ignored as convictions are overturned, “it’s a Myth” headlines

This backlash was based on a highly effective publicity campaign on “false memories” which began when Peter Freyd’s daughter Jennifer Freyd accused him of raping her as a child. Jennifer – a highly respected psychologist – never recanted – but after public appeals and money from others accused of the similar crimes, including convicted pedophiles a media backlash began. Jennifer has never referred to being subjected to ritual abuse yet the Freyd’s latched onto this, and many convictions for ritual abuse were overturned in the United States. Including a huge number of convictions which had including confessions.

Satanic Ritual Abuse and Ritual Killings – on the rise, yet reporting is declining – Why?

Having already done a U-turn in reporting the media now face the tricky situation of writing newspaper articles on a topic they have convinced many people doesn’t exist. Rather than face public embarrassment by admitting they were wrong in the previous U-turn, and having nobody left to blame it on, convictions are only very rarely reported in radio or TV, and all mention of ritual or religious aspects is minimized within the articles, never to be referred to again. Except of course when you can try a claim an “unsafe conviction” – such as the recent press on Fran Keller which suggests she was convicted on physical evidence (rather than witness testimony and a 60 page confession of an accomplice).

Target: Wikipedia and National Newspapers: Abuser Tactics

Abusers want to keep the silence about ritual abuse: if society acknowledges reality and hears about the number of convictions then victims will be encouraged to report them. For abusers previously reported hearing convictions in the media might give their partners, spouses, children, work colleagues room to doubt their self-proclaimed “innocence” and make them wonder about some of the odd behavior they have seen or heard about. Wifes or husbands of those reported: how hard would you look for evidence that your beloved was not involved in activities like torturing, killing and raping children? So there began an anonymous campaign – with the internet as a perfect tool for hiding their identities. And hiding their previous convictions or arrests to.

Key target: wikipedia. How it was done: gradual persistent editing by a large number of people, followed by wikipedia blacklisting the targeted websites for sending spam. It’s highly unlikely that Ellen Lacter, Ph. D. and well respected author, or Neil Brick, therapist, are spammers but once spam (real or faked) is found wikipedia blacklists the site. No appeals process. No evidence provided. Blacklisted forever. Read about it here, with links to the blacklisted sites:

Wikipedia Blacklisted Four Important Websites By Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.

Other targets: all mainstream news websites, via the comments section, scientific and large circulation newspapers via the letters page, cosy relationships with journalists, and best of all journalists ‘specializing’ in printing that ritual abuse is a myth. Articles attempt to make out the falsely accused (yet mentally well) adults are somehow “victims” and talk of “families torn apart” yet never about rape, torture, murders or helping those who reported the abuse.

Enter the Skeptics

The skeptics seem to doubt all mainstream news so they became a perfect target to get involved, as well as a perfectly “acceptable” place for abusers to discrediting any accounts of convictions that appeared. Being a ‘skeptic’ seems to have a social aspect and very few have any scientific qualifications or academic background despite their strong convictions; quoting exclusively from the internet is common.
Classic examples Skeptics in the Pub, the JREF Randi forum (a place for the “false memory” fans to feel at home now their organization has lost it’s Philadelphia office), and the UK’s biggest skeptic magazine Private Eye.

This skeptics thread jokes about convictions for ritualistic child abuse. Those denying abuse make comparisons with unrelated trials, unproven theories and mention the “false memory” movement initiated by reported pedophile Peter Freyd and his wife Pamela. A genuine skeptic points out their obvious bias and lack of objectivity.

GG Science

The title of this thread, and much of the commentary, sound neither objective or skeptical. Rather, this conversation more than hints at a confirmation bias, apparently born of a deeply held belief, e.g. ritual abuse does not exist so this case must be a hoax.

I’d like to understand the rules here. Are there other scenarios in which child abuse just cannot happen? If a pedophile wears a clown suit, does the abuse not happen because everybody knows there’s no such thing as clown abuse?

When the UK’s biggest known pedophile hits the headlines in the national press (one newspaper only printed this despite the credible source) the Private Eye backlash ran the March 2013 story SATANIC PANIC – Familiar Ritual (issue 1334) stating that

“no physical, forensic corroborating evidence has been produced anywhere in the world to substantiate the existence of Satanic ritual abuse”

oddly this was an unsigned story was later found to be the work of Rosie Waterhouse who contributes to the only website I’ve found which claims the 2011 Satanic sex cult in Kidwelly, Wales, UK is not satanic ritual abuse (by claiming it’s not satanic). Rosie of course avoids references the three children conceived within the rapes and sexual abuse in the cult.

Jimmy Savile: Satanic ritual abuse – media misinformation

Denying Savile's abuse by inappropriate humour

Exposed: Jimmy Savile’s satanic ritual
This big headache was dealt with by attacking the source of the information Dr Sinason, avoiding the corroborating medical evidence that her patients were on the hospital wards at the time Savile was abusing others in the that hospital.
Photos used – A huge photo from a movie (thus implying the abuse was fictional) and humorous image of Savile.

Here’s the real image of Savile in his satanic outfit – courtesy of Real Whitby.

Jimmary Savile in satanic ritualistic regalia

And an image from a few months before of a convicted ritualistic sex offender from Cornwall, also in the UK.White witch ritualistic sex conviction

It’s time to start questioning not if ritual abuse exists but how we can PREVENT it and HELP the victims heal.

Surviving the Narcissistic Parent: ACoNs (Adult Children of Narcissists)

Emotional abuse: surviving an emotionally abusive childhood, and healing from it.

The Invisible Scar

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April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. At The Invisible Scar, we are focusing on emotional child abuse, such as the various types, how to help emotionally abused children,  resources for healing, adult survivors of emotional child abuse, and the special case of narcissism.

Adult children of narcissistic parents (ACoNs) know a special type of emotional abuse in being raised by narcissists. (Biological mothers, stepmothers, biological fathers, and stepfathers can be N parents.) 

Before we discuss the special case of narcissism, please note that not every emotionally abusive parent has the narcissistic personality disorder. In some circumstances, an emotionally abusive parent who is not a narcissist can change and improve his or her parenting.  The same is not true for the narcissistic parent, however. Every narcissistic parent is an emotional abuser.

A narcissist is a person who has the narcissistic personality disorder.

Narcissistic personality disorder is one…

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Technology And Child Abuse

How to avoiding and report online crimes against children, including images of child sexual abuse and grooming of children for later abuse.


Technology And Child Abuse
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