thewaterling: (Li'lMarySunshine)
( Jan. 4th, 2012 01:20 am)
The lovely [livejournal.com profile] lupabitch recently apprised me of the fact that if you turn your FB nav. language to Leet Speak, then visit the About section of anyone single or female, you'll see them dubbed as "lonely" & "sandwich maker." o.O  So to investigate, I gave it a go m'self.  Went through the process, took a screen cap, n' the below is what I got. See the column on the bottom? It's a screen capture. No photo manip. here, whatsoever.


I know this is "supposed" to be funny- something "clever" and "in," but for an entity as large as Facebook to mass-publish this kind of stupidity & misogyny.. that.. that's disturbing in my book. What's next? A Redneck Translator w/crude allusions to singles masturbating & women being chained to the stove?  

It's not that I don't get it's a joke. It's that a public giant as enormous & influential as FB is right now (especially w/the younger generations) should be more responsible than this.  They should freaking know better than to propagate this kind of mindset- 'cause in many places around the world, this kind of mindset is NOT, not anywhere NEAR being a joke.  People still treat women like this today, and our taking that fact for granted is dangerous & irresponsible.

If individuals wanna make these jokes, fine. I laugh at redneck & blind jokes too. But to me, that's my choice, as a Southerner (as much as I loathe to admit it), a visually impaired person, & an INDIVIDUAL. My own family barely gives a shit what I have to say.  If I spout that I think little green men should damn-well do what they're told, nobody's gonna give a hoot.  But regardless of how many people can read l33t, regardless of it supposedly being an attempt at "humour," a global giant like FB should leave the stupid sexist l33t terminology to the dorks who wanna spout this crap- & then complain that they can never get a date. :P

Anyhoo- for those who'd like to tell FB how they feel, here's the link for where you can petition FB to take this insulting crap down.  Or.. to root 'em on.  That's your prerogative too.

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=ui_profile
Working at the Freak Bazaar has reminded me that Alternate Visions needs a new rl banner/sign.  But the only signs I've ever made were hand-painted/drawn ones on cardboard- so how 'bout this?  Whomever designs the best banner/sign for me to use while vending, showing, etc. (heck even camping- I can put it across my tent to advertise! ;D) they'll get one custom-made item, created especially for them- in recompense for their hard work!  Sound good and fair?

If so, pop me your designs, and I'll show them off here, on the AV Blogger page, & on the AV Facebook page- for all the world to see!  Then we can all vote on the best submission, and the winner will receive either a piece of jewelry, a polymer clay goody, a pair of horns, a drawing, or any other type of oddity that I make, that's been hand tailored and custom created to fit their every desire!
If that sounds good to you, then...

On your mark, get set... GO!!!
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