Facebook won’t promote a feminist event because of its ‘profane’ language



In 1975, journalist Anne Summers published a book that was to become a vital Australian feminist text: Damned Whores and God’s Police. Now 40 years on, Facebook will not promote an upcoming event by the same name because the post contains "profane" language, according to the author.

In celebration of the book, which explores Australia’s historical treatment of women, a high profile conference will be held in Sydney in September, with Senator Penny Wong attending. But when Summers’ team tried to pay to boost the event on Facebook, it was knocked back

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via Mashable http://on.mash.to/1Ucx8xG


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