Monday, June 29, 2015

Meanwhile, Facebook Continues to Be Terrible

Remember when Facebook took the positive step of adding a ton of different gender identity options and allowing for customized options? That was great.

Then remember when they decided to delete any accounts that didn't have the person's legal name attached to it? Which hurts trans people who haven't been able to legally change their names, as well as people trying to hide from abusers and somehow even people of indigenous tribes who have names that Facebook decides don't look real enough? Maybe you don't remember that, but yeah, that's still going on.

Prepare for some hardcore irony.

Woman responsible for Facebook gender options kicked off for violating real names policy



Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off from my friends, family and peers and left me with the stark choice between using my legal name or using a name people would know me by.

And what day did this happen? Oh yes. It was June 26th, the same day the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the US.

IT'S LIKE HIGHER FORCES ARE TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING.

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