Sunday, February 21, 2010

Facebook Group: Reasons when it is acceptable to punch a woman in the face

Every once in a while a group appears on Facebook that is positively hateful. To ensure that these sites do not remain up, it’s important that they get reported by as many people as possible.

Reasons when it is acceptable to punch a woman in the face”, clearly advocates violence and in a world in which female lives are devalued, it is extremely important that such sites be removed.

It justifies its existence by claiming that this site represents off colour humour:

The term off-color humor (also known as dirty jokes) is an Americanism used to describe jokes, prose, poems, black comedy, blue comedy and skits that deal with topics that are considered to be in poor taste or overly vulgar by the prevailing morality of a culture. Most commonly labeled as "off-color" are acts concerned with sex, a particular ethnic group, or gender. Other off-color topics include violence, particularly domestic abuse; excessive swearing or profanity; "toilet humor"; national superiority or inferiority, dead baby jokes, pedophilic content, and any other topics generally considered impolite or indecent. Generally, the point of off-color humor is to induce laughter by evoking a feeling of shock and surprise in the comedian's audience. In this way, off-color humor is related to other forms of postmodern humor, such as the anti-joke.

Please take the time to report this site.  A report button is located on the left hand side at the bottom of the page.  Violence against women can never be a laughing matter.  Lives depend upon our understanding of this very simple fact.