Facebook: Hate speech
It turns out a little douche-nozzle-troll that didn't like something I said in a group, had scanned my page, called me a racist Trump-loving Fox-News watcher, and reported something as "hate speech" because it had a few trigger words, and logic that went beyond his pea-brains ability to comprehend. And FB's automatic theology checkers probably saw a few keywords, and punished me by blocking my post, and a somewhat condescending note about reading their guidelines. But it had an appeal option. I appealed, and the human checker was much more able to get the nuance, and my post was restored. So it wasn't the worst experience possible. However, a much better one would have been to have a human checker validate BEFORE calling me a hater.
The offending post
A co-worker was confused about the 57 flavors of "Gender", and so I ranted about the difference between Gender, and Sexual Preference. But I'm a liberal (Libertarian) guy, that has a few trans-friends, a bunch of gay family members and friends, and am pretty tolerant and un-judgy. I want people to leave each other alone, but that includes the preachy left not micromanaging the right, as well as the other way around. So here's the accused hate speech:
A co-worker was talking about another form to fill out that had things she didn't understand, "what's nonbinary?", and then you have to explain all flavors of sexual preference and how idiots can't tell the difference between that and your gender.
First, I don't give a shit what people are into, which is why it shouldn't be on forms:
- "into BBW and pegging, while occasionally delving into light bondage fetishism and watersports"
- "I have yellow fever, and am into Bukake porn"
- Gay, asex, trisexual (they'll try anything), genderfluid, and so on
That's not your gender, that's your kink. I don't care. None of my f'in business, and certainly not the employer or governments business. Is your equipement inny or outty... do you have a Y chromosome or not. That's gender. If you're a Y that wants to be a double-X, that's a psychological malady that sucks -- but I don't care. Are you living as a XX or XY, without getting into specifics of how far through transition you are, or how many people, and of what kind, you bring into your bedroom. M or F? It's not hard. (No pun intended). The rest might be gender identity, or sexual orientation, or malady or design -- but why should an employer or coworkers care whether you've worked a glory hole, or you're a furry on weekends or after hours? M or F?
While companies get credit on some dumb government bigot-quota for whether you pee sitting down or not, or you associate as some sexual minority or not, at worse, those two things should be on the form (not what flavor you are).
Separately, I think that reflects poorly on our government which tries to regulate sexuality. Which is it? Does the left want the government in our junk or not -- because if you want them out, then asking about it and regulating based on it, is going the wrong way. If I had my druthers, I think we should pass a law that says no government forms or quotas can consider race, gender, or sexual preference in any law/regulation/quota, in any way. Give everyone a number, and leave people to be who they are.If someone persecutes someone, or harasses them or fires them because of what they are, that's the crime -- harassing, firing without cause or persecution of another human. Period. Their intersectional virtue quota is irrelevant, shouldn't be tracked or managed, and incentivizes the wrong things. Just treat people the same, and give them equal protection under the law. And to do that, you start by taking those identifying sub-attributes off everything that matters.
In the world of the perpetually offended, that was hate speech. But the only thing I was hating on, is over-reactionary intersectional Marxism and trying to micromanage fairness, instead of just living it. Treat people the same, regardless of what they do in the dark, or light. As long as they aren't hurting kids, or forcing people against their will, it really isn't my business. And if more people acted like that, instead of reporting truths that hurt their feelings on Facebook, we could be a better society.