Why is Facebook Banning Lesbians for Using the word ‘dyke’?

Don’t let Facebook tell us who we are, protest the banning for using the word DYKE!

In the days leading up to the annual Pride marches that took place in many North American cities, reports that lesbians were being banned from Facebook began to surface.

Co-founder of MichFest, the famed annual women’s music festival that was held every August from 1976 to 2015, Lisa Vogel, noted the irony of Facebook’s rainbow “reaction,” paired with their apparent targeting of lesbians.

Over the weekend, more and more women reported being banned — either for posting the word “dyke” in some form, or for simply posting about the bans. Continue reading “Why is Facebook Banning Lesbians for Using the word ‘dyke’?”