Facebook Took Down This Picture Because It Was Too Demeaning

By Casey Chan on at

Facebook, which recently took down the elbow boobs picture, also took down this picture by men's magazine Zoo. The crass post asks Facebook users if they're a boobs or butt guy, with a "clever" picture.

The reason the picture was taken down was because:

"The image, disturbing nature of having a disembodied woman and the offensive, clearly sexist and even abusive nature of some responses on a page being used to advertise this product should not be allowed. Both the pictures, the questions that are posed and the responses are regularly demeaning and unacceptable to women. Women are objectified and sexualised."

Which is true! But Zoo argues that because the Facebook post was 'editorial' material and not advertising, Facebook shouldn't have a right to take down the post. Which is also true! Taking a look at Zoo's Facebook page, every single post is demeaning to women. It's their shtick. So why single one picture—even if its awfully demeaning—out? [BuzzFeed]