Another day, another ban

lampreyWell, getting banned from various sites seems to be the story of my life, doesn’t it? I managed to get myself banned from Facebook again, this time for a week. It’s because I posted the image on the right, along with the following punchlines (if memory serves):

  • “Check out Samppa’s amazing new subincision procedure!”
  • “I’ve heard of vagina dentata but had no idea there was a male version!”
  • “Is that a lamprey in your pants or are you just happy to see me”

I made the mistake of posting it publicly… I flipped the switch to “friends only” but I think it was too late and as is no surprise, it had already been reported. I also included a link to the real story about the lamprey photo.

I’m not going to complain about Facebook’s “standards” here — although I easily could, since Facebook is flooded with softcore porn blogs. I get that the world is a lot more friendly to objectified photos of women as legally close to naked as possible spreading their ass cheeks than to anything edgy. I understand that a picture of a fish badly photoshopped into someone’s pants can have society come crashing down better than a hijaacked 767, and there’s a need for corporate masters to beat it down ASAP. The part of the process that really bothers me is that the moderation process is completely non-transparent. It happens on the whims of a single anonymous moderator, and more importantly, there is no appeal process or anyone that can be contacted. The entire Facebook population lives with a totally unaccountable blade over their necks.

Any bodmod posts I have to make will continue to go to ModBlog of course…


  1. Lisa-Clara Lawrence wrote:

    Such standards Facebook have when taking the hypercrotical moral high-ground. I hope you choose to come back to the site after a week, as even though we are not aquainted, I do follow and enjoy your posts – Lisa.

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 6:32 am | Permalink
  2. HJP wrote:

    It took a second, but I knew that photo wasn’t what it would first appear to be. I just wonder if someone is now going around Facebook thinking they saw a wounded penis instead of a lamprey.

    Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:44 am | Permalink
  3. veg wrote:

    I think there’s way too many reasons to stay as far away from Facebook as possible, being, together with Google, the biggest police files any authoritarian state has ever dreamt of.

    I’ve been really saddened to see a lot of content that used to be hosted on individual blogs move to FB over the past few years, as if it was taking over/destroying the decentralized nature of the Internet.

    Please keep posting neat stuff here and onto modblog, Shannon, and if it really comes to using a corporate platform, I think Tumblr is much better suited to the purpose. A lot of bodymod-related people are there too (it’s a very large social platform in general, and you don’t need an account to browse!), the data-mining is nowhere close as Facebook’s (which has an algorythm to identify every face on every picture uploaded) and the censorship… well, pretty much non-existent AFAIK.


    Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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