Breaking News from Western Mass News:
Stop the presses!! Local woman finds out how Facebook works. More details coming at 10! Here’s what we know so far:
When people post a Facebook profile picture, it’s their way of introducing and representing themselves to the online community. When one local business owner posted a profile picture a short while ago, she had no idea it would be taken and posted in a closed “men’s only” Facebook group. The woman claims the Facebook user that posted her picture is local, but she said the closed group is international and the post about her garnered lewd and demeaning comments.
She’s complaining about a picture posted in a PRIVATE Facebook group that she had previously posted publicly, and she refers to herself as a “boss babe.” I’ve already heard enough.
Listen boss babe, that’s not how the Internet works. You don’t get to decide what other people do with fully clothed pictures of you. You’re allegedly proud of the way you look, but now all of a sudden you don’t want to be “alluring for males.” You poor, delicate sunflower. Loved the live footage that Western Mass had of her reading comments on Facebook:
The struggle is so real.
Local makeup artist and boutique owner Crystal Vazquez posted her new professional headshot with pride, making it her Facebook profile picture.
“I had just lost a significant amount of weight and I’m a mother of three. I felt empowered. You can have tattoos and piercings, you can be who you are, and still be respected in the community,” Vazquez explained.
However, respected is the last thing Vazquez felt when friends told her that picture had been posted in a closed men’s group on Facebook, meaning you must be approved to join by a page administrator.
“She said well he’s posting your profile photo and making sexually derogatory comments about you. I realized at that time that it was the spouse to one of my customers. My instant reaction was to change my profile photo and blame myself,” Vazquez explained.
Men make sexually derogatory comments about women while in the company of other men? Uhh muhhh gahhhdd!! We should start bugging locker rooms too. I heard guys talk about their sexual conquests in there.
Vazquez said the photo that brought her pride was subject to comment from men across the globe, even reaching one user in England.
“If this is happening to me and this person is pretty much a stranger to me, it could happen to anybody,” Vazquez said.
It’s almost like they have Facebook in England!!
Western Mass News spoke with Stan Prager of GoGeeks Tech Repair. He said the post likely violates Facebook’s terms of service and merits a report to the company. However, he said your Facebook profile picture “is the one that you cannot make private, so don’t use a picture that you don’t want anyone to steal.”
Fuck off Stan. I don’t know why of all the pictures of women on the Internet they chose some chick from Western Mass with a haiku tittoo to fap to, but it certainly doesn’t violate Facebook’s standards.
Vazquez added, “I don’t know where else it is and so it’s a humiliation that I maybe will never get away from.”
It’s not a picture of you sucking down a salami serpent. You’re a fully clothed and confident “boss babe,” and a business owner. Who cares where it is? Honestly, what do you care if a man is looking at a picture of you in Mongolia and taking himself to pleasure town? How does that at all affect your life at all?
Vazquez chose not to name the person who posted her picture in the group and the group name itself. She said it’s out of fear of further victimization, both for herself and other women on Facebook.
“He posted it, he didn’t post it under a fake profile, he used his real profile,” Vazquez noted.
Except you did post his name everywhere on Facebook, and your woke army has been calling him out.
No Seth, it’s not sexual harassment if you don’t actually contact the person you simple minded nudnik. That’s not how any of this works.
Also, the fact that she thinks Facebook isn’t a public place, but Western Mass News is, tells me she’s not ready for the Internet.
She said she wants the whole community to know how the post ruined a picture she used to find empowering.
“It showed who I was as a professional…By him sharing this in such a dirty way, it kind of just took all of that meaning behind the picture away from it,” Vazquez said.
Oh shut your piehole already.
Vazquez told us she made contact with a member of the closed Facebook group in England, who commented on her picture. He told her the pictures are posted at a rate of “loads per hour.”
Wait until she finds out what he meant by “loads per hour.” The boss babe is gonna be down for the count.
She’s milking every ounce of victimhood possible out of this “story.”
Third wave feminism is cancer. All we do now is find ways to be victims, which is the exact opposite reason why feminism became a social movement.
The pearl clutching comments about the newfound discovery that men make lewd comments about women while in the company of other men is off the charts.
The boss babe was “crying” because some guy said she could suck a golf ball through a garden hose. The only thing she’s the boss of is hurt feelz.
She filed a freaking police report because someone shared a publicly viewable image she put out there and posted it on a closed group page for men. First world white girl problems for the win!
She feels “violated” and says that a comment in a closed Facebook group could “ruin my career.”
You can’t make this stuff up.
The amount of people who don’t understand how Facebook works never ceases to amaze me.
Bangs head on desk.
The white knighting Olympics started to heat up.
It got worse.
Definitely try to ruin the guy’s marriage because he paid you the compliment of assuming your basket sandwich skills were off the charts.
Oh, and of course we have to make sure he loses his livelihood over a comment too:
Seems like a reasonable reaction.
The bottom line is Facebook is not your diary, it’s the public square. Conversations that used to be private are now digital. Anything you post on Facebook, regardless of your privacy settings, should be assumed to be public by you, because people in closed groups talk, and so do the people on your “friends” list. This used to just happen to celebrities, but because of social media everyone is a celebrity now. The best way to avoid this is just not use social media if you’re not ready for it.
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