On leaving Facebook

I’ve gotten a decent amount of fun out of social media/internet crap over the last several years. Recently I’ve been losing taste for Facebook in particular and this post is intended to explain the why part.

For many years this has in many ways been a positive experience. I’ve made many friendships that have translated into real world ones. It’s connected me to so many people who are into the same things as me.

Lately though, it just seems to be a nonstop pissing contest. I spend too much time in frustrating debates that never have any clear direction and it’s caused me to get into a great deal of strife with family and friends. All frustration aside, my real issue with Facebook is their well defined penchant for censorship. Particularly of LGBT/Queer content. All while turning a blind eye to a STAGGERINGLY high amount of actual fascist content.

Here is the photo and text of the post that got my current ban(and might here on WordPress as well, not sure):

‘I’m a lot more comfortable with myself and my body these days and though I plan on doing something about it surgically…. I don’t really give a damn if people can see my bulge anymore. I wear pretty much whatever the hell I want these days and don’t feel like I need to prove my femininity to anyone. It used to make me feel so unbelievably frantic and anxious if it was showing in any way and i generally dressed fairly conservatively when I wasn’t in Thrasher Girl mode but now I just…. don’t really let it bother me. Having too much fun being free to stop 💋 The HRT goes well and I’m looking into changing my name legally(hope to do this in the next month or two) as well as getting letters from my endocrinologist about legal gender change as well as for surgery. Starting to get some breast development and hoping to add progesterone to the cocktail soon. Even at only five months(I miscalculated when I said almost six) I feel like the results are amazing and probably the best thing I’ve EVER done for my mental health. I don’t care if my bluge is showing. Mine is and always has been a Female body. My name is Lily Jane and I am not ashamed of my body.🌷#bodypositive #bulge #transgirlsofinstagram #lilyjane #icanseeyourjunk #girlslikeus #transitioning #hrt #boobies #lgbtq #estradiol #progesterone #hormonetherapy #flowergirl #metalhead #transgirl #transwoman #transvengers #wontbeerased #selfie #transgender #female #transrightsarehumanrights #transwomenarewomen #queer #slavegirl #package #middlefinger #thisiswhattranslookslike #transisbeautiful ‘

Frankly, I don’t see why this got me banned, but my friends have some ideas:

Fallon said ‘I saw it!! I hearted it instantly!! I really don’t understand how that was any kinda violation. But ya know if you don’t fall into the beauty standards of others you’re being offensive!! Bet of you had double D breast and was tucked in a fucking thong there wouldn’t be a problem cuz the idiots can fap to it without “being gay”

My cousin’s Fiancee Erica said ‘Gods forbid a woman celebrates her body Or take any power over how her form is portrayed by the media 😠’

Before I talked to them I thought I might have been overreacting.

I still seriously don’t see the problem with what I posted.

I’m not going to waste my time expecting Facebook to be more ethical (they won’t lol), I’m just counting this as the final insult and moving on.’

I like WordPress a lot and am hoping I don’t encounter the same simple minded puritanical bullshit here.

Anyhow, to those of y’all on Facebook who would like to keep up, my email is theallisinall@gmail.com and my Instagram is morbid_flower_girl

Facebook is simply more trouble than it’s worth anymore but I thank you all for what fun I was able to have there 💋

This was how I defended said post, and I stand by it.

I stand with my community. Fuck the Far Right and their enablers at Facebook💋

Love-

Lily Jane 🌷

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