Victoria transgendered women challenges Facebook
School of Communication and Culture Associate Prof. David Black was interviewed by CTV Vancouver Island about a transgendered woman challenging Facebook’s photo policies by posting semi-nude photos of herself throughout her hormone therapy.
Here is an excerpt:
“This is a great example where trans-people are posing really interesting questions to the world,” says Black. “As a business decision it makes a lot sense for Facebook to err on the side of a more conservative view on these things.”
Black adds, “Women in the culture in general benefit from these questions raised – why is it that the female body immediately sexualized and the male body not?”
Watch the full interview starting at 3:40 in the newscast.