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Victoria transgendered women challenges Facebook

October 7, 2015

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.