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Another Facebook Fail: Group Lists Reasons For Punching Women in the Face

Another Facebook Fail: Group Lists Reasons For Punching Women in the Face

Earlier this month, I wrote a post about an extremely offensive Facebook group – “Killing Your Hooker So You Don’t Have to Pay For Her.” I was shocked (as many of you were) that such a group was ever allowed to exist on Facebook and, as it turns out, the offending group’s page was taken down before I even finished writing the post, but this time that’s not the case.

You mean you found another highly offensive, unacceptable, unamusing Facebook group that pokes fun at violence against women?

Yes, unfortunately, but not altogether surprisingly, I did. 

“Reasons When It’s Acceptable to Punch a Woman in the Face” is the newest offending group. The group justifies itself by claiming that it’s meant to be taken as “dark humour” similar to Family Guy, South Park, and Scary Movie.

The group’s creator actually says, “I don’t feel I’m promoting violence nor am I condoning it, it’s just dark humour… it’s a joke.”

Well, let’s take a look at the list and see what’s so funny.

Trigger Warning: Some of the items on this list are extremely offensive and may be upsetting.

1. talking too much

2. disagreeing with anything you say

3. burning your food

4. not washing up

5. being on her period

6. being on her period and still coming to see you

7. talking bout other guys….even her dad

8. taking off her make up

9. leaving the kitchen

10. leaving the bedroom

11. refusing a threesome

12. telling you to stop pushing their head down… when
they give you head

13. not knowing the offside rule

14. not knowing the offside rule after being told too many
times

15.not allowing you to have sex with their mum/sister

16. killing banter

17. out drinking you

18. making stupid baby noises

19. being on either team Jacob or team Edward

20. refusing anal

21. breathing

22. when your football team looses

23. wanting attention during a cod session

24. asking you to make her a cup of tea

25. thinking their in control of the relationship

26. when ur angry and need something to hit

27. when you wanna try out your new kung fu move

28. wearing clothes indoors

29. asking you to go down on her

30. when they fish for compliments

31. when they make you watch chick flicks

32. expecting to get paid for

33. trying to help make this list (foook u becky)

34. having an opinion

35. crying for no fucking reason

36. weighing more than you do

37. calling you a woman/pussy

38. giving you a stupid nickname

39. forgetting to shave

40. not swallowing

41.having a 4 finger bucket

42. taking more than 20 minutes deciding what to wear

43. being taller than you

44. bitching about people you dont even know

45. looking at you funny

46. complaining that she’s cold…. wear a hoodie bitch

47. being a feminist

48. asking you to finish her off once ur finished..

49. calling the police when you hit her…bitch should learn

50. for being a woman..

51. saying they love you

52. when she is in range

53. When she reads this and wont have sex with you for
laughin

54. When she asks to be and admin

55. bitching about facebook groups…. get back in the
kitchen

56. when you got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t 1

57. Whenever she talks without being questioned

58. when she sends you a friend request…. i don’t want to be your friend, but you can go make me a sandwich :P

ONLY REASON TO NOT HIT A WOMAN IN THE FACE…

1. when she’s pregnant…..punch her in the stomach

I’ve read this list a few times and each time I get angrier and angrier. This is not humorous or funny no matter which way you slice it. This list basically calls on women to be mindless sex machines, with perfect bodies, who don’t speak or think but only live to pleasure men.

The creators of this group think what they are doing is OK because it’s only meant as a joke and I know some people – there are currently over 31,000 members – will think it’s “only meant to be funny” but  I have to ask where this humor comes from.

The items on this list show a deep disrespect for women and trivialize a problem that is very real. The fact is that many women suffer the heavy hand of abuse from men who don’t respect them and think they deserve to be hit for any number of reasons. Fortunately, most men have the privilege of never knowing this reality. That ignorance doesn’t give them free reign to make fun of those who aren’t so lucky.

I truly don’t understand how this group can be construed as funny or not condoning violence against women as the creators claim. Creating a group that makes fun of women being abused isn’t funny – it’s hurtful, unjust, and frankly, unoriginal.

Making jokes about violence against women is not new. We see it all the time, especially in the very shows, like Family Guy, that the creators claim they are attempting to emulate. We need to be more vocal about opposing this misuse of humor and demanding more from the networks, shows, and websites we support.

Facebook is a huge social networking platform with over 400 million users worldwide as young as 13-years-old. We deserve better from Facebook – much better.

The group’s creators have promised to continue adding items to the list, even asking people to submit their own  reasons it’s acceptable to punch a woman in the face so make sure you sign on to Facebook and report them (there is a “report group” link on the left hand side of the screen under links)! It’s about time this group got the boot!

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8:45PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

So where is the Reasons for Kicking Men in the Balls with Hobnail Boots page? That would be so hilarious.
Reason 1. talking too much
2. disagreeing with anything you say
3. burning your food
4. not washing up
5. Limp dick
Etc. Etc.

8:29PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

Family Guy, South Park, Scary Movie, American Dad, Married With Children, and more, are cleverly written. The humour cuts across the board and pokes fun at the often bitter ironies of life in general and is presented in context.

If the writers ever go too far it isn't by creating a list of no less than 59 reasons to perpetrate violence against a woman you supposedly love, up to and including punching her in the stomach when she's pregnant.

There is nothing clever or funny about this author's offering that exclusively targets and derides women in a most disgusting manner. I'm sure it would be a safe bet that many of the followers are even deadly, yes, deadly, serious about these statements.

How can the concept of hitting a woman in the stomach rather than the face because she's pregnant ever be funny? Especially when it happens to many women in violent and abusive relationships they don't know how to leave.

How can these statements not be construed as hate perpetuated by sick, sad and sorry misogynists who obviously have no idea of what is real humour?

3:01AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

This is so terrible. Always when i hear about terrible things it makes med sad, and i cannot understand how someone could do something terrible - hurt, rape or kill a person or animal. When i was a child this also happened to me... and surviving this is more terrible than not (parents and other may think different, but a victim?), living with all this pain... living with guilty feelings... full with hate for the own self
No one can understand, because most people cannot imagine this, cannot imagine how much it change. Some of them think, that this would not be so terrible, because all would make some sexual experiences, and so it would not matter if there were some without own interest or wish. This cruel and superficial society makes me sick.

I know that it is not good to wish someone who does terrible things something as a punishment. But when i hear about violent people then i think why are they so "afraid" to go to someone equal and get some hits for their selves. This is a perversion, to think being more a man when beating a woman or a girl. This men are a shame for all normal men.

"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers." (Martin Luther King)

9:24AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

@Richard R
So now you think insulting people because of their opinion is any better?
It seems like you are the one with the small brain. Cause what you are doing is insulting.
These guys try to make something funny out of it. Not screaming at people because of how they think of something
All i said was i think it was kinda funny as in how they are overreacting it on their page. There isnt a single line in my comment about aproving hitting women. But still thanks for telling me i'll hit my girlfriend later because of my opinion of this. That is very appealing of you.
Not everyone can have the same goody-goody humour like you do.

7:55AM PDT on Oct 30, 2011

I'm disturbed by the fact that some guys have the kind of mind that could think this sort of thing up and think it's funny. If I had a daughter who was dating a low life like this I'd do almost anything to get him out of her life.

11:02AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

@Rick R.
Where did you get your intelligence? Wait, don't try to hard to tell me, you'll hurt your pea.You don't have any, based on your reply. The only people that would find this kind of site humorous are people prone to doing this type of thing. So give your head a shake. Hear it? That rattling is your pea bouncing around saying to you; "I need to grow!!!Help me grow!!! Did you enjoy this humor? Probably not as it is directed at you! Do you get the idea? Is a thought hatching? Good then it can keep that pea sized brain company. Much as I hate writing like this, I felt you have earned it. Unlike the violence against women that is that is being condoned and joked about on these sites. You can dismiss this taunt as it isn't traumatic like the trauma felt from the violence on abused women. Wake up Rick R. you are on a path of accepting it and who knows what you'll be capable of in your future relationships by accepting these sites as "dark humor."

7:26AM PDT on Oct 28, 2011

Everyone is being way too serious about this.
Yes it is a cruel joke but even because its cruel its still a joke.
If you dont like the joke you ignore it or maybe make a counter-page of it (like the penis in a blender ive seen some people talking about.)
I myself think its kinda funny because they are at least trying to make something funny of it instead of worrying every single minute about it.

@Marge W. Dont be like that cause you only make it worse by saying women are better. I'm kinda sure women fought for equal rights so by saying those things it wont get any better.

3:30PM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Many women and children are living in terror of exactly these conditions. That makes it not particularly funny to me.
BTW where are all the people who want to attack women and doctors for abortion? More fetuses suffer from the type of abuse recommended here than are aborted. It can end a pregnancy or damage a fetus.

8:22AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

There is no humor in any of these Facebook pages. Anyone who believes there IS humor in them is in serious need of Psychiatric care, or incarceration.

7:58AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Oh, come on people! This is obviously just a joke!

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