Since reinstated. That’s what comes of hiring toxic snowflakes to make decisions. No, really: From Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason:
A pudgy little figure with wide hips and ample breasts, the Venus of Willendorf was discovered in 1908 but originally dates to the Stone Age. One of the oldest surviving art works in the world, the limestone sculpture now resides in Vienna’s Natural History Museum, where a woman named Laura Ghianda snapped a pic last December and then posted the image to Facebook.
It was promptly removed. A notice from Facebook explained that the naked figure was inappropriate for the social site.
According to the company’s official policy, “photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other art that depicts nude figures” are allowed. But despite four attempts by Ghianda to appeal the image’s removal, Facebook wouldn’t budge.
The Natural History Museum also appealed to Facebook. More.
Read the rest, as to how Facebook caved, but slowly.
Yes, that toxic blizzard is falling on art and history too, not just on science.
Not even the revered Stone Age goddess of contented obesity is safe now. Wait till the Toxicities discover the Virgin Mary.
See also: Biology is real, if not popular: Lone scientist squares off with social justice warriors. Wouldn’t it be nice if big science boffins recognized that the squall of toxic snowflakes reported here (future leaders?) are a much more serious threat to science than whatever Florida parents want. If not, others will need to dig out the snow shovel but the results will not be pretty.
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Note: Facebook also covered itself in glory recently for not getting the fact that most adults can understand satire. Fifty years ago, we used to dump would-be English literature students for not “getting” that kind of thing. Few of us want to spend the rest of their lives coping with the fallout when some people with a position know just enough to get everything completely wrong.