Days after Facebook apologized to drag queens and the LGBT community for the insensitivity in saying that they must use ‘real names’ and be exposed, my account was still blocked. I would log in and still get the message that I needed to enter an ID and change my name to something they’ll accept. Now keep in mind, I indirectly know the Sisters who were involved in this fight… knowing friends of their friends. And remember also, I had this fight with Facebook for over two years, but nothing changed until this became a public problem. Now that the public apology happened, and it’s out of the spotlight, guess what is still happening to me?
I was patient because involved Sisters suggested that it might not have gotten around to me yet. And so I figured I’d go ahead and log in and give them my ID but in it ask for my ‘real name’ not to be used. And that’s what I actually did. I put the name into the slot that I wish to use, and submitted this graphic WITH ID and explanation:
I woke up today and logged in as I daily to, to see if any progress had been made. Instead I found my account restored. And guess what name they used? The very name I told them I do not want to have used.
You can tell by the cover pic I instantly made and uploaded, I was not happy. I also immediately fixed the all my personal info so that it is now filled entirely with misinformation. Then I even went so far as deactivating it so that it wasn’t findable by anybody. Later in the day, I found this email:
Trying to make a point:
The California ID was not a real ID. Days before the apology I decided to try using an ID with my name made from a California Driver’s License generator. The point was to get the name I wish to use reinstated, but also to reveal, if Facebook remained stubborn, that even that ID policy isn’t securing anybody at all. After all, I was asked for ID but a lot of people are not. Most in fact. So this does nothing to keep anybody safe, but forcing me to use the name on my ID ABSOLUTELY DOES expose me to my family, who I wish to avoid. They say they’re sensitive to the needs of LGBT people who have family they wish to avoid.
But here’s the absolute fucking stupidity… they allow for drag names and names you prefer to use rather than your ‘real’ names now, right? So why the fuck do I need an ID for that? And how the fuck do you get ID for a name that isn’t officially your name? AND WHY THE FUCK ARE THEY ONLY ASKING FOR THAT FROM ME? Everyone else can now change their name to whatever they want without any problem, but I am incapable because they demand ID!!!! WHAT THE FUCK???
I sent this reply:
So I get this mail next:
Oh! Well alrighty then.
Now I should specify it says that deactivating your account is not the same as deleting your account. So when I deactivated it, it made it not exist unless I should log back in. It’s their way to let you take an absence from which you can change your mind later if need be. Okay, so I log back in and reactivate the account, and I found…. oh, still displaying my ‘real name’ for all to see. Not resolved at all. They are not listening to me at all. They just put my name out there despite clear demands not to, without a give-a-shit in the world that people I don’t want to find me will be blatantly able to do exactly that.
I’M FUCKING FURIOUS. I have had it with this shit:
I’m back to getting nothing but robot responses.
And therefore I guess I have to deactivate the account again. So no, they’re still fucking with me. Now, I would not have to provide identification for them if it were a drag name, right? And they have my ID so that they know who I am, right? But no. And since everyone else on earth is appeased about this, there’s nobody who gives a shit. None of my friends seem to notice or care. All the Sisters are now just fine. But they’re particularly picking on me alone now. I’d had this shit long before they started deleting Sisters’ names, and then they delete my account because I stood up for them and that hater reported me. I didn’t even ask to have Ray Bear as my name on there. It’s just what Facebook put in place because they refused RedSpider. And is anybody standing up for me? Nope.
And for an additional laugh, remember, I’d made a secondary account so I could get in, because before their apology there was no way in hell I was giving them my ID, and I couldn’t give them one for Ray RedSpider, or Ray Bear. So I was completely blocked out and unable to tell people where I was.
Well, the secondary account I made to get in…… look what I was able to do with that one with absolutely no difficulty whatsoever:
I said to change my name to Ray RedSpider, and voila. They did. No problems, no muss, no fuss. So why the fuck did they require ID on the account I’ve had for years? And why the fuck did they put my name on it AFTER APOLOGIZING, AFTER REALIZING THE HARM THAT POLICY DOES, AFTER I SPECIFICALLY EXPLAINED WHY I DID NOT WANT THEM TO? Why am I singled out here?
So they are particularly picking on me. That is right here, evident as can possibly be. The name policy no longer requires anybody to issue ID to use the name they choose, but they’re still absolutely insisting that of me, and if I say anything to them, I get the robot response that it’s resolved again because they don’t give a shit that they violated me.
I’m thankful the Sisters were able to get Facebook to realize it’s wrong, but now that it’s over, they are back to their usual shitbaggery. Meaning they didn’t realize they were wrong. They just aren’t doing this to people who can bring publicity about it. Nobody’s listening to me. Nobody notices, nobody cares.
I’ll be on Google+ and Diaspora, like I said. Fuck these people. If you must follow me on Facebook at all, my posts will be auto-posted to the Ray RedSpider page that I made. But otherwise, fuck it. And I won’t be replying there. You’ll know how to get hold of me. Right here.
This is such fucking bullshit.