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Facebook Rejects ‘Legalize Vagina’ Video But Lets Users Pussy Whip Trump?

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Evan Gahr Investigative Journalist

The newly-formed Legalize Vagina campaign against media and government censorship of a word they call “a powerful tool with which can take ownership of their own bodies and their health” got unintended validation from Facebook Wednesday. The online behemoth rejected its cheeky promotional video.

“Your ad wasn’t approved because the video used in the ad has profane language. Such ads may offend users and lead to high negative sentiment,” Facebook said. “The language of the ad should be focused on the product and not users. You can recreate your post with these guidelines in mind and try to boost it again. If you used ad creation, you can edit it in your Ads Manager.”

Actually, nobody on the promotional video actually said “vagina.” It was bleeped out as various women, including a gynecologist, contended avoiding the word is really silly.

One activist asked if “cooch” is preferable.

Facebook, which didn’t immediately reply to an inquiry Wednesday night, is not always so puritanical. Like most folks in elite circles all across the political spectrum, it has one standard for Donald Trump these days and another for everything and everybody else.

Presto: Non-partisan “Vagina” ads are verboten but calling Trump a “pussy” on Facebook or referencing his secretly-recorded use of the word is allowed. There are at least six pages with titles like “Pussies Against Trump” and “Trump grabbed my pussy.”

The Facebook page, “Now this Election,” even features a video of Gary Johnson repeatedly calling Trump a “pussy.”

Asked about the Trump irony, a publicist for the gyno-linguistic activists declined comment, emphasizing the group is nonpartisan. But unlike lots of snooty people, such as former California congressman Henry Waxman and the over-rated mediocrity Josh Marshall, who won’t talk to The Daily Caller, she was very helpful.

“Publicist Girl” took time out from canvassing NYU students for support near the school’s library Wednesday afternoon to provide background information and play the video for her questioner.