This concerns an unfinished article about Jesselyn Cook, who covers international affairs for the Huffington Post. Originally, this article was going to be something along the lines of:
Wow, Jesselyn is actually ~20% hotter than she appeared while speaking at the UN!
Facebook Didn’t Seem To Care I Was Being Sexually Harassed Until I Decided To Write About It…a pro-Trump Facebook group posted my photo and asked its 72,000 members if they would “smash or pass.”
It’s difficult to describe how it feels to discover hundreds of complete strangers debating how fuckable you are. Or to see them casually suggest they’d like to “smash,” “pump” and “skullfuck” you as an apparent form of punishment for your gender and job title…dozens of my friends and coworkers reported the group to Facebook. Several hours later, Facebook responded to them with a message saying it had discovered content that “doesn’t follow our Community Standards.”…Upon receiving a request for comment for this article on Friday ― two months after HuffPost initially alerted Facebook to the situation…the group was taken down.
I sincerely had no idea that some hot chicks genuinely resented being ogled by men. Since Jesselyn is clearly among them, the article has been scrapped.
In retrospect, it now makes sense that HuffPo’s Ryan Grimm got mad at MFP for an article entitled “Elise Foley Actually Looks Hot From Certain Angles”, which featured the following gif:
It was a compliment, but fine, just forget it.