Living in California and writing for TTAG has given me the opportunity to meet and get to know Ms. Callie Wolverton, the PR manager for Girls With Guns.
Callie’s new endeavor is a show called Universal Huntress. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that she referenced the word ‘gun’ in the title of her show. But when she tried to run it on Facebook and pay to boost it (sending it out to more viewers) she was denied. Facebook told her that her live video violated their standards, labeling it “violent”. The apparent problem: she said the “g-word” a few times, thus promoting violence.
You can hear her side of the story here.
More social media outlets are attempting to disallow speech with which they disagree politically. In this case, Facebook wants to limit her ability to get the word out about women in the shooting sports, such as hunting. Sadly, this is happening more frequently. It’s often difficult to be an outspoken advocate of not only shooting sports but gun rights in general anymore on social media in general and Facebook in particular.
Often women are met with more disdain in social media than men. I was threatened because I dared to disagree with an “assault weapons” ban. But like me, Callie’s outspoken and stands firm in her support of women taking up hunting and engaging in the shooting sports. I have a massive amount of respect for her and the companies she works for. Keep keepin’ it real, girl!
For those interested in the Universal Huntress show, the all new season started July 2nd 10:30 pm est. You can also watch watch live at the Pursuit Channel or click here for information about the show.