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98 M. Women on Facebook, 20 Showed Up for This Protest

(Photo: Twitter.com/ShelbyKnox)

From these Forbes photos from the scene, it looks like perhaps two dozen women and a few good men showed up at Facebook’s Manhattan headquarters yesterday to protest the lack of women on the social network’s board. “Women and Facebook: 58% of Users. 0 Board Members,” read one sign.

The group was turned away. “The handful of protesters that gathered in front of Facebook’s office on Madison Avenue at noon was disappointed when the company refused to accept a petition signed by 53,000 users asking the company to include women on its board of directors,” writes Social Times.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t even accept meetings with the titans of Wall Street begging to sell his stock for obscene amounts of dollars. As Grandma would say: Bless their hearts. At least it went better than the Apple store protest.

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Women’s Rights Group Plans Protest for Tomorrow at Facebook’s NYC HQ

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At the beginning of April, progressive women’s rights group UltraViolet announced a petition that aimed to convince Facebook to add a woman to its currently all male, all white board. Looks like Facebook hasn’t bowed to their demands just yet, so UltraViolet is planning a rally tomorrow outside of Facebook’s NYC office on Madison Ave.

Feminist activist Shelby Knox, she of early aughts documentary fame, tweeted the following: “Tomorrow, feminists are rallying in front of Facebook’s NYC office to ask them to put women on their board. Join us?”

The rally is scheduled for tomorrow, April 25th, at noon, when UltraViolet intends to deliver the signed petition to the Facebook offices.