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Facebook: Add Gender Identity to your Hate Speech Protection
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Facebook: Add Gender Identity to your Hate Speech Protection

    1. Bailey Jenkins
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      Bailey Jenkins

      Fairfield, PA

Gender Identity is often a phrase left out of Hate-speech and anti-bullying policies. The fact that it is not specifically listed allows companies to claim their support, but at the same time, fail to protect us when it comes to a real time of crisis. Facebook is one organization that has not added Gender Identity to their list of protections, meaning when Facebook pages post pictures like the above, and claim that Transfolk 'Don't actually want to be a female permanently', that 'Deep down we want the option to switch back' and that it's nothing but a fetish, Facebook can turn their back, and defend the group's right to hate speech, as Gender Identity is not protected. Please join me in telling Facebook that this cannot fly, that people varying from the gender binary deserve just as much protection as anyone else, especially when we face our Transgender Day of Rememberance this year with more people reported than any of the last five years. We must tell Facebook that this needs to end, before it becomes much worse than it already is.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rachel Sutter SANTA ROSA, CA
      • 9 months ago

      I am Transgender and have seen hate. It hurts

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 11 months ago

      "…gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation."

      -- Kofi Annan

      "…there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women."

      -- Kofi Annan

      "women themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom from fear. On this International Women's Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making that a reality.

      -- Kofi Annan

      When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.

      -- Kofi Annan

    • Karen Howard PORT ST LUCIE, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      If this is the hate speech I can expect to see on Facebook, I will definately NOT join, and I'll encourage others not to use Facebook. This kind of talk is disgusting and has no place on "social media".

      • over 1 year ago

      Because of my neice or I should say nephew.

    • Alex Ruble CHARLOTTE, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      It's 2013. It's time to start promoting safe environments where people of all sorts can feel free to be as they are. It's fucking ridiculous to allow outright threats, suicide goading, and the like on a social media website.


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