Reinstate Acharya S's Facebook Page
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Reinstate Acharya S's Facebook Page

    1. Mythicist Milwaukee
    2. Petition by

      Mythicist Milwaukee

      Milwaukee, WI

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October 2013

Victory

From Mythicist Milwaukee: We petitioned Facebook via change.org and reached out to local media to reinstate Acharya's Facebook account. It took 7 days and almost 3,000 signatures, but we did it!

From Acharya S: "I'M BACK!!!!! Thank you, Facebook! And all you wonderful supporters. The reason for the suspension WAS the virginity testing image, as I can now prove. I appreciate FB's reconsideration so very much. Yippee kayo! Sense and rationality have prevailed!"

We contacted local media and promoted this via e-mail and social media to spread word of the petition in order to get Acharya's voice back onto Facebook. After 7 days, we gathered almost 3,000 signatures and her account was reinstated!

DM Murdock (aka Acharya S.) is known for pushing the limit by challenging the strong-hold some religions have over societies all over the world. Acharya is ahead of her time with her research and is being punished for her passion of making the world a better place for the objectified and abused women who do not have a voice. We started this petition because we believe we need voices like Acharya's to help shed light on the world's atrocities. Tuning out her voice is censorship.

Read the full story here: http://www.freethoughtnation.com/contributing-writers/63-acharya-s/828-facebook-permanently-disables-account-for-virginity-test-photo.html

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Facebook Now Allows Beheading Videos - But Not Nudity

      Mythicist Milwaukee
      Petition Organizer

      Yesterday, BBC news broke a story about a change in Facebook policy - saying that it will now allow violent content - such as beheadings - to be published. The caveat? It's allowed as long as the intent is to RAISE AWARENESS rather than celebrate violence.

      After news of the reversal broke on Tuesday - and ensuing outrage began - Facebook spokeman Matt Steinfeld clarified their position, saying Facebook would "take a more holistic look at the context surrounding a violent image or video, and will remove content that celebrates violence" while allowing some content "of public interest or concern."

      Alas, individuals like Acharya - whose pages exist solely for the purpose of RAISING AWARENESS rather than celebrating violence - are banned without warning with no hope of return.

      Source articles:
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24608499
      http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/22/news/companies/facebook-violent-videos/

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Brian Sasville BOTHELL, WA
      • 11 months ago

      She is a well-respected and prestigious JOURNALIST trying to bring attention to injustice -- and there was NO reason to ban her. NONE.

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    • Sean Gaffney BURNABY, CANADA
      • 11 months ago

      Objective historical analysis has never been so important. Acharya provides this. Shame on Face Book!!

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    • K. S. Nelson WINTER PARK, FL
      • 11 months ago

      Why are you suppressing the voice of someone trying to end the torture of children in Africa?

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    • Max King WILD HORSE PLAINS, AUSTRALIA
      • 11 months ago

      Censorship of ideas is abhorrent

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    • John Wesser NORTH AURORA, IL
      • 11 months ago

      Ms. Murdock's research and reporting is vital to educate the world regarding misogyny and the archeological advancement of mankind.

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