remove and ban rape / assault groups from
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remove and ban rape / assault groups from

    1. Petition by

      M K

      Austin, TX

Because these groups incite and celebrate criminal violence against women.

Users on have argued that banning and/or removing these subreddits would be an unacceptable abridgment of free speech. We disagree; when speech crosses the line from simple free expression of ideas (however objectionable) to fanning the flames of violent criminal activity toward half its members, a community has the right and the responsibility to take action.

Because reddit has banned and/or removed other subreddits, the continued existence of  r/misogyny, r/chokeabitch, et. al., suggests that reddit owners and administrators sanction the material presented. This tacit approval creates a hostile environment that permeates reddit as a whole and affects users even if they do not visit the subreddits in question.

Furthermore, as users who agreed to refrain from posting "material that is defamatory, abusive, bullying, harassing, racist, hateful, or violent" and content that "facilitates or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense" when we joined the site, we strongly object to this selective enforcement of reddit's terms of service.

Take a good look at the image above, and imagine your mother's face in place of the cartoon woman's. Is it funny? Is it entertaining? Does it add anything to your life or to the world at large?

Please join us in demanding that reddit abide by their user agreement, and remove and ban these dangerous and violent groups from the site:





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    1. 59 signatures this week

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    Reasons for signing

    • Sarah Foster OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      These promote violence and horrible attitudes towards women. By allowing them to exist you also allow the gates to open for other sexual abuse reddits.

    • Herp Derpington BATON ROUGE, LA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This petition is stupid enough to where I'm signing it despite not even giving a fuck about the existence of this SR.

    • Rebecca Beauchamp DAYTON, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      Free speech or not, reddit is not required to support proponents of rape.

    • Meaghan Glynn ARLINGTON, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      What she said.

    • lexi 1205 RICHMOND, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Its incitement to break the law, not free speech


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