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Petitioning Facebook

Facebook: Change your policies to reduce violence against women

Facebook's current policies aren't working and are, in fact, contributing to violence against women. ..."more than 75% of targeted online abuse is aimed at women." (Chemaly). Facebook currently allows misogynistic pages--in spite of the fact that those pages are reported repeatedly. Thier "explanation" for allowing them is that those pages encourage discussion or are a form of humor. Facebook's "case-by-case approach cannot assess how an overall hostile environment (treating rape and violence against women literally as a joke or ignoring content that is viscerally threatening and desensitizing) is threatening, unsafe and harmful to users (male and female)"(Soraya Chemaly) There is nothing funny about violence against women.

Letter to
Facebook
Dear Facebook,
Your current policies aren't working and are, in fact, contributing to violence against women. ..."more than 75% of targeted online abuse is aimed at women." (Chemaly). Facebook currently allows misogynistic pages--in spite of the fact that those pages are reported repeatedly. Your "explanation" for allowing them is that those pages encourage discussion or are a form of humor. Facebook's "case-by-case approach cannot assess how an overall hostile environment (treating rape and violence against women literally as a joke or ignoring content that is viscerally threatening and desensitizing) is threatening, unsafe and harmful to users (male and female)"(Soraya Chemaly) There is nothing to discuss, nor is there anything funny about violence against women.