Facebook: Permanently remove the "Female Hunters are Scummy Munters" page from Facebook
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The above picture is an example of the manner in which "Female Hunters are Scummy Munters" harass and bully hunters. In this case, it is referring to a picture of a little girl.
The Facebook page "Female Hunters are Scummy Munters" exists soley for the purpose of harassing and bullying female hunters and those who support them. They use terms such as 'cunt', 'bitch', 'whore', and 'slut' (among others equally profane terms) to attack and insult anyone who does not share their beliefs. They prowl the personal Facebook pages of hunters, take pictures from those pages, post them on 'Female Hunters are Scummy Munters', label it with insults and profanities, and proceed to defame the person in the picture, as well as anyone who defends the person in the picture or challenges them in any way. They have even posted pictures of children and have used the same insults.
Free speech is one thing. However, obscenity, fighting words, and defamation (including libel and slander) are not protected under freedom of speech. The administrators of this page cannot be allowed to hide behind their First Amendment rights as this is in clear violation of those rights.
Many have filed reports against this page numerous times, both for the entire page and for individual posts. However, Facebook has turned a blind eye to the complaints, stating that the page/posts do not violate Community Standards. Facebook's Community Standards policy regarding Harassment and Bullying is as follows: "Facebook does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment."
This is not just a hunting issue. Regardless of whether you believe hunting is right or wrong, there is never an excuse to use profanity and insults to attack anyone. The perpetrators of hate speech, cyber-bullying and harassment, and trolling cannot be allowed to run rampant on social media. Please sign this petition to set a precedent to Facebook that this kind of behavior is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
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