Ask Facebook to stop supporting Fat Hatred
This great post from Keep All Your Misery came up on the feed today and I just had to point it out to you.
Are you, like me, sick of flagging fat-hating Facebook groups to no avail?
When you set up a page or group, Facebook tells you: “groups that attack a specific person or group of people (e.g. racist, sexist, or other hate groups) will not be tolerated. Creating such a group will result in the immediate termination of your Facebook account.”
So, thinking that Facebook might actually, you know, honor their policy, many of us have flagged groups like “we all know a fat slag who thinks their fit” or “beautiful girls, all over the world, except you. fat bitch.” We’ve flagged the groups that publicly post images of bloggers without their permission, are filled with hate-filled comments, and dehumanize and attempt to humiliate fat folks. And yet the groups remain, despite the flaggers pointing out that the fact that they clearly constitute hate.