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Facebook Won’t Remove ‘Slut-Shaming’ Page, Despite Parents’ Pleas

The cover photo for the controversial "Slut-Shaming" Facebook Page reads: "Is that my grandaughter? What a Slut!"

Despite parents’ pleas, Facebook has yet to shut down a page titled “12-Year-Old Slut Memes,” a self-proclaimed “slut shaming” page. Run by two Australian teenagers, the Facebook page is dedicated to harassing and embarrassing young girls who post promiscuous or sexual content on Facebook. Although Facebook states in their guidelines that users are not allowed to harass, intimidate, or use hate speech, so far the company has refused to remove the 19-year-olds’ page from circulating.

Facebook standards state these guidelines: Users “will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.” Users “will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.” The company goes on, however, to state that it allows “clear attempts at humor or satire that might otherwise be considered a possible threat or attack. This includes content that many people may find to be in bad taste.”

According to The Stir, an “angry petition” has been thus far unsuccessful. The Stir asserts that parents “should be” angry, and that “two grown men have no business picking on young girls.” The article goes on to suggest that “the very words ‘slut shaming’ are despicable.” Among other statements of purpose liberally posted throughout the page is this one: “If you post slutty f***ing sh** on facebook expect your photo to end up on here, then tagged in, then ripped to shreds by 120 thousand people. Chaos will continue. Go die.” The page was created on August 26. As of today, the page has nearly 215,000 likes.

Change.org started a petition to ban the page, stating that “such content encourages violence towards minors, expecially when it is tolerated and laws are not enforced by the authorities. Furthermore, it contravenes the Facebook policy against ‘hate speech’.” A Facebook spokesperson, however, told BuzzFeed Shift, “We recognize the concern that this offensive Page has caused, and while we find this Page distasteful, it does not currently violate our terms.” The representative added that the page “does not pose a material threat to anyone’s safety.”

A posted note from the page’s editors comments humorously on the threat of closure:

“Due to the amount of legal strife that we have been running into about the group, and the fact that we are just two 19 year old guys that obviously can’t afford a law suit to their name, we have regrettably decided to close the page, permanently. I know we have lots of devoted fans that come on here to see the countless arguments and dumb sluts trying to justify themselves, sometimes it’s just too personally detrimental to have something like this group and it has to die.

We’ll miss you guys. Thanks for everything guys.

Dom James.

Nahhhhhh, just gammin’.
As long as there are sluts, we will put them in their place. Keep the submissions coming guys.
We’re not going anywhere. x”

Readers: What do you think? Should this page be allowed to keep shaming young girls and guys whom other deem “sluts”? Or does this really qualify as a “hate crime”?

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25 Responses to “Facebook Won’t Remove ‘Slut-Shaming’ Page, Despite Parents’ Pleas”

  1. Amy Birchfield

    My opinion is… They post the pictures to get attention, they got attention. I'm sorry, but girls these days have no shame. I'm 25 and I wouldn't do what these 12-17 year olds do. What ever happened to leaving stuff to the imagination? They just give it away….

  2. Tonia Lyn Boyster Armstrong

    This is wrong, I hope you two don't wear anything considered sexy our piss anyone off your picture might end up on this page. It's mean and distasteful, just because you dress a certain way doesn't make you a slut, anymore than the way you dress is a reason to rape a woman

  3. Tonia Lyn Boyster Armstrong

    This is wrong, I hope you two don't wear anything considered sexy our piss anyone off your picture might end up on this page. It's mean and distasteful, just because you dress a certain way doesn't make you a slut, anymore than the way you dress is a reason to rape a woman

  4. Rhiana Mann

    Instead of parents spending their time fighting to get the page off they should spend their time making sure their daughter don't end up on the site unless they r worried about that happening. It should b an eye opener for girls that think they need to go this route to get attention or express themselves

  5. Gloria Verret

    It is a form of bullying and those boys should get a life and go out and find a more dignified way to spend their hours. Like do something useful or good.

  6. Colleen McGee

    But its not just girls of that age range i have seen way 2 many pics of how should i put it? girls dressing like sluts! but it just shows they dont have respect 4 themselfs. and when they see pics of other older females doing it they think its ok!! so really what kind of message are people sending to kids today?

  7. Nicholette Butler

    If they didn't dress like that this wouldn't even be an issue. These parents should worry about their children dressing like that and not everybody else. If these guys are looking so are other people and almost every time that is going to be the bad attention that they don't want.

  8. Brittney Wald

    Calling everyone it posts on it's page a slut may not be necessary. Pointing out that they look like sluts is a valid opinion. Nothing on the internet is safe and if parents are getting upset maybe they should see how their kids came to be on that page and deal with that issuse. I in no way think bullying is right. However when young girls post the kinds of photos they do online where billions of people can have access to it that is thier choice. And for those of you who argue that they are young and don't know any better… turn to the parents for allowing their twelve year old to take and post those photos.

  9. Amra Budimlic

    Considering the things I did in my youth- not all parents know what their kids are doing. Not because they are bad parents, but kids are pretty slick.

  10. Emily Bright Crespin

    I would die inside if my daughters were labeled in such a way, but theyre still just children so it's my job as their mother to raise them right n make sure they dress n behave modestly. In the same respect though, it's also my job to teach them tolerance. These guys have no right to judge ANYONE based on what theyre wearing. A persons true value is whats in their heart. Sadly, most of us have forgotten that.

  11. Kathee Alexander McCarl

    This is NOT bullying. These girls have made the choice to dress like trollops. They went to their closets or dressers and pulled out clothing that that is too small, too short, too tight and too see-through. They put it on and they looked at themselves in the mirror. Every girl spends time looking in the mirror – seeing how they look, putting on make up, doing their hair. This is no hate crime. You reap what you sow. If you dress in a provocative way, what do you expect? I will never understand why a parent would allow their daughter to leave the house dressed like they are sex objects.

  12. Amy Adele Stacy Ecklesdafer

    I know all of those young kids have seen the ads for once on the internet always on the internet even if deleted. Where are the parents in this. The parents are getting mad at these two guys for them putting this out there… I don't think that its really tasteful, but ya know what…. These girls may not being thinking "what will my parents say if I post this" But they may be thinking "that those 2 guys might get it and the world could see it and bash me" so if its getting girls to think twice about what they are posting why the hell not!

  13. Deborah Lucksted

    If you actually LOOK at their page, there are not a lot of posts of actual girls. They're memes. So no, their page is NOT dedicated to "harassing and embarrassing young girls who post promiscuous or sexual content on Facebook".

    Way to write a COMPLETELY MISLEADING ARTICLE.

  14. Marian Lunsford

    A lot of the things that I have seen girls wearing that they call slutty isn't any worse than what my friend and I wore. We were not sluts or slutty. At that age kids are trying to find what they like. The parent should be the one stepping in and saying you need to wear something else that isn't appropriate. It isn't for an entire mob of strangers led by two 19 yr olds. Yes it is bullying. If they were targeting kids that wore nerdy clothes, were of a certain race or sexual orientation there would be no debate. Because you do not agree with what the kids are posting does not give you the right to harrass them. If it was your child and they were doing this to them for any reason how would you react then. For all of the Christians what is it they say about not judging others.

  15. Tracy MacAuley

    The girls are underage and the page should be taken down immediately. It's TOTALLY bullying! Has anyone here looked up the definition of bullying? Well, in case you haven't, here goes…bullying: the use of force or coercion to abuse or intimidate others. Get a grip, people.

  16. Tracy MacAuley

    Since there are no girls' photos on the page they shouldn't have to take the page down. Free speech…it's not pretty, but it is protected.

  17. Megan Ellis

    It's despicable to see adults agree that young girls should be harassed and shamed because of mistakes they have made. It's appalling that people justify it through 'well if they didn't post/wear those things…'. Can you not see the problem with these girls being hauled in front of an audience of hundreds or thousands and demeaned because of a single photo? It is a sad, patriarchal society we live in where the victims of crimes such as these are blamed instead of the perpetrators who are old enough to understand what they are doing.

  18. Ange Whoomp Thereitis

    Perhaps that's because you're 25, not 12? Just a thought …