Facebook rape page still up: mainstream press uninterested
Round up of all events on rapeneverfunny.wordpress.com
13.2.12: Facebook Irony Fail
5.11.11: Victory!!! Page is down – but the fight goes on…
17/9/11: Facebook rape page: one of many
3/9/11: Facebook rape page still up: mainstream press uninterested (see below)
3/9/11: The WVoN Facebook rape page campaign against this page - You know shes playing hard to get when your chasing her down an alleyway - is ongoing: despite an initial slowing down of comments, the misogynists are gathering again and the offensive – and usually badly spelt – comments are racheting up again.
This page is only one of many equally offensive pages which Facebook deems acceptable, reflecting its complete disregard for the seriousness of rape and how it affects not just the women and men who have suffered, but also their friends and families.
Sadly the mainstream press in the UK don’t care either: despite letters to The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and the Telegraph, not a single paper published our concerns.
However, 2540 people have now signed the petition, so please keep passing on details of this campaign, so we can get more signatures.
Meanwhile, a letter to my MP has been passed on to the UK Home Secretary, Theresa May. If you wish to write to your MP you can find their contact details by putting your UK postcode into Write to Them.
For US readers, you can find out details of your representative from the United House of Representatives.
If people from other countries would like to add contact details for their representatives, please let me have the links.
Also a friend in the US has written a piece for her magazine, advising schools to question whether their pupils should be using Facebook at all if this is the type of page that is deemed acceptable.
If you can help us take this forward, please do contact us.
See updates at the top of this page.
6.10.11: Talksportradio - interview with Mike Graham