Early yesterday, a swarm of Facebook ‘Rate Your Shag’ pages were created across various universities, with one of the earliest appearing for Newcastle University students.
3. Here are some examples of the posts. We’ve redacted the names that originally accompanied each post.
11. Stuart Shevlin, third year politics student at the University of Warwick student said he was pleased with the reaction from Facebook:
12. However, another Warwick student, who wished to remain anonymous, told us he thought the pages should have been left up.
“The removal of ‘Rate My Shag’ from Facebook is completely unjustified. It requires the removal of individual’s rights to freedom of speech.”
The issue of censorship on Facebook - especially as it relates to misogyny and sexually explicit language - is a hot one right now. The company has been forced to respond to the #FBRape campaign, which has been petitioning brands to put pressure on Facebook to remove images promoting rape and sexual assault.