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Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" Is Hate Speech

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p As the old saying goes, “men are trash.” If you’re a twenty-something woman, you’ve probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad.

Phyllis Meehan, a 29-year-old corporate administrator living in San Francisco, told Gizmodo she changed her cover photo to an image that featured the phrase on Monday evening.

On Tuesday evening, she said, she went back on Facebook—only to receive a message saying Facebook had removed the image, and that she was blocked from posting for 24 hours.

The image itself originated with Erin La Ninfa, who created it a few weeks ago using Canva, an online graphics design software.

As she explained to Gizmodo, “Obviously not all men are trash, however, the ones who are really upset about it are the ones who absolutely are.”

Then, she said, a couple of days later, she was told she was blocked for three days for posting a screenshot of “some sexist bullshit a man said” on Facebook with the caption “men are trash.”

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