The ‘Yeah The Boys Meet Up’ event, which featured comments threatening domestic abuse and rape, has been cancelled by the page’s administrators after a huge public backlash.
As Junkee reports, the Facebook event page had amassed more than 10,000 ‘yes’ RSVPs before being shut down this afternoon.
Meanwhile, the popular satirical Yeah The Boys Facebook page has stated it had “nothing to do” with the Yeah The Boys Meet Up event, despite the similar names.
Mamamia reported earlier today:
Thousands of people have clicked “attending” on a Facebook event scheduled for the end of the month at a popular Sydney beach. But while the event itself might be a fake, the sexism it’s spawned is frighteningly real.
The “Yeah The Boys Meet Up” page has quickly become a breeding ground for online abuse, with Australian women — or “two holes” as they’re repeatedly referred to there — as the primary targets.
“Any two hole that shows up is getting a left right good night from everyone one of the boys,” one attendee has commented.
Another post reads: “If anyone brings their missus they’ll be copping a flying kick right to the f*ckin (sic) chin. If anyone mentions their missus while at the meet up without merit (as in at all) they’ll be copping a gut punch from every single one of the boys.”
A few examples of post from the page:
There are literally hundreds of threads overflowing with misogynistic memes and offensive remarks, including “jokes” about raping women and domestic abuse.
Racism and homophobia also run rampant.
Yet, despite having been reported to Facebook’s administration multiple times, on multiple grounds, the page does not violate the social media site’s “community standards”.
Several women have taken matters into their own hands, posting on the page to call out the behaviour of “the boys”, but have been emphatically silenced, some with violent threats.
Sometimes all you can do is out-troll the trolls. Source: Facebook
"I hope your mothers and sisters never read the disgusting way you talk about women. I have never read so much hate in all my life," one self-confessed mother of two sons writes.