Facebook responds to Petition: VICTORY!

We are thrilled to announce that the Endangered Bodies petition has been declared a 'Victory' by change.org!

Facebook has responded in the following way:

"We’ve heard from our community that listing “feeling fat” as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove “feeling fat” from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help people express themselves on Facebook."

We are THRILLED by their response!

This week has been such an inspiring reminder that change is possible. When we use our voices and have the courage to speak up, we can create change.

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed by signing the petition, sharing, tweeting, etc. etc. Together, we made this happen!

To find out more about the petition, please check out this blog post by RYB Resident Playwright & Board Member, Catherine Weingarten, the face of the US petition:
 
and Here: Proud2BMe



 

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