Clearing the air

As most of you know I have a chronic illness group. https://m.facebook.com/groups/309456409576986

I love this little group. It’s just over 800 members. It’s a great group filled with fun loving people.

In the past couple of months I’ve had numerous people contact me about some of the sexually charged memes. I’ve had people tell me the group was nothing more than a plenty of fish page where people get on to troll. Several have said a majority of the memes were sexist or sexually explicit. I’ve even been told the images are misogynistic and something they didn’t want to be affiliated with.

Needless to say the complaints got my attention. I looked through the page and yes a good majority of the memes had been exactly that …misogynistic.

I have to admit I hadn’t really been paying attention to the route the group was going. I also admit I was a little bored with meme after meme. It’s almost like everyone was in competition to post the most outlandish meme. I found this boring. Once I saw just how much silliness was being put on the page I decided to reroute the page.

I sent a message to my friend Jerry who is a moderator on the page, to tell him what my thoughts had been and how I want to reroute. Jerry knows me for many years and knows when I say something I mean it 💯. I’ve never been one to mince words.

The plan I had for that group was originally (and still is) a place for folks to go for a chuckle, positive energy,information and support. Somehow it got away from me. I apologize to anyone that had been turned off by the content.

With all of that being said I posted this

After posting that I did a live feed explaining very plainly that this is my thoughts on how I want the group to proceed. In other words keep the T&A memes or sexual innuendo off the page. I didn’t make it a hard fast rule but I would think just out of respect people would get it. They don’t, I’ve had to repost the above 3x. So I’ll keep reposting the above and deleting what I feel has sexual undertones.

Just goes to show you sometimes even when you think you’re doing a good thing it can  go terribly awry.

I in no way am blaming anyone because I too have posted some crazy things. I take full responsibility for not monitoring things more than I did. I’m hopeful that we can get back to actually supporting each other, sharing useful information and being a true blue SUPPORT group.

Still love a funny meme but we’re more than a meme group. We have brains for intelligent conversation, hearts as big as the moon and the spirit that shines through us even in our darkest hour.

Please feel free to join us at sofaking sick and tired of MS

https://m.facebook.com/groups/309456409576986

Author: mswithmsalex

A funny gals take on the ups and downs of dealing with MS. The stuff people don't like to talk about. The hilarious situations I've found myself in. I hope this brings laughter to a disease that isn't very humorous

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