English Rowing Team Angry After Facebook Pulled Their Semi-Nude Charity Calendar Because It Violated Content Policies, Looks Like I'll Have To Be The Final Judge Of This



(Source) A rowing team who bared all for a charity calendar are fuming after their pictures were banned from Facebook and labelled as ‘explicitly sexual content’. The tasteful photos, in which the girls’ modesty is covered either by life jackets or clever camera angles, had help shift 1,500 calendars. Featuring 17 members from the posh uni, the calendar shows the girls completely naked by the River Avon and in their boat house. They had raised an incredible £3,400 for Macmillan Cancer Support by drumming up advertising on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. Facebook has now removed their page, Warwick Rowing’s Women’s Naked Calendar, for it’s “explicitly sexual content”. The girls were told they were breaching the social networking site’s “strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content”.

Organiser Sophie Bell, 20, blasted the social media site for harming their chances of raising more money for charity. The history and politics student, who has just finished her second year, said: “They say it is because of nudity, but we are not violating any of their terms and all the pictures we post are not indecent images or inappropriate.



Look at Facebook being big time prudes in everyone’s face. Way to ruin a charitable venture with a little semi-nudity assholes. Now I’m not saying I could do a better job as Facebook’s moderator on “explicitly sexual content” but I absolutely could. So let’s give it the Big Cat test on what stays and what goes. Put on my appropriate content hard hat and get to work.



Picture 1

Big Cat’s Grade – Slightly offensive.




Facebook edit for appropriateness





Picture 2

Big Cat’s Grade – Classy as fuck.





Picture 3


Big Cat’s Grade – Very Illegal




Facebook edit for appropriateness




Picture 4


Big Cat’s Grade – I’ll let it pass, just focus your eyes on the front of the boat




Picture 5

Big Cat’s Grade – Extremely offensive, too much skin, distasteful.




Facebook edit for appropriateness.





Picture 6

Big Cat’s Grade – Super classy, get some grandpa.





Picture 7

Big Cat’s Grade – Over the line, come on guys, too much.



Facebook edit for appropriateness.




Picture 8

Big Cat’s Grade – Looks good to me



Picture 9

Big Cat’s Grade – This is what charities are supposed to be





Picture 10

Big Cat’s Grade – most appropriate picture of all time.






So there you go Facebook, you’re welcome. I didn’t want to do your job for you today but that’s just life as a explicitly sexual content editor. It’s the cross I bear.