Belfast Telegraph

Fury over students' photos on Facebook

A Facebook page carrying derogatory comments about young women walking home after a night out allegedly compiled by students in Belfast has been slammed by student leaders.

The page is supposedly produced by students living in the Holyland area and features three pictures of different women.

The women are not identified in the pictures, but some of the comments posted about the women are sexually derogatory.

The page also includes photos taken of the women apparently walking home in the morning, wearing what is thought to be clothes from the previous night.

Claire Flanagan, president of the University of Ulster students’ union, said she was “horrified” at the page: “It's a form of bullying and behaviour that can't be condoned,” she said.

Queen’s University students’ union equality officer Jessica Kirk said it was a “difficult” situation.

“Obviously we can't really control what goes on social networking sites, but I do think it's a sad reflection that there are students out there who set up such pages,” she said.

The student representatives will be contacting Facebook.

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