A FACEBOOK page that named Albury-Wodonga women and men for their alleged promiscuity has been shut down and a woman named on the page says she’s glad her torment is over.
The page, set up on January 8, attracted more than 3000 “likes” and encouraged people to send in names and photos of the Border’s allegedly most promiscuous so the page could publicly “shame” them.
It was flooded with comments condemning the administrators of the page, particularly when it named a year 7 student.
“Why would you put something about a girl in year 7. Seriously, that is disgusting,” one woman commented.
On Saturday night, the page was gone.
It is not clear whether the creators shut it down or whether Facebook took into account the number of reports made against it by the community and also by Wodonga police.
Wodonga mother Jess Brown is just glad it’s over.
“It’s good. At least no one is going to be tormented now,” she said.
The 24-year-old had her name and a photo of her 28 weeks’ pregnant in a bikini posted on the site without her permission.
Her cousin found the page and called Ms Brown over to the computer to see it.
Ms Brown’s five-year-old son, who she thought was playing outside, came into the room.
“My son turned around and said ‘Mummy that looks like you’,” Ms Brown said.
“He saw me get really upset. I was so upset ... it hurt more because it was one of me pregnant with my daughter.
It also hurt knowing her son had seen it, as did the comments questioning her ability to care for children.
Ms Brown has a son, 5, a daughter, 2, and is 23 weeks’ pregnant with her second son.
“My kids have their own rooms, they’re always fed, they’re treated with love and care and they don’t go without,” she said.
Ms Brown reported the page to Wodonga police on Friday.
Police notified Facebook and had been monitoring the site.
The shutdown of this page came as another Border-based page was closed on Friday.
That page published photos of women and underage girls from Albury-Wodonga and asked users to rate them on their looks.