NEW YORK — Facebook’s “gorgeously girls” campaign to promote girls has sparked a backlash from some social media users who say the social network should have been more explicit about gender.
The “Girls on Facebook” program was launched in March and features girls from around the world who are looking for friends and mentors.
Facebook says the program aims to “promote a diverse and inclusive community of girls, women, and people of color.”
But some of the girls have said the program has a gender bias.
Some say girls are recruited based on their looks.
Some of the program’s Facebook users are calling for the girls to be publicly identified as women and to be given more support than they are getting now.
“It’s so frustrating that they are choosing to promote a stereotype of women as ‘girly girls,'” said one user, who identified herself as Ashley, on Facebook.
“They are being sold a product that is going to make their lives miserable.
We’re tired of the same thing.””
The girls are being marketed as ‘beautiful girls’ or as ‘the girls with the perfect body.’
That’s the message they are receiving,” she continued.”
We are also not going to be buying their products and are not going through their ads.
They are just selling our girls short.””
I’m really sick of the idea that girls will have to fight to be seen and that the girls are not valued.
If we do not value girls, then they are not worth money,” Ashley added.
The girls have also complained about being “misgendered.”
One of the Facebook users who has called for the program to be renamed as the “Girls of Instagram” has since deleted her comments.
Facebook does not have a formal policy regarding gender-based advertising.
Facebook did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
But the Facebook page for the “girls on Facebook,” which is still up, has been deleted.
“When it comes to advertising and gender discrimination, we are committed to creating an inclusive community and we do support all forms of inclusion.
We are committed, in the interest of promoting a diverse community of people of all genders and identities, to building strong, strong communities and ensuring that they can thrive and thrive in this world,” the page reads.
The program has also been criticized by some women.
“I am disgusted and appalled that Facebook and Instagram have chosen to promote these very harmful, unrealistic expectations about girls, and are willing to place a price on their beautiful souls,” one user said.
“This is a clear violation of Facebook’s policy against promoting gender stereotypes,” another wrote.