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To Think This Isn't Discriminatory - Really Shocked

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IceCreamSurprise · 06/09/2022 09:25

I am advertising a room in my house for rent (i.e. a lodger) and specified "females only". Facebook Marketplace has removed the listing because it is discriminatory. I am sure the Equality Act permits exceptions to the discrimination rules where accommodation is provided in your own home.

I have been literally plagued by dodgy men demanding to view, no discernable proper names or photos, refuse to provide any form of ID and keep demanding to view and sending messages until I block them. I suspect I missed blocking one of these men and he reported me out of spite.

I appealed the decision and it came back immediately that my appeal was refused, I was being "discriminatory" and breaching their rules.

Now Facebook isn't that important to me (although responses received on other mediums haven't been much better) but am I being unreasonable to think this is shocking of FB. I just want to protect myself against being in a vulnerable position in my own home with a stranger, FGS!

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IceCreamSurprise · 07/09/2022 11:48

ProfessorSlocombe · 07/09/2022 11:25

Why do some posters try to be so grandiose? The language used on this thread - "got herself in a tizz",

I'm paid to be grandiose. Good to know those years weren't wasted. And unless they were wasted, seeing a thread where the OP is "shocked" (shocked I tell you) seems an appropriate use of the word tizz. Admittedly not fuming, but the day is young.

So are others, believe it or not. You are also not paid to give your arguments away to your opponent in pursuing your grandiosity, and you are also presumably paid to be able to elicit evidence in a number of differing ways.

Thanks for your input. This thread isn't about you, in case you haven't noticed.

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