Facebook Groups that promote “National Ass Grabbing Days”.

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We became aware of a group on Facebook that is promoting National Grab an Ass Day on Facebook via Feministing Community:

Maybe it’s just that I’m still pissed off at the guy on the bus today that kept touching my ass, but coming home to see this event invite on my Facebook account just blows me away:

It’s “Grab an ass day” – supposedly slated for this Thursday. I’ve reported it to the Facebook authorities, whoever they may be, though I encourage everyone else to do the same. This event needs to be shut down!

Upon a search is appears this particular group as been forced down.  However, there are 16 more, several of which are new.  One group states National Grab an Ass Day is on December 4th:

this day has been celebrated for so many years. ever our founding fathers celebrated it. so the point of this national holiday is to grab as many asses as possible. and ur not allowed to get mad at anyone that grabs ur ass.

Seriously? Grab as many asses as possible and you are not allowed to get mad if someone grabs your ass? That statement blows us away. Further, each of these groups is listed as “Just for Fun”.  Since when did street harassment become a fun game?

Another says:

grab an ass boys and girls

febuary 13
march 13
april 12
may 7

Here is another one that claims Grab an Ass Day is on December 30th.

And yet another says Grab an Ass Day is every Monday.

We are reporting these groups to Facebook with the hope that Facebook will condone the perpetuating street harassment and we hope our readers do the same.