French Facebook cyber-bullying group targeting women exposed – BBC News Review reviews

July 9, 2022



Several French media executives and journalists have been suspended or fired because of their alleged involvement with a Facebook group used to bully female colleagues online. Reports say the closed group, called League of LOL, ridiculed women for years, cracking jokes about rape culture and targeting women with pornographic memes. Its founder, the journalist Vincent Glad, apologised on Twitter.

Key words and phrases
boys’ club
situation or group controlled by men and often excluding others

• My office is one big boys’ club. They don’t promote you based on skill.
• People realise diversity is important now, so it’s less of a boys’ club at work.

ridiculed
made fun of (someone) in an unkind way

• The class ridiculed Jacques for his mispronunciation of English verbs.
• Celebrities who behave stupidly on camera get ridiculed on social media.

turns sour
becomes unpleasant

• If I were you, I’d sell your shares before your investment turns sour.
• If your neighbours are noisy, your relationship with them can turn sour.

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26 Comments
  1. I appreciate both of you.

  2. I'm a 67 yr old male, and people have tried to bully me over the years, but I always retaliate and make them wish they had never picked on me. A lot of people are losers. They are jealous of everything. If you are pretty, or brainy, or funny, or have a special talent there are always cowards who will try to bring you down. Women are becoming more and more successful on their own, and they don't need men, least of all these wimps who attack women on Facebook etc. I have always had people jealous of me because I can converse with anyone, and most women seem to like me because I make them laugh as well as being vey serious at the same time. So I have had men who really hated me. Some actually said, What have you got that I haven't ??? Why do women want to talk to you ???? My advice against bullying is ……What do you expect from a pig but a Grunt ??? These cyber bullies are just vermin and their views count for nothing !!!

  3. Thank you for the awareness wow.

  4. Imagine these cvnts once enslaved msot oft he world and now can't even handle French bullies.

  5. I'm learning a lot.

  6. Reply
    Sujeewa Chandrani July 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks you both. Every day I learning English from your programs. it's very helpful for me.❤

  7. Nice …

  8. This has been happening to women in my community in Saint Lawrence county in New York State. It’s nasty behavior and it needs to be stopped! I have a very hard time even providing for my children because of this issue, they keep blocking any and every effort I make with these hate crime gangs of toxicity.

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  15. What is the meaning of execs?

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    SARFRAZ ANWAR OFFICIALS July 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm

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  17. Could you please explain more "memes" meaning in "pornographic memes"? I also looked for Google but I found nothing.

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    Issadin Abdu-Alhamid July 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm

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  20. Very interested

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