Shut Down Rape T-shirt Seller
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Shut Down Rape T-shirt Seller

    1. Petition by

      RAINN

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“Autumn is perfect for date rape.”

This and other pithy one-liners are printed on t-shirts for $12.99, thanks to an Etsy seller who goes by the name “FyourT.” The store, whose motto is “T-shirts, lame but expensive” has been open since July 2013. A line of t-shirts promotes messages of rape, elder abuse and sexual violence, including:

“Rape me gently.”

“I’m a sensitive guy. I only rape pregnant women.”

“Old people are useless. You can’t even rape them.”

According to Etsy’s terms of use, items or listings that promote, support or glorify acts of violence or harm towards self or others are strictly prohibited.

Tell Etsy to remove this seller from its online shop.   

To:
Community Management, Etsy
Etsy
An Etsy seller who goes by "FyourT" is selling offensive t-shirts that violates the Etsy terms of use, and promotes messages of rape, elder abuse and sexual violence.

Please remove this seller and its products.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Petition Closed; T-Shirts Removed!

      by RAINN

      On Wednesday, you heard about an Etsy shop selling t-shirts that promoted sexual violence. Now, thanks to your nearly 7,000 signatures, Etsy has removed the t-shirts in question.

      Thank you for elevating the discussion over the past two days on social media, through forums and on news websites. Together, we can make a difference.

      Stay in touch about other ways to fight sexual violence through our newsletter here: http://rainn.org/join-us.

      Sincerely,
      RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

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    2. Reached 6,000 signatures
    3. Update: Etsy flags "rape me" t-shirts, but some remain online

      by RAINN

      As of 9 pm ET, Etsy has removed additional t-shirts referencing sexual violence from a seller who goes by "FyourT". In a piece by RH reality check, Etsy states: "[t]hese items have been flagged, and our Trust & Safety team is investigating."

      http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/10/23/etsy-pulls-rape-promoting-t-shirts-from-site-amid-outcry-activists-push-for-further-action/

      However, several offensive pieces still remain, including:

      Is that t*t an invitation?
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/159771272/tee-is-that-tt-an-invitation-funny-t?ref=shop_home_active

      You'd look pretty hot tied naked to a tree tennis ball in your mouth
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/164671532/t-shirt-youd-look-pretty-hot-tied-naked?ref=shop_home_active

      Share this petition asking Etsy to shut down this seller.

      Etsy Pulls Rape-Promoting T-Shirts From Site Amid Outcry, Activists Push for Further Action

      Although shirts with slogans including "I'm a sensitive guy. I only rape pregnant women" were pulled from the site, a shop on the online marketplace Etsy still sells t-shirts that use ableist language as well as a shirt about sexual assaulting an intoxicated woman at a party.

    4. Reached 3,000 signatures
    5. No reply from Etsy, content still remains. Petition for removal of seller!

      by RAINN

      RAINN has not received a response from Etsy, and while some of the
      t-shirts in question have been removed there are still several that
      imply incest and non-consensual sex acts. Sign this petition to have
      Etsy remove the seller fyourt.

      Girl passed out mouth open can't even say no
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/159946281/tee-girl-cant-even-say-no-funny-t-shirt?ref=shop_home_active

      I met your girl she put up a fight good thing I carry chloroform
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/161365875/tee-good-thing-i-carry-chloroform-funny?ref=shop_home_active

      Is that t*t an invitation?
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/159771272/tee-is-that-tt-an-invitation-funny-t?ref=shop_home_active

      Dear mother why didn't you abuse me as a child
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/161490819/tee-why-didnt-you-abuse-me-as-a-child?ref=shop_home_active

      You'd look pretty hot tied naked to a tree tennis ball in your mouth
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/164671532/t-shirt-youd-look-pretty-hot-tied-naked?ref=shop_home_active

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. Thanks for all your support! Let's remove "rape me" t-shirts!

      by RAINN

      Thanks for helping us reach 1,500 signatures to remove the offensive t-shirts on Etsy that promote sexual violence. Check out this post on The Frisky website. http://www.thefrisky.com/2013-10-23/i-only-rape-pregnant-women-other-tee-shirts-you-can-buy-on-etsy/

    8. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Darlene Cheek NASHVILLE, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      This same person is on facebook - I have reported several items, and facebook says they aren't against their rules. I would love to see y'all get him off facebook as well!

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    • Geri eaker SHELBY, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm a woman who believes this is predominantly a "man" problem that needs to be fixed!! This site speaks for itself!

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    • Kay Reed ESTANCIA, NM
      • about 1 year ago

      These T shirt message are offensive and cause distress to those who have experienced rape. Heartless.

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    • Barbara Deesing CLEMMONS, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      I am very offended by the t shirt slogans in this store, for religious offenses, sexual perversions, and many comments that promote immoral, twisted and just plain evil and very dark humor, if that's even its intent, hard to say, because it is very offensive, and demeaning to etsy, its sellers, AND its buyers. If I were browsing and came across this store, I would be tempted to boycott etsy.

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    • Patricia Coker FAIR OAKS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Do you really need to ask?

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