Stop E! Fashion Police’s “Starlet or Streetwalker” Segment!
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Joan Rivers and E!’s Fashion Police

Stop E! Fashion Police’s “Starlet or Streetwalker” Segment!

    1. Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)
    2. Petition by

      Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS)

      New York, Afghanistan

Tell Joan Rivers and E!’s Fashion Police to stop their “Starlet or Streetwalker” segment! This incredibly offensive and damaging segment—which is part of the otherwise very funny Fashion Police show—features celebrities alongside real girls and young women who are being exploited in the commercial sex industry under the guise of a “fun” guessing game of which is which. The segment is not funny; it stigmatizes victims of commercial sexual exploitation and makes light of the catastrophic effects of the commercial sex industry.

As Rachel Lloyd, Founder and Executive Director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), states in a recent Huffington Post article, “While there's a different discussion to be had perhaps about the fairness of mercilessly critiquing celebrities (who are also real people), for what they wear to an event, it's a very different discussion than whether it's fair, right or appropriate to target women who are victims of extreme forms of violence and who are considered on the very lowest rung of society. Mocking Celebrity X for wearing an ill-advised $15,000 couture gown to the Oscars is quite different than mocking a woman who is literally living on the streets. I doubt if E! would have fashion segments called ‘Homeless or Hollywood?’, ‘Drug Addict or Debutante?’, ‘Poor or Posh?.’ Yet because these women are not 'just' potentially homeless, drug addicted, and definitely poor, but are ‘streetwalkers,’ prostitutes, whores, hookers, they're considered fair game.”

This stigmatizing of victims of commercial sexual exploitation and making light of the horrific realities of trafficking must stop!

Make your voice heard and raise awareness about CSEC and domestic trafficking: sign this petition and ask your friends to do the same!

It’s up to us to make this change.

Ms. Lloyd’s full article in response to E! Fashion Police’s “Starlet or Streetwalker” segment is available here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-lloyd/the-power-behind-policing_b_927287.html

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    1. Reached 4,000 signatures
    2. Joan Rivers Tweets About Petition

      1,700+ people have signed this petition, and we have Joan Rivers's attention! (See this link.) Unfortunately, she still doesn't understand why ending the seg. is so important.

      Please keep publicizing this petition & let's keep the pressure on!!

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. The Power Behind Policing Fashion

      Amanda Kloer
      Campaign Director

      After long week at work, one of my favorite guilty pleasures is Fashion Police on E! with Joan Rivers. You either love Joan Rivers or hate her, and I'm definitely in the fan camp. She's a fearless woman who speaks her mind, isn't scared of offending...

    5. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Eilish McCahill PARKVILLE, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      it is time to be done with critical shallow judgments.

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    • Karlie Beaver LENOIR, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I don't like that show, never have, because I think you shouldn't judge people in general.

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    • Josie Harper DOTHAN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      My heart breaks for every victim of trafficking! It is a very big thing to me in my life to help abolish this slavery. For anyone to make light of this situation is disgusting and unimaginable to me.

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    • Shelly Williams LA RUE, OH
      • about 3 years ago

      Because some people think that prostitutes CHOSE this life, not forced/coerced into it.

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    • Cristal Ordonez KATY, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Because the media companies have gone too far for too long using the power of their reach to feed many generations the lowest quality of influential messages, and they are promoting aggression and hate and a cultural detachment from our brothers and sisters. At this point in time, with this much happening on a global level it really horrifies me that we are not more sensitive, more aware and more determined to be the positive change needed in EVERY aspect of life for all of us as the human race to survive and thrive!

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