Take down pro-harassment sign!
  • Petitioned MarketFair Mall

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MarketFair Mall

Take down pro-harassment sign!

    1. Holly Kearl
    2. Petition by

      Holly Kearl

      Reston, VA

June 2012


Just over 24 hours ago I created this petition in response to a sign at the MarketFair Mall in New Jersey that promoted street harassment. I originally thought the E Allen Reeves Construction Company was responsible for the sign but, unfortunately, this was an error - I apologize for the mistake. However, when I called the mall to find out who was responsible for the sign, Robyn Marano, VP of Marketing at MarketFair Mall, informed me that this campaign brought the problematic nature of the sign to their attention and they will be removing it tonight. In other words, victory!
Thank you for speaking out against street harassment. Today we’ve proven that raising our voices together truly can make a difference.

To learn about other ways you can take action stop street harassment or to share your street harassment story, visit www.StopStreetHarassment.org.

At MarketFair Mall in Princeton, New Jersey, there is a sign that reads, “We apologize for the whistling construction workers, but man you look good! So will we soon, please pardon our dust, dirt, and assorted inconveniences.”

Sexual harassment is illegal, not a joke or a compliment, and public sexual harassment impacts more than 80 percent of women worldwide, especially when they're young.

To make MarketFair Mall a safe environment for everyone, please ask MarketFair Mall to take down the inappropriate and offensive sign.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Victory!

      Holly Kearl
      Petition Organizer

      The mall is taking down the sign tonight. Thanks for signing and sharing the petition. You made this happen!

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Sorry to E. Allen Reeves

      Holly Kearl
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for all of the support for this petition! I just spoke to someone at E. Allen Reeves and they are actually not the ones who put up the sign at MarketFair Mall, so I apologize to them for connecting them to this sign. I am waiting to hear back from MarketFair Mall to find out who is responsible for the sign.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jim Jones NEW YORK, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      The women who get whistled at don't mind, they like the attention, because they ARE good looking. The women signing this petition are jealous because they are frumpy and do not get attention. Go eat a bon bon AND get a sense of humor.

    • Jennifer Schultz CHEEKTOWAGA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This is not a good way to post work being done on a site. Why cant they just put excuse our mess while we improve our store. This i swrong.

      • over 2 years ago

      Street harassment is not ok. I have to endure this on a weekly basis when I walk to work. Enough is enough!

    • Ellen Hanawalt MIDLOTHAIN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      No one should ever be harassed!

    • john Jakes PRINCTON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      This sign is so wrong. Because mot of the women at this mall are SO FAT and ugly.


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