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Petitioning Target Australia, Target, Target, Target, Target, Target Australia, Target

Target: Withdraw Grand Theft Auto 5 – this sickening game encourages players to commit sexual violence and kill women

It's a game that encourages players to murder women for entertainment. The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get 'health' points – and now Target are stocking it and promoting it for your Xmas stocking. This is Grand Theft Auto 5. This game means that after various sex acts, players are given options to kill women by punching her unconscious, killing with a machete, bat or guns to get their money returned.  Please Target – we appeal to you as women survivors of violence, including women who experienced violence in the sex industry, to immediately withdraw Grand Theft Auto V from sale. One of many fan clips on YouTube shows the woman being run down, run over, set alight and, still screaming, repeatedly shot. This misogynistic GTA 5 literally makes a game of bashing, killing and horrific violence against women. It also links sexual arousal and violence. We have firsthand experience of this kind of sexual violence. It haunts us, and we've been trying to rebuild our lives ever since. Just knowing that women are being portrayed as deserving to be sexually used by men and potentially murdered for sport and pleasure – to see this violence that we lived through turned into a form of entertainments is sickening and causes us great pain and harm. This game spreads the idea that certain women exist as scapegoats for male violence. It shows hatred and contempt for women in the sex industry and puts them at greater risk. Women in the industry are 40 times more likely to be murdered by a man than any other group of women.  Games like this are grooming yet another generation of boys to tolerate violence against women. It is fuelling the epidemic of violence experienced by so many girls and women in Australia - and globally. Target, you pride yourself on being a family company, caring for local communities, and have a strong ethical sourcing policy. How can you do this while contributing to hostile and callous attitudes toward victims of violence and, more broadly, to all women? We urge you to follow the example set by the New Zealand’s largest retailer, NZ Warehouse Group, in upholding Corporate Social Responsibility and ethical corporate leadership, by removing these games.  This would also set an example to other stockists of GTA V. Please put ethics before profits and make a strong statement that you do not condone sexual violence, sexual exploitation or the abuse of women as ‘entertainment’.  Nicole, Claire and Kat

Nicole Survivor
48,420 supporters
Petitioning K-Mart, Big W, Target Australia, best & less

Big name department stores need to offer more modest shorts for girls

I am a mum of 3 - 2 girls and a boy. I try to buy shorts for my daughters and a vast majority of them barely cover their knickers. The legs are only a couple of inches long if that. The crotch width is similar to that of underpants. The big chain department stores offer a token pair of modest shorts for girls yet the bulk of them are overly exposing our girl children. As a mum I would like to see my girls be able to wear an assortment of mid length shorts - similar to those which are available for my son. Please stop exposing our daughters. I know I'm not alone in this. If I search girls shorts on the Kmart site - 85 listings come up. 1 pair are longer cut - the denim Bermuda for $12. 

Jess Hill
373 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, UK Parliament, Target Australia

Ban the Commerce of All Endangered and Game Species Worldwide

This petition is asking all Nations, world-wide, to ban the trade and profiteering of all merchandise created and/or extracted from all Endangered and Commercial Gaming Animals! The Collection,Trade, & Commerce created via this obsolete, barbaric and violent method by individual(s) has created and unsafe and uninhabitable culture non our planet. All parties involved, diminish any and all attempts of sculpting an form of civilized society, containing and cultivating the beings necessary to create well-behaved and respectful communities, necessary to form the many Democracies and Governments so desire! Ending all trade concerning ALL HUNTED, GAMING ANIMALS will encourage and enhance our world and it's many diverse communities via the example the universal respect toward other life forms! The universal respect towards other beings can and will transfer into an understanding and respect for our own!! Animals are not to be made sport of! No Living Being is! The sport of killing, maiming, threatening, and endangering other living beings on this planet is inhumane, barbaric, cruel, and uncivilized! Please, consider and help instill in all of the communities of our planet a universal respect for all living beings by taking this first step, in eliminating the trade and commerce of any and all Endangered and Gaming Species on this planet!

Talile Ali
319 supporters
Petitioning Costco Wholesale, Target, Woolworths and Coles supermarkets, Target Australia

bring flamin hot cheetos to australia

please bring flamin hot cheetos to Australia i really am craving them and i would really appreciate if you could sign this form thank you joshua bourke  #bringflaminhotcheetostoaustralia #woolworths #coles  

Joshua Bourke
93 supporters
Petitioning Australia, Australia Navarro, malcomturnbull, Malcom, Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull MP, Target Australia, Triple J

new anthem for straya'

Advance Australia fair is out-dated, and is no longer a banger and relevant to the younger generations of aussies.We need to change the anthem to a timeless classic and banger. After hours of searching we have come to the conclusion that, John Farnham's, "You're the voice", is the best option for this as it gets everyone turnt like they just popped three pinggaz. After dear considerations and hard work we've tested this at our local sporting events and the responses we received were much greater then that of Advance Australia Fair. Imagine the 2020 Olympics, when the aussies march out to this certified banger, all the other countries will be like "Fuck, check out theses sick cunts!". That is how we want other countries to view us, as loose units not uptight old cunts.The changing of the anthem, will distance us from the UK and help our country establish our own identity. This change will likely bring about the immigration of many to our great land, doctors will get sick of their country and when they have a google of other countries they'll hear our anthem and be like " aye, these cunts are loose as!". All Australians will benefit from this change as it is a happy change that will lead to discoveries of self worth and value. This change will increase the quality of life for everyone through out our great nation. ALSO FUCK PAULINE HANSON 

Liam Grimshaw
86 supporters
Target: Withdraw Grand Theft Auto 5 – this sickening game encourages players to commit sexual violence and kill women

Target Australia will stop selling the R-rated video game Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) following feedback from customers about the game's depictions of violence against women. Target General Manager Corporate Affairs Jim Cooper said the decision was made following extensive community and customer concern about the game. "We've been speaking to many customers over recent days about the game, and there is a significant level of concern about the game's content," Mr Cooper said. "We've also had customer feedback in support of us selling the game, and we respect their perspective on the issue. "However, we feel the decision to stop selling GTA5 is in line with the majority view of our customers." Mr Cooper said Target would continue to sell other R-rated DVDs and games. "While these products often contain imagery that some customers find offensive, in the vast majority of cases, we believe they are appropriate products for us to sell to adult customers. "However, in the case of GTA5, we have listened to the strong feedback from customers that this is not a product they want us to sell."

3 years ago