Victoria's Secret PINK: Stop Fighting the Consent Revolution
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Victoria's Secret PINK: Stop Fighting the Consent Revolution

    1. Hannah Brancato
    2. Petition by

      Hannah Brancato

      Baltimore, MD

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December 2012

Victory

From petition creator Hannah Brancato: The site is back up! Keep in touch for another update about the campaign...

Late on Thursday, December 4, the hosting company for pinklovesconsent.com was contacted by lawyers from Victoria’s Secret’s and forced to take down the site. Victoria’s Secret complained that their trademark was being used to “confuse customers”. The corporate giant is standing in the way of hundred of thousands of people getting information about consent. FORCE, the team behind PINK loves CONSENT, is fighting the ban.

PINK loves CONSENT is a campaign that parodied the Victoria’s Secret brand to make consent go viral. Consent is a verbal agreement about how and when people are comfortable having sex. With the belief that social media can create social change, the organizers of PINK loves CONSENT are focused on making the idea of consent as mainstream and common as wearing a condom. “We need to create a culture where the sexual empowerment of women is more pervasive than the sexual violation. We want to see the practice of consent show up in the bedroom just as much as ‘V-string’ thongs.”

And it was working. In 3 days this site had over 200,000 hits.

By banning the website, Victoria's Secret is literally blocking hundreds of thousands of people from accessing information about consent. To top it off, the company has also shut down the @loveconsent twitter handle.

With the massive amount of money and power that they have, Victoria's Secret was able to take down the site, even though it is only temporary and even though the site is legal. Demand that they join the consent revolution and allow the site to be re-instated!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The site is back up!

      Hannah Brancato
      Petition organiser

      Thank you all for your support! We have the site back up: pinklovesconsent.com

      Correction: Victoria's Secret HATES consent

      pinklovesconsent.com was contacted by lawyers from Victoria's Secret's and forced to take down the site. Victoria's Secret complained that their trademark was being used to "confuse customers". The corporate giant is standing in the way of hundred of thousands of people getting information about consent.

    2. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Colleen Leahy ZIONSVILLE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      I want PINK to make these panties! They should see this as an opportunity to simultaneously make positive change and change ($$)! :)

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    • nicole fall SPARKS, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      Respect for everyone is good for the larger culture.

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    • Theresa Columbus BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      Because women loving themselves should not be a radical notion, yet media often makes it an uphill climb!

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    • Sophia Chambers LINEBORO, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      Consent is crucial.

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    • Julia Di bussolo BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      This is too important to take down and highlights potential roll of corporations like Victoria's Secret in taking a stand for the respect of women.

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