Change the definition of Nude in the Dictionary

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Anita Kanitz
3 years ago
"To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." —Hillary Clinton in her 2016 concession speech

"I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ―Malala Yousafzai

"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." —Margaret Thatcher

"I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay." ―Madonna

"Together we can build a better world for the future, if we only want to do it. Don't judge so quick about others, tomorrow you can be in their situation and shoes."
-Anita Kanitz

“In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.”
― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

“A small change can make a big difference. You are the only one who can make our world a better place to inhabit. So, don’t be afraid to take a stand .”
― Ankita Singhal

There are many crimes against women, girls and female childs: Domestic and sexual violence, street harassment, workplace harassment, catcalling, Eve teasing, tarrarush gamea, rape culture, mass and gang rapes, war rapes, child rapes, marital rapes, dowry murder, forced and child marriages, religous crimes, honour killings, FGM, sex slavery, women, girls and child trafficking, forced prostitution, rape pornography, online harassment, sadistic stalking, domestic and sexual murder, acid attacks, femicide, female infanticide, heinous cyber crimes agaisnt females, daily hate speech and sexism, sadistic and forced sexual practices, lack of freedom, education and human rights, forced dress codes like chador and burqa, victim blaming of assault, stalking, bullying and rape victims,witch hunts, widow murders, executions like stoning for rape and assault victims, imprisonment and punishment of female victims..
Violence against women, girls and female childs - particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence - are major public health problems and violations of women's human rights and childrens rights..
Recent global prevalence figures indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.
Factors associated with increased risk of perpetration of violence include low education, child maltreatment or exposure to violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality.
Factors associated with increased risk of experiencing intimate partner and sexual violence include low education, exposure to violence between parents, abuse during childhood, attitudes accepting violence and gender inequality.
There is evidence from high-income settings that school-based programmes may be effective in preventing relationship violence (or dating violence) among young people.
In low-income settings, primary prevention strategies, such as microfinance combined with gender equality training and community-based initiatives that address gender inequality and relationship skills, hold promise.
Situations of conflict, post conflict and displacement may exacerbate existing violence, such as by intimate partners, and present additional forms of violence against women.
Global violence uniquely affects the girl child. Although international legal instruments have been in place for decades to protect the girl child, thousands of brutal acts of violence and neglect specifically targeting the girl child can be observed around the world on a daily basis. For centuries, girls who have barely attained adolescence have been forced into marriage, often with men many years their senior. As a minor, a girl child cannot legally give her consent to enter into such a partnership. They have suffered in female genital mutilation rituals. They are traded, bought, and sold across national borders as commodities to be put to use as prostitutes or slaves, or merely to be sold again at a profit. Many girls are even victimized before birth, as technology and greater access to medicine have given rise to prenatal sex selection and selection abortion based on sex. Girls continue to face the threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and schools. Their lives may be taken for the “honor” of their families for speaking to strangers or committing other minor transgressions. Violence against the girl child has become a powerful and all-too-common tactic in times of war and humanitarian disaster.

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Andrea Simmons
3 years ago
NU NUDE IS 100% RIGHT THIS ARGUMENT HAS BEEN FALLING ON DEAF EARS FOR YEARS
Well done NU Nude

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Tia Forbes
4 years ago
i am signing this petition because i believe that there needs to be a better definition and representation behind the word 'nude' as it is a very broad term.

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Joyce Harris
4 years ago
Growing up "nude" was never my nude- the color of my skin,in nude. I never thought I would ever be able actually find a nude colored lip stick, bra, panties, hosiery, or anything! I'm happy to say that times are changing and with it so must policies and even cited places like the Oxford Dictionary. A small step, but a step none the less towards breaking down the walls of racial boundaries that have been ingrained in our society since slavery times to Jim Crow to now. Banding together for causes like this will show that the only race that matters is the human race and that we all are willing and able to elevate intellectually and learn from one another to be our best possible selves.

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Chloe Ricks
4 years ago
I'm signing because such a simple definition of the word nude should already have been inclusive to all, the fact that it even needs this fix is lazy of the writers.

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Anastacia Thomas
4 years ago
This is the right step to make things equal.

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Victory Omni
4 years ago
I'm signing because I believe in diversity and equality.

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Nadia Cathcart
4 years ago
Feminism.

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Linda Oakford
4 years ago
Nude is dependent on the natural state of ones own skin. Not pink.

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Princess Sibanda
4 years ago
As a black female I found that there is very little to no nude clothing made for my skin tone