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Remove Defamatory Petition About Steel City Derby Demons


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As a roller derby fan, I want Change.org to remove this defamatory post about our local league: http://www.change.org/petitions/steel-city-derby-demons-llc-stop-sexual-violence-in-roller-derby

SCDD's official response to the offending petition and claims lays out all the FACTS in this case pertaining to the league's actions. It can be read here: http://www.steelcityderbydemons.com/home/2011/a-letter-to-our-fans-and-the-derby-community/ 

The petition in question unfairly accuses an entire league of over 70 women of "bullying" a girl who accused another girl of sexual assault. Many women on the league are not even AWARE of these claims because these matters are handled privately by the board and committess and something SCDD takes very seriously is the privacy of it's skaters.

The offending petition clearly breaks the terms of service on Change.org for posting defamatory or libelous content, and can tarnish the league's good reputation in modern roller derby.

Accusations of Sexual abuse and harassment are serious matters which should be dealt with by the proper authorities. Change.org shouldn't be used as a petty attack ad for disgruntled skaters or posting things that are unfounded and potentially make all of roller derby look bad. Case in point... the title "stop-sexual-violence-in-roller-derby" elludes that this is a problem that is running rampant throughout derby. It cites "several cases", but if you google search keywords you will find ZERO other accounts except for leagues raising money for assault victims and doing good.

Change.org.... is there somebody in your company actually reading your own terms of service? Do the right thing and remove defamatory posts like this one that are attacking an entire derby league over one skater's grievances.

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The world's platform for change Change.org
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Change.org.

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Remove the defamatory post about the Steel City Derby Demons

THIS POST AND PETITION: http://www.change.org/petitions/steel-city-derby-demons-llc-stop-sexual-violence-in-roller-derby

The petition in question unfairly accuses an entire league of over 70 women playing professional roller derby of "bullying" a girl who accused another girl of sexual assault. It clearly breaks the terms of service on Change.org for posting defamatory or libelous content.

Accusations of Sexual abuse and harassment are serious matters which should be dealt with by the proper authorities and courts of law. Change.org shouldn't be used as a petty attack ad space for disgruntled skaters or posting things that are unfounded and potentially make all of roller derby look bad. Case in point... the title "stop-sexual-violence-in-roller-derby" eludes that this is a problem that is running rampant throughout derby. It cites "several cases", but if you google search keywords you will find ZERO other cases pertaining to roller derby sports that have been reported. Roller Derby teams across the country help to raise money and awareness for several sexual assault programs and women's shelters.

Change.org.... is there somebody in your company actually reading your own terms of service? Do the right thing and remove defamatory posts like this one that are attacking an entire derby league over one skater's grievances. It's not right.
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Sincerely,
DJ Coffman
A Fan of Modern Roller Derby