Remove "Up the Skirt: Thongs Revealed" from Directv's lineup
  • Petitioning Michael White

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CEO, Directv
Michael White
Directv Board of Directors

Remove "Up the Skirt: Thongs Revealed" from Directv's lineup

    1. Annessa Thornton
    2. Petition by

      Annessa Thornton

      st charles, MO

The description of "Up the Skirt: Thongs Revealed" says "Long legs and short skirts make us want to peek underneath to see if she is wearing any panties. This collection of candid up the skirt clips features all kinds of revealing shots."
These "candid" clips have a more fitting name-"creepshots." Creepshots are nonconsensual, sexualized images of a woman's body.
By airing this type of programming, Directv is sending a message that it is okay to film and/or photograph a person without their consent, to violate their privacy and personal space in the process, and to then profit from it. This sort of programming encourages rape culture. 

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    • A PITT COLUMBIA, SC
      • 2 months ago

      To Whom It May Concern,

      I was the immediate supervisor for SPC Annzala Pitt at C.Co 225 BSB. In the time that SPC Pitt was part of my squad she encountered numerous difficulties which I believe were entirely due to being mistreated by her senior leadership. When SPC Pitt arrived at 225 BSB she had a medical situation that required attention prior to her deployment to Iraq. When she voiced her concerns to 1LT Riglick not only were her concerns dismissed but her private health information was erroneously released to multiple parties. SPC Pitt filed a complaint for the HIPPA violation against the offending party, 1LT Riglick. A few months later 1LT Riglick was assigned to C.Co as our Platoon Leader. This is undoubtedly the situation that caused SPC Pitt to be labeled as a problem soldier by C.Co leadership. SPC Pitt was not protected from reprisal and was treated badly for the duration of her time with C.Co 225 BSB.

      The result of filing her HIPPA complaint against 1LT Riglick was having a stigma placed on her by the very leadership that was supposed to be protecting her. She endured rumors, attacks on her character, and even attempts at discrediting her intellectual capacities. She was even accused of having inappropriate relationships with multiple senior Non-Commissioned Officers by our Platoon Leader 1LT Riglick. SPC Pitt continuously sought only to do her job as a mental health specialist and as her first line supervisor I pushed for her to be moved from the company to the Troop Medical Clinic. When SPC Pitt was sent to the Troop Medical Clinic to preform her duties as a mental health specialist C.Co leadership made sure to let the incoming social worker know what their impression of her was. SPC Pitt then worked with Major Ball, who had already been told she was a problem soldier, and was subsequently treated horribly to include having to undergo a mental health evaluation without provocation.

      SPC Pitt requested on numerous occasions to be moved from C.Co 225 BSB to another company, battalion, or division to get out from underneath the stigma placed on her. These requests were heard by our Company Commander, 1SG, Platoon Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Command Sergeant Major, and even Division Command team but nothing was done. Instead of helping the soldier 1LT Riglick and Major Ball ordered me to counsel her for their perceived insubordination. When I disagreed with these orders it was made clear that my military career was also in jeopardy. I was ordered by 1LT Riglick to counsel SPC Pitt for not properly using her chain of command to which, I informed the command that she had done exactly what procedures are outlined. The result of my not counseling her for this was to have my MEDPROS status changed to non-deployable by 1LT Riglick. This retaliation against me for defending SPC Pitt would have ended my career if I had not already been found deployable and fit for duty by the Medical Review Board in 2008.

      Despite her outburst which finally concluded her time in C.Co I would still recommend that she be retained by the United States Army. SPC Pitt endured being mistreated for months and still maintained a positive attitude. Her intellectual prowess combined with her willingness to work make her a viable asset. I believe that if SPC Pitt had been able to move to another command away from the toxic leadership of C.Co 225 BSB her military career would have flourished.

      SGT David Trapolsi

      I am contacting you to receive your assistance in eradicating US Army toxic leaders. I need your assistance in educating all commanders and SJA's, Judges about this matter. Many leaders hide or destroy the fact they were abusive towards a soldier and just have them court martialed. Many soldiers that are court martialed requested assistance via IG and other leaders but it was not received.

      My case is currently in the appeals process; however I need your support in having my case re-heard or complelty dismissed. Please read my petiton on CHANGE.ORG (Eradicate US Army Toxic Leadership) and send a letter to my attorney of support. If you wish to speak to me directly please call 803-477-7687.

      Attorney information:

      AMY E. NIEMAN

      MAJ, JA

      Chief, Branch 1

      U.S. Army Defense Appellate Division

      Phone: 703.693.0652/ DSN 223.0652

      Email: amy.e.nieman2.mil@mail.mil

      I've started the petition "Barack Obama and Aaron Schock and U.S. Senate: Eradicate US Army Toxic Leadership" and need your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/barack-obama-and-aaron-schock-and-u-s-senate-eradicate-us-army-toxic-leadership

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    • M H PINEVILLE, KY
      • 3 months ago

      If the government were to scour someone's cell phone and find pictures/videos like this, the owner may be charged for stalking people as rape candidates. What exempts DirecTV from this?

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    • M H PINEVILLE, KY
      • 3 months ago

      If the government were to scour someone's cell phone and find pictures/videos like this, the owner may be charged for stalking people as rape candidates. What exempts DirecTV from this?

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    • Karen Howard PORT ST LUCIE, FL
      • 8 months ago

      This is disgusting. To film a person without consent is a violation of rights. To do it to women--peeking up their skirts--promotes the rape culture we're trying to stop.

      This is another reason NOT to order DirecTV.

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    • Savannah Shaffer FULTON, NY
      • 8 months ago

      Any form of "creepshots" is damaging and humiliating to the women subjected to this perverted embarrassment. It is a violation of privacy and basic rights. If a woman applies for a job, but someone on the hiring board has seen her on a show like this, or a website that condones/supports creepshots, either she's not going to get the job, or he's going to get her hired because he thinks he can "get some" because she "let" that picture be taken and not hired for her work ethics or experience or anything actually worthwhile. I find this sort of behavior on the "creepers" to be extremely disgusting and lewd, and the fact that this is a programmed show has lost any respect that I had for Directv.

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