Cancel TLC's "Sorority Girls."
  • Petitioned TLC's Sorority Girls television show

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TLC
TLC's Sorority Girls television show

Cancel TLC's "Sorority Girls."

    1. Mayra Reyes
    2. Petition by

      Mayra Reyes

      Cheswick, PA

The National Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council, along with many other national and international Greek organizations is made up of a society of extremely smart, ambitious, and kind women and men who are devoted to their chapters and to giving to their communities. Women's and men’s Sororities and Fraternities were and are founded with the common goal of creating a life-lasting bond between extraordinary women and men who concentrate on achieving their highest potential in the values of sister and brotherhood, scholarship, community service... the list goes on. This show not only misrepresents the true meaning of what it is to be a Sorority Woman and a Fraternity Man, but it mocks everything that these individuals stand for. It is a disgusting, inaccurate display of what we strive to accomplish, and its airing only fuels the ever-present distasteful stereotype that we have been fighting to erase.

We must fight against the idea that all Fraternity men do is “throw parties,” and all Sorority women do is “attend these parties and date the fraternity men.”  We must stand up for our fellow greek members and show those who are on the outside what it truly means to be greek.

Stand up for your sisters, your brothers, your best friends, and your family.

 

We must all come together to put an end to TLC's clear derogatory distortion of sorority women and fraternity men that can be seen in the videos below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WcnGEzRmjY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHoB9mNRDZY

 

 

 

* I can't take all the credit for this petition, there was another one created before I made my own.  I did not realize this until mine had already been created, but it certainly does not do any harm to have multiple appeals go around, so keep spreading the word and supporting the cause!!!

If you would like to sign the other petition instead or as well, the link is:

http://www.change.org/ petitions/ tlcs-sorority-girls-pull-te levision-show-off-the-air?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=friends_wall

 

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. TLC MAY HAVE CANCELLED

      Mayra Reyes
      Petition Organizer

      EVERYONE,

      Do not take my word for it, there has been no official statement; but word has it that TLC has decided to pull "Sorority Girls" off the air!!!

      Now if this is true, we can't be exactly sure that the petition was the direct reason that TLC made this decision. But regardless, everyone who participated in the protest deserves a huge pat on the back!!!
      The petition was certainly successful in spreading the word; in 5 days, it reached 11,155 people, and the number is growing by the minute!!! We succeeded in showing that we had a voice, that we have the ability to stand up and fight for what we believe in.
      I have never been more proud of the community that I come from, of the pillars that the foundation of our chapters stand on. We have proved that we are amazing individuals who can accomplish anything that we strive to achieve.
      Thank you to everyone who signed, everyone who spread the word, everyone who supported the cause. We are one step closer to ending the stereotypes!

    3. Reached 10,000 signatures
    4. EDIT IN PETITION DESCRIPTION!!!

      Mayra Reyes
      Petition Organizer

      Hey everyone,
      Someone was kind enough to point out to me that the show also is also offensive towards Fraternity Men, and it would be a great idea to include them in our protest against this cause.
      Please forward the petition link to any of your friends who are members of a Fraternity so that they are aware that we are fighting for their voice just as much as for our own. We need all the signatures we can get, don't stop spreading the word!

      Sincerely,

      Mayra Reyes
      Delta Gamma - Epsilon Pi Chapter
      University of Connecticut

    5. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Andrea Mick SALINA, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      This show not only disgraces greek organizations but every woman who considers themselves a sorority woman. The presentation of greek life in this video is completely inaccurate and if anything is more of a comedy, NOT a real life interpretation of American Greek Life.

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    • Victoria Stephen KANSAS CITY, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to me because as a sorority girl, I feel like this truly does misinterpret the true meaning of being a sorority woman and a fraternity man. It really degrades and shows poorly upon all greeks.

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    • Chelsey Hasler SULLIVAN, IN
      • about 1 year ago

      Because it is a misrepresentation of everything we believe in.

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    • Jessica Grigely EAST LONGMEADOW, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a proud member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and this show is a disgrace and gives a bad name to all sorority girls!

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    • Genesis Stubbs CLEVELAND, OH
      • over 1 year ago

      This is not an accurate or appropriate representation of sororities.

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