@UkTesco: Remove this card (pic.twitter.com/lbUU7k3evm) from sale and apologise
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@UkTesco: Remove this card (pic.twitter.com/lbUU7k3evm) from sale and apologise

    1. Helena Dollimore
    2. Petition by

      Helena Dollimore

      Oxford, United Kingdom

This card belittles sexual harassment and perpetuates victim blaming myths by implying victims of sexual harassment are somehow to blame. Sexual harassment is a serious problem, with nearly half of all women in the UK identifying it as a problem in the workplace, and the same number experiencing street harassment every year. On top of this, sexual harassment is frequently belittled or made light of - which discourages victims from coming forward and perpetuates the culture of harassment that exists in the UK. Tesco should be ashamed of itself for behaving like this, and should remove the card from sale immediately and donate any profits made from its sale to the charity End violence against women.

Tesco defended selling this kind of card on twitter, treating sexual harassment as a complete joke:

@UKTesco:The subject matter is serious, however this card is knowingly a joke that many find humorous. 

Update 9th May: Tesco are still refusing to take this off sale. If you would like to contact tesco directly about the card it is referred to with the product name 'Brash Betty AE2002' and ISBN 5020518052518

To:
Tesco
Remove this card (pic.twitter.com/lbUU7k3evm) from sale and apologise

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Marie Jones NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Tesco should be ashamed. Sexual abuse of any kind is not something that should be taken so lightly. Disgusting.

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    • You Are Exagerating OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I think you are exagerating a lot, Helena! Not eveything spins around women being harrassed. Sorry, but it's not only my opinion, but that of many others as well!

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    • Jade Moore WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      A woman's right to wear what she wants should be indicative of her willingness to be sexually harassed, and a retailer as big and as influential as Tesco should not be validating this archaic view.

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    • Seagrove Linda SKELMERSDALE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is completely the wrong image to send to people. do not condone this type of card.

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    • Amber Matthews COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It is the small things like this that shore up and perpetuate our culture of victim-blaming, which is damaging and dangerous, and Tesco's refusal to remove the product helps to trivialize women's problems.

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