don't even have any logic and every Anime fan in India hates them.
Before some years Cartoon Network sign and share this petition with every Anime lover and request Cartoon Network India to bring Anime back in India with Hindi Dub.Read more
Created Sep 29, 2019
Petition to Andrew Sugerman, Susan Wojcicki, Google, Inc, Wall Street Journal
goal is to make the Bevan trail network a park, along with the north side of the river - the Bear Bait trail network.
The three of us have been engaging in constructive dialogues with those in chargeRead more
Devin BurtonCourtenay, Canada
Created Oct 5, 2020
Petition to The Food Network, Discovery Channel, FARM , Discovery Communications
With 385+ Food Network shows, isn’t it time for programming that will reach a new, growing percentage of the 775 million who are vegetarians worldwide would tune in if the network launched a plant, this equates to an even larger viewing audience for the network. The whole-food plant-based expanding their product lines to include more plant-based products.
Let’s send the Food Network aRead more
FARM PetitionsIthaca, NY, United States
Created Feb 10, 2021
Petition to The Sunday Times, Christina Lamb, Emma Tucker
On 18th April 2021, The Sunday Times published a front page news piece from Windsor on Prince Philip’s funeral, written by author Christina Lamb, who serves as the paper’s Chief Foreign Correspondent. We demand a retraction and apology for the piece, for the reasons outlined below.
In reference to the late Duke, Lamb writes: “Prince Philip was the longest-serving royal consort in British history – an often crotchety figure, offending people with gaffes about slitty eyes, even if secretly we rather enjoyed them.”
This line appeared in the third paragraph of the print version, and was later removed from the digital version without reference to the original wording - presumably in response to the online backlash received.
Portraying the nation as a collective “we” that "secretly" enjoys racist and derogatory slurs at the expense of ethnic groups is insensitive at best, and encouraging racist violence at worst. Featuring this line in a piece destined for the front page makes it clear that Ms. Lamb believes her personal enjoyment of “gaffes” making fun of the physical features of an ethnic group is representative of public opinion.
She is certainly not representing East and South-East Asians (ESEA) in the UK and other Western countries who have experienced countless taunts on the shape of their eyes. These comments are unacceptably familiar to ESEA folk, imprinting racial trauma from experiences in the playground to the office.
Further, ESEA women experience ethnicity-based sexualisation, exotification, and fetishisation, with slanted and sideways eyes often incorporated into sexual slurs referencing their genitalia.
While the subject of the front page news report may have been the ceremonial funeral of the Queen’s consort, why was the front page of the broadsheet Sunday paper with the UK’s largest circulation (650,000) an apparently appropriate place for Ms Lamb to revel in and reminisce over these comments that reinforce harmful messages and tropes?
Ms. Lamb is not the only person in the mainstream media to have justified and dismissed Philip's racially charged comments towards the ESEA community. Historian Robert Lacey echoed this sentiment on BBC 5 Live’s Sunday Breakfast show: “When he was in China everybody remembers he was talking to British students and he said “if you stay here much longer, you’ll go slitty eyed”. I think people still smile at that and see well, there was an element of truth in that, and his ability to laugh at some of the difficult situations in life.”
BBC host Eleanor Oldroyd cushioned the comments, saying: “It’s the kind of comment now that we raise our eyebrows at in a huge way, but I suppose if you’re a man of 99, then you CAN say certain things” (April 11th, 2021).
It is reasonably expected that Ms. Lamb, as the Chief Foreign Correspondent for the Sunday Times, will be more than aware of the increased violent hate crimes experienced by East and South East Asians in the United States. The local consequences may fall beyond her journalistic remit, but we can enlighten her to the fact that the first recorded attack in the UK was on the 24th of February 2020, when 23 year old Jonathon Mok was attacked on Oxford Circus. Met Police data indicates at least a 179% increase in hate crime reports from British Chinese, East and South East Asians since lockdown started in March 2020, when compared to previous years.
We know that crimes are often underreported, and it is likely these statistics do not reflect those who didn't feel they could report their attacks. We also know that the rise in hate crimes and justifications for attacks directly stems from people’s associations of COVID-19 with anybody who looks vaguely Chinese.
In a time when ESEA communities are suffering increased levels of racial hatred, the comments by Ms. Lamb and her peers are beyond unfathomable.
"Casual" racism is still racism, and all racism is unacceptable. The constant framing of these comments as a light-hearted joke must be condemned for what it is - egregious nullification of racism, giving legitimacy to the false belief that using derogatory terms to describe the features of ethnic groups is nothing more than humour and entertainment. Intent does not negate the impact, whether in regurgitating or approving the “gaffes”.
The normalisation of slurs on ethnic groups feed into the bigger ecosystem of racism and oppression. Atlanta, and now Indianapolis, has shown that hate speech precedes physical violence. To so flagrantly promote the idea that WE as a nation “secretly” enjoy racist and derogatory slurs only serves to encourage more overt acts of racism.
We ask that The Sunday Times issue a formal retraction and apology on their digital and print platforms for publishing and approving Ms. Lamb’s article with her original wording, and for Ms. Lamb to take responsibility for trivialising racism with an acknowledgement and apology on her own channels. Read more
ESEA NetworkUnited Kingdom
Created Apr 19, 2021
Petition to Network Rail, Mark Carne, Michael Gove
I was distraught watching a team from Network Rail chop down dozens of trees near my house, and even more outraged when I found out that this is happening all over the UK. Network Rail have already animals and insects. Network Rail has evicted the resident wildlife and destroyed their natural now - I urgently need you to sign this petition and stop Network Rail before too much damage is done.
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Ray WaltonBournemouth, ENG, United Kingdom
Created May 2, 2018
Petition to CBS, Apple, ABC, Peanuts Worldwide LLC, Wildbrain , Craig Schulz, Brian Schulz, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates
still air on network television. This petition is to keep the classic specials on TV or, as a CBS can buy back the rights, as that was the original network they aired on in the first place.
In the Philippines, our restrictive abortion law has not stopped women from inducing abortions but has only forced women to induce abortion through unsafe means. These women are at risk of dying when they induce abortion unsafely in the following ways: 1) relying on persons lacking the necessary skills, 2) being in an environment not conforming to minimal medical standards, 3) using tablets without access to proper information or to trained health providers, 4) inserting foreign objects.
Because of our country’s restrictive abortion law, around 610,000 Filipino women were estimated to have induced abortions in 2012 alone— with at least three women dying each day and 100,000 others hospitalized due to complications. This public health issue should urgently be addressed especially now with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in higher rates of unintended and unwanted pregnancies due to lack of access to contraceptives and higher incidences of rape, intimate partner violence, and sexual exploitation.
Filipino women who have abortions are representative of a majority of Filipino women – poor, Roman Catholic, married, with at least three children, and have at least a high school education and identify various, overlapping reasons for inducing abortion. Poor women comprise two-thirds of those who induce abortion, using riskier abortion methods, thus disproportionately experiencing severe complications, clearly making abortion a social justice issue. Meanwhile, one out of eight women cites rape as their reason for inducing abortion. The harmful stigma women suffer from the restrictive law and the oppressive religious beliefs imposed on women will continue to place women's lives and health at risk.
The restrictive, colonial, and antiquated 1930 Revised Penal Code abortion law has never reduced the number of women inducing abortion. It has only endangered the lives of hundreds of thousands of Filipino women by forcing them to turn to unsafe or clandestine methods. We believe it is high time the Philippine government decriminalize our antiquated and restrictive law on abortion, in compliance with its international human rights obligations and women’s right to life, health, equality, equal protection of the law, privacy and bodily autonomy, and against torture.
Sign this petition and join women's rights organizations, reproductive health advocates and youth advocates in affirming the call to “Save Women’s Lives: Decriminalize Abortion Now!” Read more