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Petition to The University of South Florida administrative team.
Social injustice and sexism are polymorphs, they can take as many figures as the oppressor's mind desires. Because of this, there are many forms of discrimination that are hidden in ‘morals’ or social norms that create othering or marginalization of gender or sex. An example of this would be the system of dress coding. This system creates a norm on dressing and how to clothe in certain spaces, which usually presents itself quite limiting for women. This presents an impediment for women's comfort and rather an attempt to fulfill society around the appropriate appearance for each event. (Braithwaite, Ann, and Catherine M. Orr. 2016). This, combined with the deeply rooted consumerist culture in the United States of America create for an infinite cycle of ‘slave-shoppers’ forced to have a specific type of dress for each level of occasion, but not being able to repeat the dress because it has been already worn- creating a control of mentality, economy, and body image of women in this society. Sadly, this issue appears in various places that we, as individuals, would interact at one point of our lives. Schools, work-place, and specific jobs do have a certain logical aspect to their codes, however, places like ballrooms, or even gyms have quite some intricate and odd rules. The University of South Florida prides itself on being an inclusive, diverse, and progressive institution, however, its gym dress code policy, shows a completely different face. Quoting the USF Fitness General Policies point number 1 “Appropriate athletic attire - shirts and bottoms that completely cover the pectoral area and buttocks - is required. Undergarments including sports bras and see-through material are not permitted.” At first glance, it may not seem that out of the ordinary, however, if one were to highlight one sentence, specifically the second one, the inner sexism can be seen through. This policy does not permit females to show any skin of their breasts and that they must be covered by a type of cloaking other than the sports bra that they are wearing already. This creates a series of different problems. For starters, this not only creates an inconvenience of having to wear more clothes but also how the restriction of the clothes creates for fewer possibilities to choose. Of course one can also see the obvious bias, especially after spending a day in the gym and seeing countless shirtless males, meanwhile, females are asked to leave for only wearing a sports bra.Read more

Isaac CalleGainesville, FL, Estados Unidos
13,562 supporters
Created Jul 22, 2019
Petition to Board of Education, United States Supreme Court, United Nations, NAACP, Congress, California State House
vital to obtain awareness and understanding of each other’s experiences. We are looking for supportRead more

Multicultural Education ProgramCalifornia, United States
168,134 supporters
Created May 31, 2020
Petition to Gavin Williamson CBE, Nick Gibb MP, Jo Johnson MP, Kemi Badenoch MP, Amanda Speilman
There is little understanding of disabilities in our society. I believe disability awareness and understanding should be taught as part of the national curriculum from pre-school. Not only would this understanding as information would be passed from child to child, children to families, teachers to TAs understanding. Parents and children comment on her behaviours  (kissing/licking objects and peopleRead more

Claire HoltbyTonbridge, ENG, United Kingdom
1,623 supporters
Created Aug 11, 2019
Petition to Microsoft
         Education is the knowledge, skill and understanding that you get from attending a schoolRead more

Candace Eve ParayaoPhilippines
14 supporters
Created Feb 13, 2022
Petition to Theresa May MP
Hi I’m dan, I’m 43 and was diagnosed with epilepsy a year ago.  My understanding of epilepsy until around the world a better understanding of this condition .  Thankyou for your help. Read more

Daniel StoddernSt Austell, ENG, United Kingdom
131 supporters
Created Dec 30, 2017
Today we present to you a problem, the word “Moose.” The plural is the same as the singular version of the word. This can cause a lot of confusion when using the word. You may mean many moose and be understood as one moose. It also confounds people who are learning English when we use words that don’t follow the “rules” of the language, like the word moose. An alternative plural, like meese, would make sense because it matches the plural of goose (geese); it would also break the monotony of using the same words and provide society with another fun word to add to our vocabulary. To fix this problem, we ask the Kratt brothers to incorporate the word meese in their future episodes. Because almost everyone under ten watches their show, the Kratt brothers' willingness to adopt the word could create enough of a following to integrate meese into our conversations and eventually into our dictionaries.   Read more

Addie JanssenUnited States
106 supporters
Created Nov 6, 2022
Petition to PH Bureau of Immigration
; UNDERSTANDING to give the Taho Girl (Jiale "Carla" Zhang) another chance and let her stay in theRead more

Philippines NewsPhilippines
829 supporters
Created Mar 14, 2019
Petition to Gamma Phi Beta Alpha Epsilon
Read the Philanthropy Advisory Board Guidelines, Sections III-IV to acknowledge that you (individually) will uphold the rules and regulations set forth. AT LEAST 75% of the chapter must read, understand, and sign this petition in order to have our fall philanthropy event. Read more

Melissa WiseUnited States
113 supporters
Created Oct 16, 2020
Petition to UK Parliament
Borderline personality disorder is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behaviour, self-image and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. Often, because of the impulsivity of borderline personality, mental health professionals are not keen to work with clients with this condition. Many are seen as attention seekers, a waste of time, money and resources. There are so many people, out there, with the condition and instead of just applying a 'sticking plaster' such as crisis admissions and medications, for temporary relief of symptoms, why not make proved, long-term therapy, like psychotherapy, readily available for such individuals, actually saving money in the long run. Most people, with the condition are warm-hearted, kind individuals who are struggling with a disorder that they have, through no fault of there own. Please, please sign the petition.Read more

Shirley HelenBenfleet, ENG, United Kingdom
1,398 supporters
Created Jan 18, 2017
Petition to Community leaders and their respective members
beautiful start to mutual understanding. As part of one Ummah, we should seek to grow from these understanding and openness. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. We look forward to see this community grow. Wasalamu alaikum.“The believers, in their mutual understanding and compassionRead more

Mohammad A.Dearborn, MI, United States
180 supporters
Created Sep 7, 2019
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