Petition to Justin Trudeau
Ask Trudeau to publicly call the Toronto attack an "act of (misogynist) terrorism"
Canada's Criminal Code defines terrorism as an act carried out "for a political, religious or ideological purpose, objective or cause...that intentionally...causes death or serious bodily harm to a person by the use of violence, endangers a person’s life, (or) causes a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or any segment of the public." On Monday, while I was with fellow women's rights activists somewhat jokingly toasting to "smashing the patriarchy!" people in Toronto were dying at the hands of a man who allegedly killed them because he hated women for rejecting him. If he was Muslim or a refugee, there would be countless racist comments on social media and traditional media describing the attack as terrorism, calling for an end to immigration, demanding deportation, etc. In fact, there are those comments even though the alleged perpetrator is not Muslim. But when it's misogyny, when this is the second largest terrorist attack on Canadian soil after the Ecole Polytechnique massacre, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said, "The events that happened on the street behind us are horrendous but they do not appear to be connected in any way to national security, based on the information available at this time." Reports are coming in that the perpetrator was motivated by misogyny and the idea of being “involuntarily celibate.” This is not a new phenomenon. We have consistently seen that the perpetrators of mass killings - from The Pulse shooting to Polytech to the Quebec mosque to Las Vegas to Toronto - are usually men, often with warped views on women and feminism or with a history of domestic violence. We need to have hard conversations about toxic masculinity, about the idea that women do not owe men dates or affection or sex. That this is not about mental illness, but about a culture of hate that sees women and girls as disposable, sexual objects who should be kept in their place. Also on Monday, Dubravka Šimonović, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, issued her end of mission statement calling on Canada to adopt a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women. This week, feminists from Canada and around the world are meeting in Ottawa at the W7 - challenging G7 leaders to tackle big issue through a feminist lens. Every 6 days in Canada, a woman is killed by a current or former intimate partner. This IS a national security issue. This attack WAS terrorism. Justin Trudeau and his government, a self-declared feminist government, need to publicly declare that the Monday attacks were an act of terrorism. That terrorism against women for being women - in their private lives and in their public lives, when walking along Yonge Street - is a national security issue. With our federal government's support, we can begin to more effectively tackle the root causes of toxic masculinity, misogyny, and violence against women. (Note: this is not about looking to legally/criminally charge the perpetrator with terrorism, but to have the government acknowledge that this was a terrorist act, just as Trudeau did when he said, re the Quebec mosque shooting, "Make no mistake – this was a terrorist attack.")
Petition to Justin Trudeau
My name is Skye Marchment, and I started this petition to advocate for woman during menstruation. As a woman you don't always remember or know when a period is going to come and managing a period is unavoidable, complicated and often expensive. The shelters that try to provide sanitary pads and tampons, often run out due to high demand and can't supply enough for a full menstrual cycle. Many women especially affected by homelessness use homemade products which can be harmful. I think it should be mandatory that every public bathroom have menstrual supply despensors that are disability accessible with products at an affordable standard price. Many girls feel anxiety during their periods and should not have to ask for access to hygiene products. Bowls of menstrual kits should be available everywhere to help end the stigma of menstruation. In many places around the world girls are being removed from school because they don't have access to toiletries and clean garments during menstruation. If we make menstrual products more accessible with less cost, it means girls will be able to live with more comfort and confidence. Sign this petition if you feel that the Government of Canada should recognize the Menstrual challanges and enforce changes to help reduce health risk and ensure every girl has fair and equal access to hygiene products.
Petition to R Alexander Acosta
Close the Gender Wage Gap
The Gender Wage Gap is a serious and real issue: Women all around the world are afflicted by gender oppression. The most prominent being the wage gap; women make less money and as a result suffer. This is not fair. You should be able to make the same amount of money no matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation. How can we solve this problem? It's simple, the Paycheck Fairness Act proposes a series of regulations to equalize remuneration across all genders: requires proof from employers that wage differences are based on merit and not gender prohibits reprisal against workers if they ask about wage practices or reveal their own wage strengthens consequences for equal pay violations has the Department of Labor help employers and collect wage-related data allows additional training for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission staff to better identify and handle wage disputes We direct our issues to R. Alexander Acosta, the Secretary of Labor at the United States Department of Labor. We hope through your support we can invoke change and eradicate discrimination in the workplace. Thank you. More info here.
Petition to Justin Trudeau's Respect woman juice
Help convince Justin Trudeau to share his respect woman juice with other political leaders
Justice Trudeau recently revealed he drinks to much respect woman juice and I feel as well as others in my friend circles that he should start sharing the rare resource or his source. Some of my sources even believe the excess of respect women juice has caused him to forget that Aboriginal women need help (AI the many missing aboriginals woman, and entire communities in poverty) and the promises he made to them to renewed nation-nation relationships that respects their rights. Other sources say it's because of the respect Woman juice that instead of keeping to these promises he is instead corrected woman reporters mid question. It's of course because he is great ally and the biggest consumer of respect woman juice even in peoplekind history to make sure she isn't oppressing herself by saying mankind and is reminded to say the gramicly correct term "Peoplekind".