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Petition to US School Boards, Department of Education, Ronnie L. McGehee

Dress Codes are humiliating objectifying, and sexualizing girls with the school dress code

HEY! Do I have your attention? OR do I need to show my bra straps or midriff to get that? I am a 14 year old student in my 9th grade year. I want to send a wake up call to the school boards all over the United States. It is time for a change! #letsmovemountains We are TIRED of missing out on valuable education because of the dress code! We are SICK of being objectified by unequally enforced dress codes! News alert, your dress code is perpetuating rape culture and oppressive objectification towards women. It’s time for change. The black, white, and grey areas of the dress codes are not even equally enforced within the schools. Some girls can’t wear cool shorts and tank tops in extreme heat without facing immediate detention, yet cheerleaders can wear uniforms that violate the dress code. Boys are allowed to run around the track, or even the parking lot during school hours with NO shirt on, but girls can’t show a shoulder blade? Men are rarely told that their arms, legs, stomachs, backs, shoulders… (their whole body?!) are a problem… a distraction. They are most often seen as human beings and not objects. Yet, EVERY time a handbook with these dress codes is handed out, every assembly to talk about what we cannot wear that takes time away from our classroom, every single day in our schools we are teaching girls that their bodies are something to be ashamed of. The dress codes girls face in our daily life are promoting an oppressive objectification towards women. Each time a girl is pulled away from her education because of the clothes they wear or the color of their hair, you are ROBBING her of education. You are HUMILIATING her in front of her peers. You are SHAMING her. You are SEXUALIZING a young woman and encouraging others to do so, too. This needs to stop now. Instead, take the time to teach the BOYS that girls are not objects. And while you're at it, teach the girls that they are not objects and have nothing to be ashamed of in an effort  to remove some of the pressure society has placed where it doesn't belong. A woman should never have to cover parts of her body based on a man not being able to control his thoughts, and more importantly, his actions. According to a study by the American Association of University Women, in 2000, of the 2,064 students surveyed, 83% of girls said they had been sexually harassed at school and 38% said they were sexually harassed by teachers or employees (Hostile Hallways, 2001). Only 10% reported their harassment. Do you think this is because they were wearing tank tops? Maybe because their shorts were too short? No, it’s because all through growing up, boys get the excuse that boys will be boys and girls are faced with dress codes that teach them that if they are objectified, if they are harassed, and even if they are assaulted, it was because of something they did. Is this the world we want to create for the future? We are collecting signatures to show you that we want to create a change that gives all students a better education experience. We want to CHANGE the way girls and women are viewed as distractions. We just want an equal opportunity for education.   “Hostile Hallways”. American Association of University Women. 2001. Retrieved October 10, 2017.

Jennifer Bruce
412 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Motel 6, Jim Amorosia

Motel 6 Publicly Apologize for Shooting in Atlanta

  http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/motel-shooting-ends-with-3-car-wreck-injuries http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/local-couple-thieves-steal-car-source-of-income-at-motel Last summer a mold issue forced us from our home into a pet friendly hotel, Motel 6. In August 2016, days before we celebrated our 1st year of marriage hotel guests that had just been evicted from the property, stole our vehicle with everything inside. Fox 5 Atlanta aired that story because it took away our entire honest working income. After, Fox 5 aired the story a Holly Springs, Ga councilman donated a van so we could immediately start working again. Additionally, some viewers donated about 4 weeks worth of hotel reservations to help us get back on our feet. Motel 6 in Norcross stole reservations and told us to leave the property. After calling corporate Motel6 to complain and ask for help with the illegal actions of the Norcross property, they informed us to move to a corporate owned location so they could compensate us for our mistreatment and refund the stolen money. We moved to the Motel 6 on Lawrenceville Hwy in Tucker, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) on August 31, 2016, David's birthday. Corporate Motel 6 never kept their promises on compensation for everything that we've been through, nor any compensation for all our items that were stolen. 26 days past and on the morning of September 26, 2016, the unthinkable happens. We left the property around 11:45, in the morning to fill the car with gas and to grab some breakfast. We returned to the property and parked in our usual parking spot. Minutes later we see a person in a dark heavy coat waving a gun at our car while climbing into a Ford Expedition parked in the spot directly behind us. The next thing we know, the Expedition is reversing and slams into us from behind, with the gunman still half way hanging out the passenger side of the car. After the impact the gunman got out and fired multiple shots. At least 7 bullets or more hit our van. 1 bullet grazed Ricky in the back. While Ricky threw the car in reverse, he pressed the pedal to the floor, pushing the Expedition out the way and sending our van into a S-shape, while the bullets were stilling hitting the car. We crashed into two other parked cars. We later found out from the detective that we had absolutely nothing to do with the incident and that it was a case of mistaken identity.  We later discovered that same week that the Motel 6 stole almost $400 dollars from our personal bank account, stealing all of our savings. There are some serious safety issues and concerns at Motel 6 properties, there was no security at the time and the Motel manager stated those same guys were shooting in the parking lot the night before and did absolutely nothing to have them barred from the property, which resulted in Ricky Johnson and David Wells almost losing their lives over an incident that could've been prevented. We want the location closed. Security checks when vehicles enter. Visible armed security guards at all times since there is danger on their properties. We demand an apology from the CEO Jim Amorosia on Fox 5 News (Reporter Marissa Mitchell) to Ricky Johnson, David Wells and the community that supported.

Ricky Johnson
43 supporters