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Petition to Randall L. Stephenson, Charles W. Dahlquist II, Michael Surbaugh, The Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America

Tell the Boy Scouts to End Discrimination Against Young Women

I cannot change my gender to fit the Boy Scouts’ standards, but the Boy Scouts can change their standards to include me. I am determined to be an Eagle Scout. It isn’t just a hobby, it’s access to some of the best leadership training there is. According to the BSA, over half of all astronauts were involved in Scouting and 16.3% of West Point cadets are Eagle Scouts. Of the current Congress, 191 members were involved in Scouting, 18 current U.S. governors participated in Scouting, and many of them are Eagle Scouts. The facts say it all -- high-level Scouting creates opportunity, and with opportunity comes a chance at success in the global community. Unfortunately for me and half the country’s population, we are excluded from most of these amazing opportunities for no reason other than that we are female. That’s why I’m calling on the BSA to end the discriminatory ban against young women and girls, and allow all children to participate in the Boy Scouts and earn the Eagle Rank. In most countries, Scouting is co-ed. International Scouting appreciates that separating children by gender is an artifact from a bygone era. The BSA has opened a few programs to girls and young women, but the Scouts exclude us from joining Scout Troops, and we are not eligible to earn the rank of Eagle Scout -- the most advanced, and most challenging leadership program they have. Boy Scouting teaches young people to be strong leaders. I, and many young women like me, want this chance at the best leadership training for our youth. Women can now hold all combat roles, and have already earned Bronze and Silver Stars, and Purple Hearts in war. Women have leadership roles in government, business, academia and entertainment. Imagine what else would be possible for women with Eagle Scout training.... Under the leadership of former Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert Gates, the Boy Scouts recently ended anti-gay policies, allowing all boys and LGBT adults full membership in Scouting.  The Boy Scouts should now end discriminatory policies based on gender, welcoming all children to participate in Scouting, including young women and girls.   I know I could rise through the ranks and become an Eagle Scout alongside the best of the boys -- all I need is the opportunity. Please join us in calling on the Boy Scouts to allow all children to participate in Scouting and earn the Eagle Rank. Please sign our petition and encourage your friends on social media to get involved. We can be reached at  Thank you for your support. Photo credit: Yasmeen Khan at WNYC. 

Sydney and Bryan Ireland
9,854 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to JSC “Healthy Water”, Nabeghlavi

"Not For Girls " sexist advertisement | პეტიცია "ბუღას" სექსისტური რეკლამის საწინაღმდეგოდ

The Georgian market is being exposed to a new sexist advertisement from the company “SC Healthy Water”: Their new energy drink “Buga” bears the slogan “not for girls” and advocates that this drink is for a strong man and not appropriate for a woman. These advertisements are sexist propaganda, and “SC Healthy Water” should be held responsible. This slogan reinforces the current sexist stereotype prevalent in Georgia; that men are stronger, that what’s for men is not appropriate for women, and that men are strong while women are weak. Women are as strong as men, and even though this slogan does not explicitly ban women from drinking this awful drink, it reinforces negative gender stereotypes and portrays women as weak second class citizens. We request this slogan be removed and an official apology from “SC Healthy Water” be issued.   ქართულ ბაზარზე გამოჩნდა “წყალი მარგებელი” / ნაბეღლავის კომპანის ახალი სექსისტური რეკლამა, მათ მიერ წარმოებული ენერგეტიკული სასმლის "ბუღას" სლოგანია “არ არის გოგონებისთვის” რაც გულისხმობს, რომ სასმელი მხოლოდ ძლიერი მამაკაცებისთვისაა და არ არის შესაფერისი ქალებისთვის. ეს განცხადება არის სექსისტური პროპაგანდა, რომლის გამოც კომპანიამ პასუხი უნდა აგოს. ეს სლოგანი განამტკიცებს საქართველოში გავრცელებულ სექსისტურ სტერეოტიპებს, რომ კაცი ქალზე აღმატებულია და კაცი ძლიერია, ხოლო ქალი - სუსტი. ქალები ისევე ძლიერები არიან, როგორც კაცები და, იმის მიუხედავად, რომ ეს სლოგანი ქალებს ამ სასმლის დალევას ვერ აუკრძალავს, განამყარებს სტერეოტიპებს და წარმოაჩენს ქალებს, როგორც მეორეხარისხოვან მოქალაქეებს. მოვითხოვთ, რომ ეს რეკლამა შეიცვალოს და კომპანია ნაბეღლავმა ბოდიში მოიხადოს. ამის შესახებ დამატებით შეგიძლიათ წაიკითხოთ -  

Ana Robakidze
542 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Dr. William Harrison, Gregory Holland, Yolanda Anderson, Lee Williams

Sexist Dress Code

Dress code Lately, the school dress code has become more strict and us girls aren't very happy about it and even though we only have a few weeks of school left we all want is change. So, first of all, let's talk or I guess you can read about how this only applies to girls. All these rules are very gender bias when boys wear tank tops or shorts no teachers say anything about it but when girls wear shorts, tank tops, crop tops, ripped jeans, or things that show our shoulders people say that we are a “distraction” it's not like a classmate is going to say “sally can you change because your shoulder is very distracting and I cant add 1+1”. This is not a great message for girls because no girl should have to change what she is wearing or herself for someone else. also this not a great thing for their self confidence, For example if a girl has a scar,bad skin, or are built a different way this should not stop them from wearing things that they should have the right to wear especially at this age when we often feel the worst about ourselves and weird.also sometimes it can be very hot and we don't want to be having a heat stroke over in the corner. My question is how is me wearing shorts harming anyone? The most common answer is” I don't want to see it” and that one little sentence sounds offensive and if you don't want to see their bodies then just don't look it's not like someone is forcing you to look at them. We even tried to protest just the other day but it didn't get anyone's attention and most girls didn't do it because they were scared to get in trouble just for wearing things that they should have the right to wear. All the adults always tell us that this is a safe space but a lot of boys think that's it is okay to treat girls like they are objects and this is not a way to set a good example. another thing that people argue is that they want us to look professional but there are so many different jobs so many different types of clothing for these jobs so they can’t make us all dress a certain way because we are all going to have different jobs and we are all going to dress differently. plus we are already very different and some people like to express themselves through what they wear. So my final argument is that everyone no matter their gender, race or body form should be able to wear whatever they want in class or at gym class.

Claudia Alvarado
89 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Guy Shreiber, Christine Dagousset, Rebekah Hirsch, chanel

CHANEL, Inc. must sever all ties with and terminate Karl Lagerfeld

Following the release of vitriolic, sexist remarks made by Karl Lagerfeld championing sexual abuse and abusers, we call upon CHANEL President, Guy Shreiber, Executive VP of Fragrance and Beauty Division, Christine Dagousset and Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Rebekah Hirsch to sever all ties with, and terminate immediately Mr. Lagerfeld. Quoting W Magazine's translation of Mr. Lagerfeld's interview with Numéro - "When asked about his thoughts on the movement #BalanceTonPorc—aka #OutYourPig, or the French version of #MeToo—Lagerfeld responds by saying he's had enough of it. (And pointing out that, haha, he does not eat pork.) To him, it's more shocking that it's taken all these starlettes 20 years to remember being assaulted or harassed. Lagerfeld is definitely inaccurate on that point, but he does manage to at least agree with something that the entire world agrees on: hating Harvey Weinstein. ...Then, Lagerfeld goes on to say that neither movement has remotely affected how he operates his workplaces, and that something he'd read about how one must ask models if they were comfortable when posing is akin to opening the doors for creators to stop being able to do anything anymore. As an example, he brings up "poor" Karl Templer, whom three models accused of sexual harassment in February, and who was until yesterday Interview's creative director. Lagerfeld, of course, doesn't believe a word of the accusations, and is outraged that a girl complaining that he'd pulled down her pants would excommunicate him from the profession in which he's so venerated. Opening things up to the industry at large, he continues: "Si vous ne voulez pas qu’on vous tire sur la culotte, ne devenez pas mannequin !", or, "If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model!" (He follows this up by adding you'd be better off joining a convent.)" These comments are outrageous, hateful, sexist and the sign of a time when the status of fashion icon is rendered irrelevant. These comments paint a man who has no respect at all for the women he designs for, and his comments are detrimental to the collective mind, as well as blasphemous to a fashion empire he did NOT build. Therefore, CHANEL, Inc. must terminate said relationship or face massive boycotting.      

Matt Zerby
56 supporters