Petition to Australian public
Boycott Channel Seven For Their Appalling Treatment Of Female Staff
In the last six months Seven have faced off against three former employees who have accused the network of sexual discrimination. Former Sunrise newsreader Talitha Cummins alleges she was sacked whilst on maternity leave after more than 13 years with the network. Whilst, Adelaide reporter Amy Taeuber alleged in court documents that she was faced with a retaliatory investigation into her after she complained of harassment at the hands of Today Tonight reporter Rodney Lohse. She went on to claim her Facebook page was accessed by the network following her complaint and staff were asked to dig up dirt on her by her News Director Graham Archer. It was a similar story for Amber Harrison, who claims she was also the victim of a retaliatory investigation into her conduct after she informed HR of her affair with Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner. While Worner was accused of cocaine use during work hours (a claim he has not denied), having an inappropriate affair with a subordinate and using company funds for his own personal gain, he remains at the helm. It appears these actions are considered for favourably than informing senior staff of harassment and having a baby. If you don’t agree with this treatment of women please sign below and vote with your remote by switching off Seven.
Petition to Najib Tun Razak
Sack Shabudin Yahya: Marriage doesn't solve rape!
The government and its leading UMNO party are already jumping to the defense of Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahya, who said in Parliament today (5 April 2017) that marriage between a rape victim and the rapist was a possible remedy for social problems. Penang Umno Wanita chief Jahara Hamid has claimed that Shabudin was "merely expressing his view". The statement displays the raw sexism present at the higher levels of the government. It falls squarely in line with instances in other countries where conservative politicians have blamed women's dress and behaviour for rape, and defended their actions by claiming freedom of speech. While Shabudin felt that marriage would correct the "wild lifestyles" that some underage girls had, he felt that marriage would help rapists repent, and that it was unfair to call a rapist "a useless and evil person forever". This is transparently a double standard. He further claimed that girls as young as 9 who had hit puberty were "physically and spiritually ready for marriage". Shabudin made these remarks during a Parliamentary debate about a motion to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill. The comments come on the same day as revelations that Malindo Air subjects prospective flight attendants to a screening procedure that involved removing their tops for inspection of "scars and marks". Similar procedures have been removed in other airlines over decades of campaigning and industrial action. Victim-blaming is offensive and totally unhelpful. It does not address the root causes of rape and domestic violence in our society, which are pervasive sexism and the sexual alienation of people including men. We still live in a world with a systematic gendered wage gap, mass objectification of women in media and in the workplace, egregious moral policing and disregard for the domestic labour of wives and mothers. As long as women's sexuality is blamed for rape, as long as women are considered sinful and told to how to dress, we will not be able to treat rape as seriously as it deserves to be treated. Marriage, relationships and sex are choices. Whatever they wear, wherever they go, YES means YES, NO means NO. We the undersigned declare that if UMNO and BN wish to retain any credibility in dealing with women's issues going forward, Shabudin Yahya must be removed from UMNO immediately and be made to apologise to the country, especially to rape victims. --- If you organisation would like to add their name to the petition, please message us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MPOZAustralia/
Petition to Department of Education, Gail Cluff, macarthur girls high school
let the girls wear pants
We, the students of Macarthur girl’s high school demand our school to allocate us the rights to wear pants/shorts. Our girls believe that wearing a skirt is impractical, uncomfortable and restricts them. Having pants/shorts as part of our uniform would be beneficial in comfort and practical use. Also letting the girls wear pants would make a change in the schools history. Our uniform policy states that: Girls are expected to wear the full school uniform each day with PRIDE. The school is judged by students in uniform and their behaviour in that uniform. Neat appearance in full and correct school uniform is essential. All clothing should be clearly labelled. Wearing pants would not, change our behaviour or 'neat' appearance and would make our school look less sexist and restricted. Our proposal: Allow the students to wear pants/shorts as part of the regular uniform; this decision will not only make our school appear more 'neater' but will rather expand the students choice in uniform.
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull
Senator David Leyonhjelm should be sacked
Senator David Leyonhjelm is an abusive, disrespectful, sexist and discriminatory pig. He is a disgrace to his office and does not deserve to hold any position in public office, let alone be a Senator. He should be removed from office immediately. He speaks of police like this: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/video-shows-senator-david-leyonhjelm-saying-he-would-be-happy-to-let-police-bleed-to-death-20161021-gs7ljh.html He speaks of early childhood educators like this: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/senator-david-leyonhjelms-childcare-comments-leave-viewers-gobsmacked/news-story/ddb42928df23c0bde12f0e884430c45b He introduced a bill aimed at removing penalty rates: http://davidleyonhjelm.com.au/leyonhjelmday-to-introduce-bill-to-remove-penalty-rates/ His comments about the old age pension: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-02/david-leyonhjelm-calls-to-restrict-pension-assets-test/8157924 He speaks to women who criticise him like this: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-30/leyonhjelm-tells-women's-rights-activist-'stfu'-on-twitter/7557830 He even wants to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-38047723 So basically, he hates, has no respect for, and sees absolutely no value in the professions or lives of those that protect our community, those that care for and educate our children, the elderly who have worked their whole lives, shift workers who provide us with round the clock access to services, nor does he respect the rights of women and non-caucasians. He should be removed from office immediately.