Topic

sexism

19 petitions

Update posted 5 hours ago

Petition to Alan Joyce

Qantas - Please remove Sky News from your screens

Sky News is broadcast prominently in Qantas lounges and screens on a fleet of planes that traverse the globe. Sky News is representing Australia on behalf of Qantas and is no longer dedicated to news, now often focusing on dividing our nation and driving a wedge between cultures and racially diverse groups.   . Whilst it is not our aim to discourage healthy debate, expression of opinion and freedom of speech we don’t believe these freedoms should extend to racism, bigotry and misogyny without challenge. Our challenge to Qantas, remove Sky News. Update: Sky News invited a NAZI onto their show - he wants a picture of Hitler in every Australian classroom. Does Australia want to be represented to the world as a racist nation? Does Qantas want its brand to stand next to racism? On Sunday July 1, the Outsiders program hosted by Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean aired defamatory, disgusting and sexist comments about a female politician, made by Senator David Leyonhjelm. As always, this offensive rubbish was blared across Qantas’ screens.  Why is a public company that prides itself on inclusion and Australian values paying to spread this nonsense? Qantas passengers have no escape from it. The airline must immediately cease its commercial relationship with Sky News and choose either a news organisation with a belief in the tradition of fairness and balance, or just play cartoons or something instead.

Sleeping Giants
35,859 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Reddit

Reddit: Ban r/Braincels

The online subreddit 'r/Braincels' is a highly misogynistic and hateful community with a sizable subscription count (almost 34,000 as of July 2018), similar to the subreddit r/incels (subscription count of 40,000 at its peak) which was banned on November 7, 2017. The aim of this petition is to gain the attention of the admins on Reddit and to subsequently get r/Braincels banned (or at the least quarantined and an urgent review of the handling/moderation techniques of these groups).Incels (a portmanteau of "involuntary celibates") primary beliefs centre around: a sense of entitlement to sex misogyny racism Incels have been described as "part of the online male supremacist ecosystem" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. [1] The online activity of this subreddit is often criticised by the subreddit r/IncelTears.While some of their advocates may state that they are a support group, they have not demonstrated any characteristics of one.[2] In fact, users have frequently openly encouraged suicide of its own members.,[3] Allowing these communities to perpetuate online only allows them to grow and runs the risk of young men becoming involved with a highly sexist ideology. Incels have advocated for rape of women and rape apology is not uncommon.Women should not have to be subjected to the sexist rhetoric of this subculture, and it needs to be discouraged. I hope in starting this petition, it will encourage Reddit staff and its admins to have a faster and more effective approach for dealing with communities like r/Braincels, and constituent hate groups.Please sign this petition to help make reddit a safer, and more equal website. Every signature counts. 

C.J Angel
372 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

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.

Gary Watson
155 supporters