Petition to President of the United States, Pardon Attorney, Department of Justice
Justice for Cyntoia Brown
https://instagram.com/p/Bbvgf5AlSyF/ Cyntoia Brown is a 16 year old girl and a victim of sex trafficking. She was trafficked by a pimp named “cut throat” and was repeatedly drugged and raped by different men. She was then sold like a piece of property to a 43 year old child predator, however this time she chose to fight back. Cyntoia shot the 43 year old to prevent him from raping her. As a result of this she was tried as an adult and convicted. She will be eligible for parole when she is 69 years old. Help get justice for Cyntoia please. We can not understand the pain she is going through right now, to be taken away from your family, stripped of your rights, personal freedoms, and liberties, just to be failed by your own justice system. Please do whatever you can to help Cyntoia. We can not let this go or pass by because this could very well be YOUR daughter, sister, niece, or friend. Sex trafficking is a huge problem in the United States and it does not only harm the person physically but emotionally. It leaves damage that can take years to get over, if the person can get over it at all. Cyntoia fought for her life she fought to escape that life ruining situation. She is already going to have to live with what happened to her for the rest of her life, she shouldn’t have to spend that already pain filled life in prison for years and years just because she chose to fight to be free again, to fight for her rights, her ability to say yes and no, for her peace of mind, and for her survival. Please I beg of every person that reads this please help Cyntoia Brown, please.
Petition to Cedarville University Board of Trustees and Dr. Thomas White
A Call for the Removal of Paige Patterson from the Cedarville University Board of Trustees
The Problem: Dr. Paige Patterson has come under renewed scrutiny lately as it has been brought to light that he has encouraged abused women to stay with their abusive husbands, even to the point of excusing their abuse due to perceived repentance from the abuser. Another video has surfaced where Dr. Patterson sexualized an underaged girl as a sermon illustration to receive a laugh from the crowd. Our concern is that Dr. Patterson's seat on the Cedarville University Board of Trustees is a signal to the men in the faculty and staff, alumni community, and student body that as long as you are powerful and connected you can be complicit in the abuse of women without consequence. His seat also signals to women in the faculty and staff, the alumni community, and the student body that submission to your husband is more important than your physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual safety and security. We are of the mind that Dr. Patterson should not have any leadership role due to these comments, but especially not one that serves to shape the hearts and minds of young people. As long as Dr. Patterson remains on the Board and the University remains silent, the Board of Trustees, Dr. Thomas White, and the President's Cabinet are condoning the abuse of women under Dr. Patterson's leadership and we will withdraw all support for the University, financial and otherwise. We call for the immediate removal of Dr. Patterson from his leadership position at Cedarville University and a strong statement from the University condemning his words and actions. For More Information on Why This Petition is Important: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/sbc-patterson/559532/?utm_source=atltw https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/area-college-trustee-under-fire-for-telling-woman-stay-abusive-marriage/AD1eanlcd7d61HjNg0YOjK/?ecmp=daytondaily_social_twitter_2014_sfp https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/994422526737600512 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/29/southern-baptist-leader-pushes-back-after-comments-leak-urging-abused-women-to-pray-and-avoid-divorce/?utm_term=.15e1e9956d65 https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/baptist-leader-under-fire-for-objectifying-comments-about-women/2018/05/08/b2b33182-5308-11e8-a6d4-ca1d035642ce_video.html?utm_term=.42d061f13fe5
Petition to Board of Trustees
Alumni Demand USC Hold Administration Accountable for Supporting Sexual Predators
May 17, 2018 TO: Board of Trustees, University of Southern CaliforniaCC: USC President C.L. Max Nikias USC Provost Michael Quick USC Graduate Student Government USC Undergraduate Student GovernmentFROM: Concerned USC AlumniRE: Abuse of Power and Sexual Assault and Misconduct We, the Alumni at the University of Southern California, condemn the lack of accountability and inaction from the USC administration. We stand unequivocally with the students and staff who have reported the abuse they experienced under gynecologist George Tyndall during his tenure at the Engemann Student Health Center. On May 15, 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that Tyndall provided services to students for years after numerous reports of inappropriate behavior. The University did not inform his patients or report him, and told the L.A. Times that they were “not legally obligated” to do so. If not for the L.A. Times investigation, Tyndall’s patients and the broader Trojan Community would not have known about Tyndall’s 30 years of sexual misconduct, and his quiet resignation that included a financial payout. This incident did not occur in isolation. In the past two years, there have been multiple reports of delayed action by USC administration following credible accusations of sexual misconduct from men employed by USC. Namely, a dean at the Keck School of Medicine , a university Vice President of Development, and a professor at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. In each of these cases, USC only admitted wrongdoing once it became evident the story would go public. We do not know how many more cases of abuse have yet to be exposed, but it is clear that the university is unwilling to confront the toxic environment for women they have cultivated over years of neglected accountability. USC has a crisis of moral leadership -- there is a trend of USC administration not holding abusers accountable, instead rewarding them with financial payouts; not treating victims with support, instead ignoring complaints; not respecting the public’s right to know of dangers in the community, instead concealing vital public health information to preserve the institution’s reputation. Students are harmed and victimized by the very hands who ought to ensure their safety. This is a sign of demonstrable negligence from the administration, and as such, we demand the Board of Trustees do the following: Put President C.L. Max Nikias on leave, as it is under his leadership that several published reports of sexual misconduct were handled inadequately. Review existing protocols for responding to sexual harassment and assault on campus to ensure that perpetrators are appropriately held accountable, victims are supported, and the community is made aware of misconduct in an appropriate and timely manner. Offer services and financial support to those who report abuse from Tyndall (85 victims reported abuse as of Provost Quick’s Memo on May 16, 2018). Issue an apology to the community and not simply a letter of admission. As USC Alumni, we do not want USC to be branded as a community that harms its own and condones sexual abuse and misconduct; we ask that USC internally reflects on such abuses of power, as they come in many forms. Tyndall and his abusive colleagues are not the only ones who must be held accountable; they exemplify a cultural problem fostered at the highest levels of the administration that is more concerned with the image of USC than the safety of its students and staff. USC must once and for all change its leadership and its policies to reflect a true desire to put its community first. In Solidarity, Concerned USC Alumni Updated May 23: Verbiage updated to reflect delayed action from USC administration for the aforementioned news of misconduct prior to Tyndall.
Petition to Delta Air Lines
End Sexual Harassment in Air Travel #MeToo
Imagine falling asleep on a flight only to wake up and find the person sitting next to you groping you. Or sitting next to someone on a flight who forcibly tries to kiss you against your will, and keeps touching you despite complaints to flight attendants. These stories and many others like it happen all the time on flights in the United States, where there's been a 66% increase in reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault on airplanes since 2014. Why aren't U.S. airlines doing more to keep their flights free of sexual harassment and sexual assault? Delta Airlines, one of the biggest airline carriers in the world, could take a major step forward in ending sexual assault and harassment in the airline industry. Call on Delta to establish clear policies and trainings for employees to help end harassment on flights. Delta Airlines was sued earlier this year after allegedly mishandling a sexual harassment complaint from a passenger who woke up on a flight between Seattle and Amsterdam to find the passenger sitting next to her touching her inappropriately. This comes on top of hundreds of other stories where passengers (both men and women) have reported on rampant sexual abuse and assault that happens on flights. It's not just passengers, either. A new report shows that upwards of 70% of flight attendants report experiencing sexual harassment on the job from passengers or other crew members. It's time for airlines like Delta, who are world leaders in flight, to do more to protect passengers and employees from sexual harassment and sexual assault. Urge Delta to commit to ending sexual harassment on its flights, and help reform the airline industry's lax response to in-flight sexual assault.
Petition to Joan Graves
SHOW DOGS MOVIE PROMOTES SEXUAL ABUSE
Please change the rating on the movie Show Dogs to reflect the fact it promotes sexual abuse. Parents need to know about this reoccurring theme prior to taking their children to the movie. Within the movie, the main dog character, Max, is told that he must subject himself to allowing his private parts to be touched to enter a dog show. Max doesn’t love this idea, so they teach Max to go to his “happy place” to allow his private parts to be groped. Eventually, Max learns to accept the groping and allows it to be done while entering his “happy place”. This message is NOT appropriate for children and parents should be warned of this theme before taking their children. Not written by myself. Credit Given to the author of this article Terina Maldonado. https://eastmesa.macaronikid.com/articles/5b017dc3700a6450421ef1c2 MPAA ADDRESS: 1301 K STREET, NW SUITE 900E TEMPORARY ADDRESS:WASHINGTON, D.C. 20005 MAIN: (202) 293-1966 FAX: (202) 785-3026
Petition to Editors , Editors
Verso Books & the New Left Review, Stop Supporting Gopal Balakrishnan
As this Buzzfeed article makes clear, Professor Gopal Balakrishnan of the University of California Santa Cruz has a terrible record of abuse of power, with at least two people speaking on the record about sexual assaults, many more speaking to harassment and classroom misogyny, and a string of Title IX complaints dating back to at least 2006. Verso Books and New Left Review, we the undersigned ask that you stop supporting Professor Balakrishnan and remove him from the New Left Review's Editorial Committee. If you do not make this change, we pledge to boycott both Verso and NLR: we cannot, in good conscience, support institutions that stand with abusers, however radical they purport to be. As the "largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world" Verso Books and its parent organization the New Left Review have a responsibility to radicals and agitators worldwide. As publishers of major feminist and Marxist feminist work, you have the opportunity to show leadership and that you can "walk the walk" by withdrawing support from a known serial abuser. Continuing to support Gopal Balakrishnan sends a clear message that you are on the side of the powerful and comfortable, of institutional repression, and of injustice. We ask you to make the right decision, remove Professor Balakrishnan from the New Left Review Committee, no longer publish him at Verso Books, and stop giving him a platform at NLR/Verso events.
Petition to Netflix
Cancel 13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why has caused so much controversy within the past year, and for good reason. This show is violent, triggering and simply uncalled for. Its message gets lost in translation and only brings harm more than it brings awareness. Last March when the initial season of 13 Reasons Why was released, I was anxious to watch it. I enjoy to the book in middle school because I related to it. In middle school I dealt with suicidal thoughts and actions and was looking for an outlet to be a martyr. In the first season, the biggest thing that stood out were the two rape scenes and the graphic depiction of the suicide scene. The entire premise of the show was to release reasons for suicide of the late Hannah Baker. All these reasons did was make at-risk people question their stability. I know that I personally started questioning whether I should live or not. I know that I have seen other people share the same remarks. The depictions of violence in the show were too graphic and uncalled for. In the second season, one of the characters is raped with a broom by a fellow classmate. There are many more examples and all of these examples could be flushed out even more but those of you signing this petition have probably already heard of all of the violence that takes place within this problematic show. I was okay with having the first season because, despite its terrifyingly unsafe mesage, it would be over. It finished nicely. All the second season is for is causing more problems and making more money. It has lost its narrative and its purpose. You can't even claim that this is still about suicide awareness because it isn't anymore. This petition exist to accomplish two things. The first one and the one that needs to happen the most, is to have 13 Reasons Why cancelled. Second and optional goal is to have 13 Reasons Why taken off of Netflix entirely. I hope that we can at least get 13 Reasons Why cancelled. Please sign this petition and send it to your friends and people that you know who would be interested in this. Thank you so much.
Petition to Kmart
Stop carrying products from Mario Batali
Two women have come forward alleging that celebrity chef Mario Batali drugged and sexually assaulted them at two restaurants over the years, adding more fuel to a series of allegations against Batali that he's groped, harassed and assaulted a number of women. In response to claims from over 10 women, countless companies have severed ties with Mario Batali. ABC Television fired him from "The Chew," and major retailers like Walmart and Target announced they would no longer carry Mario Batali products in their stores. But Kmart has yet to announce whether they will cease selling products from Mario Batali, and currently on their website, you can find over a dozen Mario Batali products in the Kmart marketplace. Tell Kmart that in light of even more sexual misconduct allegations against Mario Batali, it's time for the company to remove his products from their site and follow in the footsteps of other companies that have ended ties with Batali. Batali was the subject of a recent 60 Minutes report where additional allegations of sexual harassment and assault came to light. After the segment, his business partners announced they would be ending their relationship with him, and the Italian market Eataly announced they would formally end their relationship with him, too. It's time Kmart followed suit, too. Send a message to Kmart that perpetrators of sexual harassment and sexual assault have no place in their marketplace.