Topic

Women's Rights

818 petitions

Started 21 hours ago

Petition to ESPN, FOX News, ABC

Equal advertisement on all women sports, college and professional.

Women have the same desire to play professional sports, but the lack of women sports available is limited, and those that are available are not able to make a living like men sports. So I want to make all the news stations and Universities aware of the lack of advertisement done to women sports, the lack of money spent on advertisement. I think a change needs to happen, you can't just make money appear out of thin air, bringing attention to and applying the same flare that are brought to men sports to women sports, is something that can help women sports get noticed and eventually allow women to make a living playing something that they love. I want there to be fantasy women sports, I want the amazing videos of awesome plays and highlights put together, I want commercials to feature women sports more than "here is this team playing at this time". I want excitement brought to women sports just like the men sports. I think this needs to start at the college coverage and advertisement, once the hype of the sports are done there, I think it will help people want to watch and go to professional and collegiate sports. I grew up playing softball, I was good, my junior year I was MVP, all-region, all-state, my senior year the same thing plus we were regional champs! I went on and played college softball, but that was all that I could do without having a different job to support me. I want future women to have the opportunity I didn't!

Bri Johnson
6 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Instagram.com, Mark Zuckerberg

Instagram, please stop censoring pole dance

For hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, pole dance is a mainstream fitness activity. Pole athletes, dancers, performers, instructors, entrepreneurs and amateur enthusiasts use Instagram daily to connect, share expertise, train and inspire.  We have uploaded millions of videos and pictures. We carefully hashtag our tricks, training and dance flows to learn and progress, and cheer each other on as a passionate, supportive and diverse community. Recently Instagram has blocked almost all pole-related hashtags - without explanation other than citing ‘content that may not meet Instagram’s community guidelines.’ This means we cannot connect. We cannot learn. We cannot support each other.  What we do does not violate Instagram’s community guidelines. It is not profane, pornographic, injurious or hateful. What we do requires skill, strength and discipline. It is a dance art; it is fitness training; it can be sexy and entertaining - but it does not violate Instagram’s terms of service. To perform aerial acrobatics on a pole requires skin grip - but we are not nude. We dance, compete, run small businesses, perform legally and legitimately. We respect each other. We ask that you respect us, your users. Review your algorithm and settings, and let us continue to share our art, our dance, our successes, our failures; let us continue to celebrate the human body in beautiful flight. Empowered, without shame, with love.  As a community of thousands, we love Instagram.  As a pole family with supporters in the millions, we appreciate Instagram as one of our foremost social media platforms. We are saddened that Instagram no longer seems to love us back. To our family of followers and fans, to our community of pole and aerial dancers, teachers, trainers and athletes, please sign our petition. Share it with your friends and ask them to sign it too. Help us make Instagram hear our voice.   #whereisthepoleloveInstagram  Sincerely The Pole Dancers of Instagram, including..... United Pole Artists 183k followers, info/marketing/consulting for pole industry @upartists Pole Dance Nation 238k followers, author ‘Pole Dancer’ by Nikki St John, publicist @poledancenation Michelle Shimmy, 187k followers, international pole artist, instructor and businesswoman @michelleshimmy Elizabeth Blanchard, 75k followers, international instructor, aerialist and kinesiologist @Elizabeth_BFit Anna-Maija Nyman, 90k followers, athlete, Nordic & 5x Swedish National Pole Champion @annamaijanyman Dan Rosen, 56k followers, competition athlete, instructor, UK Male Pole Champion @danrosenpole Laura Arbios, owner Sadie’s Pole Studio, Founder Pole Dancers Vote @sadiespolestudio Meg Lee, 24k followers, competition athlete, instructor, studio owner @megthesupernova Makeda Smith, 3.4k followers, publicist, instructor, Pole priestess @flyingover50 Carolina Hades @bloggeronpole, social media PhD researcher, writer, activist & blogger with 5k followers Rachel Osborne 11k followers. Housewife. Mum. Pole dancer @TropicalVertical NOTES: From Carolina’s essay ‘What Instagram’s Pole Dance Shadowban Means For Social Media’ published at www.bloggeronpole.com ‘We need more clarity about how social media algorithms work, about what gets engagement and what is banned why. It’s puzzling that algorithm changes are so frequent, so hard to keep track of and still go unexplained by Instagram. This wouldn’t be feasible with any other business model: imagine using a service and not being told how it works and how to use it to make the most out of it. You wouldn’t buy it. Instagram is thriving off of people’s need for exposure and attention and isn’t clarifying much." "The 'Community Guidelines' approach in social media regulation has clearly failed. In my PhD, I talk about how human rights law and a balancing act between censorship and freedom of expression are needed to judge whether a post has to be taken off. Does it infringe or threaten anybody’s human rights or pose a threat to someone’s security? If not, I’d say keep it on – and if anything, add a NSFW/ 18+ content filter." https://bloggeronpole.com/2019/07/what-instagram-pole-dance-shadowban-means-for-social-media/

Rachel Osborne
18,465 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Mayor of Brookland, City Attorney for Brookland, Kenneth Jones, Kevin Orr, Brookland City Council

8/12/19 Audio of Brookland Arkansas City Council meeting needs to be uploaded publicly

During the September 9, 2019 City Council meeting in Brookland, Arkansas, Kimberly Shelby once again, asked the City Council to enforce the city ordinance requiring a 6 foot privacy fence or screen to be put up between commercially zoned properties and residential districts and asked for a vote after she received a notice in writing from the Brookland Mayor's Office, City Clerk that a vote would be required to have Kevin Orr, the City Attorney enforce the ordinance.  However, that September 9, 2019 City Council meeting turned into an attack on Kimberly Shelby and her character once again.   Councilman Cooper stated that Mrs. Shelby was contradicting herself after she supposedly made statements about working with Sonic regarding "her fence" during the August 12, 2019 meeting.  Those statements were false.  That can be proven if the City will upload the August 12, 2019 audio minutes.  They do have the minutes available that will allow the general public to verify that Councilman Cooper's statement was false and an attempt to discredit Mrs. Shelby publicly as well as other discrediting attempts.   Please join us in asking for transparency of The Brookland City Council by signing this petition & stop the belittling of 1 citizen in an effort to avoid a serious Code Enforcement issue.  

Kimberly Shelby
139 supporters