Target: Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General
Goal: Criminalize slut-shaming, victim-blaming and misogyny in all forms.
Women are still being treated as second-class citizens compared to men. Female employees make less money than their male co-workers. Schools and workplaces condemn women for wearing short skirts, shorts or tank tops, not for reasons of professionalism or climate conditions, but because the sight of a woman’s bare skin “distracts men.” Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is put under the microscope and picked apart more than any candidate has in the past simply because she is female.
This cannot continue. We are long past the dark ages and the Puritan era–feminism has been in existence for over a century. Women have worked so long and so hard to obtain the same rights as men, but it seems every time they take a step forward there’s always something to push them back several. Some cultures are not nearly as bad as others in this regard, but misogyny, sexism and slut-shaming are still much too common.
These things should not only be called out and discouraged, but illegal. Women are human beings entitled to the same basic rights and dignities as men. Sign this petition to demand women be treated with respect and civility.
Dear Attorney General Lynch,
Over the last century, women have gained the right to do many things, but they still fall behind men in value and importance as far as societies are concerned. Companies in the United States do not pay its female employees as much as they pay men. Dress codes are implemented for the sake of protecting men’s eyes and minds from the sight of a woman’s bare skin. Women are blamed for their own rape or assault.
Please put an end to this. Please start making slut-shaming, victim-blaming and all forms of misogyny illegal. Forbid companies and schools from using sexism as a way to control how women dress, as opposed to requiring all employees to look professional or all children to dress appropriately. Women deserve better than to be treated like second-class citizens.
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