Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tell The Washington Post: Fire George Will

Dear MoveOn member,

We're Nita Chaudhary and Shaunna Thomas of the organization UltraViolet, and we started a petition to The Washington Post, which says:

"Rape is real. No one wants to be a victim. Fire George Will."

The Washington Post actually just published an opinion piece mocking sexual assault survivors and saying that women want to be raped. 

The author, conservative columnist George Will, goes so far as to write that colleges are making "victimhood a coveted status" by taking public steps to curb sexual assaults on campus.  

He even implies that nonconsensual sex is not rape, when in fact it's the very definition of rape! 

Tell The Washington Post that rape is real, and demand that George Will be fired.

George Will makes his living writing columns that many people disagree with. But his latest column has gone too far. Rape is a serious crime—accusing women of making it up and arguing schools shouldn't be addressing sexual assault puts both women and men at risk. By publishing George Will's piece, The Washington Post is amplifying some of the most insidious lies that perpetuate rape culture. It's not just wrong—it's dangerous.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Nita Chaudhary and Shaunna Thomas 

This petition was created on MoveOn's online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. UltraViolet didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.

Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 8 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

This email was sent to eddie alfaro on June 10, 2014. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment