To: Channel 9

Take Sexual Violence off our Screens

To not broadcast the upcoming season of Married at First Sight

Why is this important?

The powers that be at 9 Network have decided to include a misogynist looking for a doormat/wife in the next series of Married At First Sight. Declaring such views as wanting to be in charge, he's the man, she has to listen, and referring to traditional roles that still exist in "other countries", he fits the perfect profile of a controlling, dominating abuser.

Now, undoubtedly the program will cast him as the bad guy (which he is) and manufacture conflict around his controversial character. In doing so, 9 Network are giving a platform to views and ideals that will appeal to a certain demographic, and are capitalising off the abuse of women.

This in the age of #metoo. This following the growing movement naming and exposing abusers, molesters and rapists. This when on average one woman a week is killed in Australia as a result of domestic violence.

The oppression and abuse of women should never be used as a marketing tool. We're talking about lives here, and lives are far more important than ratings or network profits.

9 Network, hang your heads in shame.


Reasons for signing

  • cause dean is stupid
  • Status confirmed: I have: read, approved of, supported, signed, and shared this cause, campaign, and petition. I have taken these actions upon Wednesday, the 24th of January 2018. In my opinion, I am strongly against marriage (s) altogether! O:-|
  • Every day for the last 35 years, I've worked with women who have struggled to get out of controlling abusive relationships with violent men who feel entitled to treat them appallingly. Men who beat them, talk to them in demeaning terms, and who sexually abuse them. We do NOT need any TV programme romanticizing and normalizing such behaviour. Enough!

Updates

2017-12-20 07:56:23 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-12-19 12:34:56 +1100

500 signatures reached

2017-12-15 23:20:53 +1100

100 signatures reached

2017-12-15 16:27:08 +1100

50 signatures reached