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Over 10,000 have signed petition requesting Target to stop selling 'Trophy' T-shirt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A T-shirt sold by Target is coming under fire.

The T-shirt, sold online and in the women's section of Target, features the word "Trophy" on it.

Critics say the T-Shirt demeans women.

A Change.org petition urging Target to take the T-Shirt down has resulted in over 10,000 signatures .

A passage of the petition:

The perpetrators see women as "things" that are bought, sold, traded, and 'won' through force where they are then beaten, abused, tortured, raped, and murdered for the sole purpose of 'victory.' The word trophy should not refer to any person, man or woman, because we are not THINGS- we are human beings. Labeling any person as a "Trophy" is demeaning their humanity and objectifying them as a tangible object that can be bought, used, and disposed of.

What's worse is that the use of the word when referring to women encourages a rape culture where women are merely objects, not humans, to be used for men's pleasure. A large part of the studies done with college campus rapes found that the attackers often took a 'trophy' from their victim, be it a pair of panties, bra, photograph, or even video, to later revel in their 'victory.' 

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