AUDL Boycott Update – Petition Data, Communication with AUDL, How to Take Action

by | December 19, 2017, 8:47am 2

In the spirit transparency, we’d like to share the information we have so far, as well as an update in our process.

Petition data as 11pm PST, Dec. 18

  • 561 signed the community petition
    • 546 (97%) of community petition signatories indicated they were ‘opting out’ of supporting the AUDL in 2018 if there was no equal gender representation
    • 514 (92%) of community petition signatories indicated they would ‘opt in’ on supporting the AUDL in 2018 if there was equal gender representation
  • 344 potential AUDL players have signed the boycott statement.
    • 149 potential players signed the original player boycott.
    • 195 people, including both female and male identifying players, have asked to be added to the boycott list. We’ll release the list as soon as we can confirm all signatures.

Contacting signatories, using the data
We plan on reaching out to the community petition signatories and collecting information and data that will help us really understand the diverse perspectives of those who support the AUDL boycott. If you signed, expect follow-up communication.

Our next steps
No matter what the outcome of the boycott and the 2018 AUDL season, we see this as an important touchpoint for the ultimate community to identify and unite around activism and support of gender equity. The following ideas are meant to broadly outline organizer efforts moving forward

  • Continue to educate, inform and mobilize supporters of gender equity
  • Solicit feedback from boycott signatories to inform future steps
  • Publicly request specific information and transparency from the AUDL on its decision making processes and its recent proposal to feature more women
  • Communication with the AUDL (edited 3:17pm EST)


  • If you haven’t signed our community petition and want your voice included, add your name and voice here
  • SHARE your opinions and circulate information on social media
  • Contact your team, start conversation via email or groupchat
  • Get a group of people together and actually talk about this
  • Talk personally with a local AUDL owner, ask questions, have empathy and be honest


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  • ulticritic

    just curious…..are these boycotters boycoting ALL OTHER SPORTS that don’t or wouldn’t even consider to practice that same gender equity in THEIR particular sports???? personally i don’t know if ultimate players in general follow the other traditional sports as sports fans/consumers as a form of said sports entertainment……and i think we can all agree that football is THE MOST UNequal sport in relation to gender……to the point in which they objectify women in the form of cheerleaders on the sidelines. S0, in light of the upcoming football playoffs, in both college and pros, im just wondering if these same people boycotting THEIR OWN LEAGUE/SPORT will as well refrain (AND are currently refraining) from consuming any of the obviously sexist sport of football?????

    id love to hear yalls stance on other sports and how u deal with that aspect of gender inequality in that reguard……DO U WALK IT LIKE U TALK IT??? just dont get caught watching the super bowl lest u be hypocrites!!!~!

  • jim

    Imagine what would happen if the signatories of the boycott all put actions behind their signatures and played mixed in 2018 (and beyond) …

    That could really make the mixed division interesting to watch…