Tuesday, February 21, 2012


 IWD 2012

Get Ready for International Women's Day!

Planning meeting:  Sat., Feb. 25th, 3 PM at Revolution Books,
1103. N. Ashland Ave, Chicago

Come listen and discuss Sunsara Taylor's interview on the Michael Slate KPFA show. Bring your ideas, creativity and friends and be part of refusing to submit to the enslavement and degradation of women. Our voices MUST be heard.
 
End Pornography and Patriarchy:
The Enslavement and Degradation of Women!  
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!   
Fight for the Emancipation of Women All Over the World!
 
We are told that "equality for women has been won" and that "there are no limits to what girls can achieve." BULLSHIT!
 
Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten. Every day three to four women are killed by their partners. One out of four female college students will be raped or sexually assaulted while in college.
In recent years, pornography has become increasingly violent, cruel, degrading towards women; women are referred to as "cumdumpsters" and "fuckbuckets"; the "money shot" (ejaculation in a woman's face) is standard; humiliating cruelty-like violent "ass-to-mouth" penetration-is normalized, and racist bigotry is sexualized. Meanwhile, the broader culture has been pornified: pole dancing is taught at gyms, "sexting" is a national phenomenon among teens and the strip club is the accepted backdrop to "male bonding." All this is tied in with, and reinforces, the trafficking of millions of women and girls as literal chattel in the international sex industry.
 
This is NOT society becoming more comfortable with sex. This is society becoming saturated with the sexualized degradation of women. If you can't imagine sex without porn, you're fucked.
At the same time, a Christian fundamentalist-driven assault is imperiling abortion, birth control, real sex education and women's lives. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people who do not conform to traditional patriarchal gender and sexual norms are demonized and threatened. Abortion doctors are killed. Women who seek abortions-or even birth control-are stigmatized. 2011 saw the largest spate of legal restrictions on abortion since Roe v. Wade in 1973.
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