Out of Denial and into the Streets
International Women's Day 2012
Saturday March 10 at 12 noon
Join Us-Protest- Speak Out!
Bring your Outrage!
Our voices must be heard
12 noon - Gather and rally at the Marilyn Monroe statue
Pioneer Plaza 401 N. Michigan Ave
12:30 - March to Holy Name Cathedral N. State and Superior
- End Pornography and Patriarchy:The Enslavement and Degradation of Women!
- Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
The Marilyn Monroe statue concentrates how women are personified as sex objects. The degradation of women is mainstream and in the public square. The statue has become a place for men to snap pictures of her crotch, leering at her underpants and exposed backside. It is sexual voyeurism and is part of the enslavement of women.
"At the same time (the Catholic Church) and 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."
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.
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