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|International Women's Day - March against sites of the war on women!|
|Date||Saturday March 08|
|Time||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
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|Saint Mary's Cathedral, on Geary & Gough|
|StopPatriarchyBayArea [at] gmail.com|
We start at St. Mary's, where the anti-abortion and anti-gay patriarch Archbishop Cordileone presides; this is a concentration of the Catholic Church's oppressive political agenda and view of women as less than human. We will march from there to Mitchell Brothers Theater, an old and "well-established" strip club where women are objectified, their bodies are sold as commodities, and male entitlement to women's bodies is celebrated. Between the pope and pornographer, there is no fundamental difference! Both reduce women to objects, and we will be there to say loudly and defiantly, we CAN and MUST do better than a world where half of humanity is systematically used and abused just because they were born female. Stop the war on women!Added to the calendar on Saturday Feb 8th, 2014 2:40 AM
Stand up - Speak out - Protest - March!
• End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement & Degradation of Women!
• Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!
• Fight for the Liberation of Women All Over the World!
Abortion rights are in a state of emergency! 203 new restrictions to abortion were passed in the last three years. Five states have only one abortion clinic left. Anti-woman bigots harass women at abortion clinics across the country. 97% of rural counties have no abortion providers. Upcoming court rulings threaten to close dozens more clinics nation-wide. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement!
Meanwhile, women are slammed backwards in every realm: from the mainstreaming of violent and degrading pornography to the global epidemic of rape, from a culture that celebrates pimping to the shaming of women who choose to have sex, and from the sexual enslavement of millions of women and girls in the sex industry to the widespread celebration of Pope Francis while he has changed nothing of church doctrine that enslaves and humiliates women and LGBT people.
Take to the streets this International Women's Day. Through our public resistance we will expose the illegitimacy of this whole war on women and put the woman-haters on notice that we will not sit silently by. We will express our outrage and bring alive a culture of defiance and liberation. We will wake up and rally forth many thousands more, refusing to stop until we win.
The future of women is at stake. Which side are YOU on?