Lina Thorne

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Sunsara Taylor Calls on You to Support International Women’s Day 2012 


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Abortion Providers Save Women’s Lives

stoppatriarchy:

Abortion Providers Save Women’s Lives

More than ten years ago now, at the beginning of the month of September 2011, I was preparing to go to DC to participate in what was expected to be powerful and significant demonstrations against…

Yes, we are the 99% and yes we are screwed by the 1% - but we are also living in the empire, and must take responsibility for the crimes carried out in our names. In doing this we regain our own humanity.

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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 women’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 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. Doctors are killed. Women who seek abortion – or even birth control – are stigmatized. 2011 has seen the largest spate of legal restrictions on abortion since Roe V. Wade in 1973. Women who are not virgins or who do not choose to become mothers are shamed.

ALL THIS MUST BE STOPPED!

Women are not objects. Women are not things to be used for the sexual pleasure of men NOR are they breeders of children. WOMEN ARE HUMAN BEINGS CAPABLE OF FULL EQUALITY IN EVERY REALM!
 
It is long past time that this new generation stand up, reject and RESIST this culture of rape and pornography, this culture that shames women for enjoying sex or for having an abortion.

  • RESIST THE CULTURE OF RAPE AND PORNOGRAPHY – Join us in protest at strip clubs, porn distributors, and places that profit in the trade in women’s flesh.
  • STAND UP FOR ABORTION RIGHTS – Defend the clinics that provide abortions during the “40 Days for Life” from Sept. 28 to Nov. 6. Fetuses are not babies. Women are not incubators. Abortion is not murder.

Contact stoppatriarchy@gmail.com with your questions, comments, ideas, and interest in getting involved. Get flyers to hand out, bring a speaker to your campus, ask your toughest questions. The future of women depends on YOU!

Our purpose is NOT to lobby for new legislation to ban pornography (“decency laws” have always served to further repress homosexuality, boundary-challenging art, and scientific sex education). We oppose the criminalization of women in the sex industry. Our mission is to challenge the new generation in particular to reject this culture of rape and pornography, to resist the shaming of women who have sex and/or abortions, to wage fierce cultural and political resistance to wake others up, and to bring forward a liberating culture that celebrates the full equality and liberation of women.

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Momentum is building for a beautiful gathering of abortion rights supporters in Germantown, MD (near Washington, DC) July 31-August 7!

Watch and spread this video of Dr. LeRoy Carhart calling…

Summer of Trust – Summer Celebration of Choice

Momentum is building for a beautiful gathering of abortion rights supporters in Germantown, MD (near Washington, DC) July 31-August 7!

Watch and spread this video of Dr. LeRoy Carhart calling on supporters to come out for a Summer Celebration of Choice: We are all especially excited about the Kick-Off Walk, and encourage all activists to join. The walk is also a fundraiser to support the Abortion Access Fund, which enables women who often travel very long distances to obtain crucially needed and lifesaving abortions.

The National Organization for Women had its annual conference June 23-25 in Tampa, Florida. There, the members passed a resolution of support for both the Summer Celebration of Choice and the Summer of Trust. Thank you to the inspiring leaders and the dedicated members of NOW, and we hope to see you all in Germantown this summer!

Get involved, spread the word, and make your plans to attend now!

Download PDF of this call to action as a flier. Facebook: Summer of Choice and Summer of Trust
Twitter: @summeroftrust and@summerofchoice
Dr. Carhart’s site: summerofchoice.com
Grassroots activists mobilizing site: summeroftrust.com

Watch Dr. Carhart’s invitation to come to Germantown:

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This is a moment for sober reflection. How did we get to this point and what do we do now?

HR3, the most extreme anti-abortion federal bill yet, just passed the House of Representatives and…

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Why Abortion is Moral

All of the arguments against abortion boil down to six specific questions. The first five deal with the nature of the zygote-embryo-fetus growing inside a woman’s womb. The last one looks at the morality of the practice. These questions are:

  1. Is it alive?

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