Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sat, 10/13, Boston, "March Against Rape Culture & Gender Inequality!"




RSVP on Facebook
Download Flyer


===

The Boston Feminists for Liberation is a group that aims to challenge the institutions that uphold rape culture and its intersections with racism, classism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia ageism, ableism, and all other forms of oppression. We are done with the powerful exploiting our labor, our bodies, and our lives. We are sick of the violence inherent in our culture. Rape, harassment and institutional harm have to go. We will no longer accept blame for the violence done to us. We will not accept austerity that puts the crimes of the rich on the backs of the poor. We deserve more than the narrow, binary forms of gender. We deserve better.

We will create a world worth living in. We will build streets where we can walk unafraid, we will create a just economic system and we will fight for our bodily autonomy. We will defend our reproductive rights, and stand up to all attacks on our body. This is a fight for our lives and a fight we will not stop.

What is rape culture?

Rape Culture is a society in which rape and sexual violence are normalized. Where rape is perpetuated by every aspect of our culture: in the media, the justice system, the prison industrial complex, our own government, music, advertising etc. Rape culture is victim shaming and blaming. It is 1 in 6 women being sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. Where 75% of all survivors are assaulted by someone they know.

How can I get I get involved?

Email bostonfeministsforliberation@gmail.com and ask to get on our listserv. Help us organize! We meet Tuesdays, 7:30pm at City Place food court near the Boylston Street T. Endorse, or help us promote the event. Come to our march! Share your ideas about how we can challenge sexism and gender oppression.

Twitter: @Feminists4Lib
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bostonfeminists4lib