When Girl Scouts are under attack for accepting transgendered members into their organization… When the GOP opposes the Violence Against Women Act because it protects “too many”… When a woman is deemed “unqualified” to testify at a hearing on contraception…
It’s time to STAND UP! FIGHT BACK!
On April 22nd, Occupy Sexism*, sponsored by the Rhode Island Anti-Sexism League, will be a day of action in effort to continue the dialogue around rape culture**, inspired the Slutwalk*** Toronto event of 2011, as well as carry the conversation one step further to address the many forms of sexism women, men, and persons of every gender face today.
Please join us for a day of speakers, rallying, and workshops that aim to bring awareness to and discuss way to fight back against; attacks on women and the GLBT community, reproductive rights, rape culture, sexual assault in the military, sexism in the Occupy movement, sex workers, and more.
*Although the event shares a similar name, this is not being put on by or directly connected to Occupy Providence, but rather the concept of occupying a space, idea, or concept in protest of it.
**Rape culture is a term or concept used to describe a culture in which rape and sexual violence are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media normalize, excuse, tolerate, or even condone sexual violence.
Have an idea for a speaker/workshop/chants/march route stop you’d like to see? Come to a meeting or e-mail us at email@example.com