Exciting Plans for International Women's Day Protest and Program: Sat., March 10th
End Pornography and Patriarchy:
The Enslavement and Degradation of Women!
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
Fight for the Emancipation of Women All
Over the World
[Promotional flyers available below to download, print and distribute. Or pick up copies at Revolution Books. Spread the word!]
Saturday, March 10th, 12 Noon
Celebrate International Women's Day
Protest and Car Caravan
throughout Los Angeles
12 Noon - Rally at Her Clinic, 2502 S Figueroa St. (& Adams)
Support abortion providers. March 10th is Abortion Provider Appreciation Day! Oppose the anti-woman, anti-abortion picketers who harass women at this clinic. 2011
saw the largest spate of legal restrictions on abortion since Roe v.
Wade in 1973. ALL THIS MUST BE STOPPED! Fetuses are not babies. Women
are not incubators. Abortion is not murder.
2 PM - The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, 3424 Wilshire Blvd. (1 block east of Normandie) The
Catholic Church's approach to women, gender, science and sexuality -
like that of many religions - is a Dark Ages disaster! The
Pope has condemned condoms (causing millions of HIV/AIDs deaths). The
Church condemns homosexuality and insists that "divorce is a sin" (contributing to women staying in abusive marriages). Recently, Catholic Bishops urged "non-compliance" with new regulations requiring health insurance to cover birth control!
4 PM - Hustler Store, 8920 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood.
the brutality against women in the name of free speech! 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. This is NOT society becoming more comfortable with sex.
This is society becoming saturated with the sexualized degradation of
women. 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!
Click on the flyers below (front and back pages of protest flyer and flyer on evening event at
Revolution Books) to download, print and distribute. Help spread the word!
And after the protest / car caravan:
Saturday, March 10th - 6 PM
International Women's Day program
and fundraiser at Revolution Books
$10 at the door
are living in a time of great danger-a time when the lives of women the
planet over are under unrelenting assault. We are also living at the
first time in human history when it is possible to not only dream but
fight to realize a whole new world where all of humanity can flourish;
to lift, finally and once and for all, the veil and heavy weight of
women's oppression and bring about a liberating new day, for people
need a revolution! A revolution that takes the full emancipation of
women as a cornerstone. A revolution that unleashes the fury of women as
a mighty force, and that grasps how central this question is to uprooting and abolishing all exploitation, oppression and degrading
social relations, and the ideas that go along with them, among human
beings as a whole, all over the world.
the revolutionary society in China was reversed, women held up half the sky and the world saw the most gender neutrality ever. Today there is
no longer the need for women's role in society to be dictated by their
biological role in childbearing. There is no longer the need for
humanity to be hemmed in by patriarchal traditions and oppressive
religious morality. This is as insane, as it is cruel, as it is utterly unnecessary.
WE DECLARE: NO MORE!
From the Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America (Draft Proposal): Article III, Section 3. Eradicating the Oppression of Women
New Socialist Republic of North America gives the highest priority not
only to establishing and giving practical effect to full legal equality
for women - and to basic rights and liberties that are essential for the emancipation of women, such as reproductive freedom, including the right to abortion as well as birth control - but also to the increasing, and increasingly unfettered, involvement of women, equally with men, in
every sphere of society, and to propagating and popularizing the need
for and importance of uprooting and overcoming all remaining expressions
and manifestations of patriarchy and male supremacy, in the economic
and social relations and in the realms of politics, ideology and
culture, and to promote the objective of fully emancipating women and
the pivotal role of the struggle for this emancipation in the overall transformation of this society and the world as a whole."
cannot break all the chains, except
one. You cannot say you want to be
of exploitation and oppression, except
you want to keep the
women by men. You can't say you want
to liberate humanity
yet keep one half
of the people enslaved to the other half.
oppression of women is completely
bound up with the division of society
into masters and slaves, exploiters and exploited, and the
ending of all
such conditions is impossible without the
complete liberation of women.
All this is why women have a
tremendous role to play not only in making
revolution but in
making sure there is all-the-way revolution. The fury
can and must be fully unleashed as a mighty force for
- - BAsics from the talks and writings of Bob Avakian, 3:22