- Category: New York Women's Liberation
Join National Women's Liberation and Redstockings for an action to raise consciousness about street and workplace harassment, sexist advertising and the connection between them.
When: Saturday, February 7th, Noon-2
Where: Outside American Apparel, 704 Broadway, just north of West 4th Street, New York, NY (see on map)
Call on men to stop harassing women and to speak up when they see other men harassing women. Let's call out ad-makers for using imagery that oppresses women and men for falling for it. Come fight with us! We'll be picketing and handing out flyers in front of American Apparel, a company which is notorious for objectifying women in their advertisements.
"This oppresses women" sticker, Redstockings, 1969. More from the Redstockings Archives for Action at www.redstockings.org.
- Category: Actions and Events
Join us for our next Women of Color Caucus Meeting, Sat., February 21, 2015 at noon. We will be holding a consciousness-raising meeting in Gainesville, Florida and New York City at locations to be determined. We will be discussing our experiences with violence by answering the following questions:
When have you been physically or verbally threatened or experienced violence against you (i.e. from men, from police, etc.)? Did you fight back in some way? Why or why not? What happened? What role did race play, if any? What role did sex play, if any?
The Women of Color Caucus (WOCC) is an organizing think tank composed of women of color associated with National Women's Liberation (NWL). We believe that women of color involved in women's liberation must also meet separately from white women in order to address problems specifically affecting women of color. For more information, visit us online.
- Category: Actions
Tell the Food and Drug Administration: Side with Women and Girls, Not Drug Companies. Put All Forms of the Morning-After Pill Over the Counter.
In June 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally put Plan B One-Step® over the counter without any restrictions. The FDA did this in response to the Tummino v. Hamburg federal court decision in April 2013 which was pushed forward by a decade of grassroots feminist pressure.
The FDA’s action could have brought the U.S. in line with the scientific evidence and over 60 countries around the world that have no age restrictions on the Morning-After Pill.