- Category: Gainesville Women's Liberation (GWL)
When: Wednesday, Feb 10th, from 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Little Hall, Rm 119 at the University of Florida (map)
At the meeting we will discuss Kathie Sarachild's, The Power of History, pp. 13-24 (Sections I and II) from Redstockings' Feminist Revolution. We'll also have a report back on our Roe v. Wade benefit concert and continue planning on our upcoming showing of the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry.
- Category: Position Papers
Written by Nino, Outreach Chair of National Women’s Liberation – NY Chapter
As little girls, we exchanged stickers with our friends and tattooed them onto notebooks, desks, and walls; as women, we use them to push back against male supremacy. “This Oppresses Women” stickers, first printed in 1969 and now revived from the Redstockings Women’s Liberation Archive, provoke conversations on how women are misrepresented in advertisements and other media. This dialogue is important in continuing a women’s liberation movement that encourages the participation of everyday people. We believe that it is us everyday people who make positive social change—not the courts, media, or celebrities. The freedom women have now was won by movements of women organizing and fighting for change.
- Category: Abortion and Birth Control
By Jenny Brown
|Loretta Ross courtesy of lorettaross.com|
At an NWL conference in August 2014, African-American feminist organizer and theorist, Loretta Ross of SisterSong responded to the idea of women calling a birth strike for better conditions and what that would mean for African-American women.
Ross argued that established powers in the U.S. have, since the end of slavery, tried to reduce the number of births to African-American women through forced sterilization and its modern equivalents, like pushing dangerous long-lasting birth control such as Depo-Provera on young women of color. But, she said, racist reproductive oppression cannot be understood separately from white supremacist policies in all areas of U.S. life, from housing to welfare to health care to police murder to imprisonment. Her message was that these racist activities can’t be overturned if they’re seen as isolated, unrelated issues.
- Category: New York Women's Liberation
Consciousness Raising on Abortion/Birth Control Monthly Meeting
January 19th 7:30-9:30pm (*note new start time)
We'll be answering the following questions:
- What method of birth control [abortion, contraceptives, etc.] have you used? Why? Have you had difficulty accessing your choice of birth control? If a guy was involved, what role did he play?
- Have you ever had an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy scare? What happened? What role did the guy play?
- Did birth control in any way affect the sex or relationship? How?
More on how we use consciousness raising as a tool.
Location: The Commons in Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond, near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street A/C/G. You can also take the 2,3,4,5 to Nevins or the D,N,R to Atlantic-Pacific. Open to all women.