- Category: New York Women's Liberation
Women, are you sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women as sexual objects? That use our bodies to sell products? That embolden men to disrespect us? That tell us we are not worthy unless we conform to unrealistic, sexist, racist, and unhealthy beauty standards?
So are we! Join us and fight back. Attend our next meeting on Tues June 16th at 7pm.
When: Tuesday, June 16th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: 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. Map.
National Women's Liberation and Redstockings recently teamed up to re-create the vintage 1969 "This Oppresses Women" sticker for slapping on sexist ads. The sticker is one of the "1960s gems" from the Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives for Action. Help us plan a zap action using the stickers this summer.
The sticker was an outgrowth of our joint 10 week class, "Building Women's Liberation Now: Gems from the 1960s and Beyond for Radical Feminist Theory & Action Today." Through consciousness-raising, women testified about being fed up with men who feel entitled to harass us on the street, tell us to smile, and/or comment on our appearance. From there we dug deeper, investigating the connection between street harassment and what corporate forces gain through the sexualization and exploitation of women in advertising plastered all over our public spaces. This summer we plan to raise consciousness publicly.