- Category: Gainesville Women's Liberation (GWL)
Join us for our first meeting of the semester and learn about the #thisoppresseswomen sticker campaign and how you can get involved with National Women's Liberation.
When: Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Anderson Hall, Rm. 117 at University of Florida (1507 W. University Ave. 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. The sticker went viral, and has been covered by press around the world. Get your stack at the meeting and help to plan next steps in the campaign.
- Category: New York Women's Liberation
In our August 18th meeting we will discuss NWL's founding statement "What We Want, What We Believe." Please read the statement and join us to discuss:
What resonates with you? What do you disagree with? How can we rebuild a strong women's liberation movement that will put male chauvinism on the run again?
- 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: 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.