- Category: New York Women's Liberation
Reserve Third Tuesdays 7-9pm for our monthly meetings @ 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)
Next Meeting: Tues., July 21st, 7:00-9:00pm
#thisoppresseswomen stickers are popping up everywhere! Get your stack at our monthly meeting. Join us to discuss: what's next in the campaign? who benefits from sexist advertising? who pays? why are we still fighting this crap?
National Women's Liberation and Redstockings teamed up to recreate a vintage 1969 "This Oppresses Women" sticker, and have been distributing them to women at protests, their monthly meetings and other venues. The sticker went viral, and has been covered by press around the world.
- Category: Position Papers
By Jenny Brown
|Photo: Katya Powder/Instagram|
The feminist groups National Women’s Liberation and Redstockings have been getting lots of press—as far away as India—for vintage stickers they’re distributing that keep appearing on sexist ads in New York. Photos of altered ads are popping up all over the internet with the hashtag #thisoppresseswomen.
“Women are sick of being bombarded with advertisements that depict women only as sexual objects," Erin Mahoney of National Women's Liberation told The Huffington Post. "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.”
- Category: Events
As women of color, we are involved in various struggles for freedom and social justice. As a result we often find ourselves working with or in solidarity with white allies. Join the Women of Color Caucus for a meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss our experiences organizing in mixed-race groups or coalitions (successes, challenges, etc.). We will also be discussing the following readings:
- Feminism and Black Nationalism by Myrna Hill, April 2, 1971, The Militant, New York City.
- Coalition Politics: Turning the Century by Bernice Johnson Reagon, 1983, Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.
- Category: Press
NWL organizer Candi Churchill (pictured second from left) is quoted in the article below: “(Change is) not going to happen because we’re on the street corner one day,” she said. “We have to build a movement.”
From Alligator.org: Horns blared and engines revved Tuesday night on the corner of 13th Street and West University Avenue while protesters clustered on the corner of campus cheered.
The group gathered to protest a Senate bill that would require women to go through a 24-hour waiting period before getting an abortion.
The protest, which was co-sponsored by the National Organization for Women and National Women’s Liberation, lasted from 5 to about 6:45 p.m. (continue reading)