SILENT NO MORE!
There is a WAR ON WOMEN.
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"We know that the body count of battered women – three to four women killed every day – never makes the front page. We know it’s easier not to consider the crushed spirits and ravaged bodies of the trafficked women who are locked inside the “massage parlors” we walk past. We know it’s degrading to consider how many of the men we interact with get off on depictions of women being “throat-fucked” til they gag. We know it's a lot of energy to respond every time a religious fascist insists women “keep their legs closed” and be forced to bear children against their will. We know it is so painful to confront that most people—including most progressive people —have learned to accept and to live with this escalating hatred of women..."
-from Why I am Marching Against Religious Patriarchs & Why You Should Join Me, by Sunsara Taylor
Read more about this project HERE.
As part of Take Patriarchy By Storm, we created a banner that grows, as people add their personal stories. We now have banners in New York, Seattle, and the Bay Area. We are also collecting stories online. Part of the war on women is a deep sense of isolation and shame, which reinforces self-blame.
When people don’t know statistics like 1 in every 4 women in this country are raped at least once in their lifetime, it is easy for women to think they did something wrong, feel ashamed, and unable to understand or fight the institutions, advocates, and vendors of violence against women. As this grows, it is building a wall against the false rationale that women are to blame for the WAR ON WOMEN.