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Bay Area: PROTEST 50 Shades of Grey

United States > Oakland > 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 > 2015-02-14 > 07:00 pm

About The Event

This V-day, come be part of a much needed "social intervention" against 50 Shades of Grey. Across the planet on Feb. 14th, people will take stand against violence against women. This year, Feb. 14 is the release date for 50 Shades of Grey, which is a dangerous romanticizing of domestic violence and abuse of women. Let's not let this day pass without a fight against the so-called "love story" that, in reality, actually perpetuates hatred and abuse of women. From the Stop Patriarchy flyer for the protest: STOP ROMANTICIZING WOMEN’S ENSLAVEMENT! START FIGHTING FOR WOMEN’S LIBERATION! On Valentine’s Day, couples and friends across the country will go to see the movie based on the bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey. This is NO GOOD; in fact it’s real bad. Fifty Shades of Grey is a tale of stalking, domestic violence, abuse, and torture, dressed up like a love story! Fuck that. Around the world: An epidemic of rape, gang-rape, "date" rape, rape porn, rape culture, is on the rise. Still with us or making a huge comeback: “honor” killings, acid attacks, genital mutilation, murder, forced motherhood (denying women the choice of abortion), forced sterilization (denying women the ability to get pregnant), forced marriages, coercion of every kind imaginable. All this, along with sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual exploitation, and sexual stigma teach women “their place.” The women of the world are already wearing the blood-soaked ropes and chains of patriarchy - so let’s break them off, not slap new ones on! Read more here: http://www.stoppatriarchy.org/50-shades-fuck-that.html

About The Organization

Stop Patriarchy

Stop Patriarchy is a group for everyone who wants to FIGHT to STOP the enslavement of women. Not politely lobby against it. Not grumble at the TV. Not simply post things on Twitter. And definitely not sit around waiting for those in power to “come to their senses.” It is also a movement for everyone who can be won to see the need for this – we are fighting aggressively to change minds and to grow and deepen and escalate until we succeed in changing everything!
More at: http://youtu.be/OH-ZtgIz57U

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