Thursday, March 22, 7:00pm
Radical Women public meeting
In "Abused & abandoned: Penn State opens window to sexual violence against boys and men," a Radical Women column published in the Freedom Socialist, writer Hilary Bowker maintains that the growing recognition of sexual abuse -- and its social stigma -- against males of all ages would be strengthened by a deeper feminist alliance between men and women, and by attacking its social roots. This featured discussion at the Radical Women meeting will evaluate the argument that while sexual violence is multifaceted, the treatment of females and children as private property is the central reason it occurs.
What do you think? Bring your ideas of what is needed to build a grassroots feminist movement that will fight for civil and human rights for all women, men and children.
A delicious dinner, with vegetarian option, will be served at 6:30 p.m. for an $8 donation. Everyone is welcome.
Gathering will be held at Solidarity Hall, 2122 W. Jefferson Blvd., off the 10 Freeway at Arlington, on bus lines #38 and 209. For more information or childcare (please call 5 days in advance) contact or email radicalwomenla (at) earthlink.net
Radical Women believes that the liberation of women is linked to the battle against all the burning injustices that define capitalism. When we work for the revolutionary transformation of capitalism into a socialist society, we work for a world in which all people may enjoy the right of full humanity and freedom from poverty, war, racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression. Socialism is a method of collective ownership, shared wealth, and democratic, workingclass rule that fosters cultural freedom and human emancipation. Socialism provides the material basis for women's emancipation. It frees full-time mothers (women) from the unpaid domestic labor that allows patriarchy and capitalism to flourish and it removes the profit motive that fuels women's second-class status and other divide-and-conquer bigotries. Radical Women is affiliated with the Freedom Socialist Party, where revolutionary feminist men and women collaborate on building a better world--starting now! For more information about the Freedom Socialist Party, and to get a socialist feminist viewpoint on topics of the day, please visit: www.socialism.com
I don't endorse socialism, but if we cannot have collaborative capitalism for social good, then we must explore other options. America is founded on the principles and values of equality, liberty and justice for all. Yet, reality is a far cry from the U.S. Constitution.
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