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Wear White for Women's Rights

Join women around the country and around the world for this visibility protest:
April 2, 2012
Apr 2 '12

triguenaista asked:

Why did you choose the color white?

Partially under inspiration from Leymah Gbowee’s peace movement in Liberia, partially from the original suffragist movements in the UK and the US, and partially because it can mean so many different things. Some of the interpretations are explored in this post.

Apr 2 '12

Pictures from the Staunton, VA meet-up.

Apr 2 '12
Apr 2 '12

erosum:

Gloria Steinem [x]

(Source: pipeschapman)

Apr 2 '12
American Shakespeare Center staff members in Staunton, Virginia, proudly wearing white for women’s rights!

American Shakespeare Center staff members in Staunton, Virginia, proudly wearing white for women’s rights!

Apr 2 '12
walksnfoxs:

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Christine, in Sandy Hook, Virginia!

walksnfoxs:

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Christine, in Sandy Hook, Virginia!

Apr 2 '12
From Lizzie Scarboro in Georgia.

From Lizzie Scarboro in Georgia.

Apr 2 '12
Apr 2 '12
Apr 2 '12
The Next Step
You’re up and about and wearing white — fantastic! So what next? Why not take the opportunity today to contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels, to let them know how you feel about women’s rights? Let them know that you’re watching their votes and that you will remember how they treat women come election time. Encourage them to stand with us, and thank the ones who already do. Most of all, just make the contact. Their job is to represent you. They should know how you feel.
Here’s our suggestion — edit at will, or write your own. A personal message is always best.

I am contacting you today in regards to women’s right that are currently coursing through our nation’s consciousness and raising extremely high levels of concern for all of us who value women’s freedom and the equanimity that should be as available to women as equality is to any subgroup of people.
The support of any of the bills currently in debate in congress about women’s rights, specifically but not limited to, reproductive rights, is the one of the most egregious acts of discrimination and sexism that I, one of your constitutes, have ever experienced.  I encourage you to fight against these bills, to stop allowing them any debate in session, and to definitely not let them pass into law.
I am sending you this email today to remind you: that women deserve honesty from their doctors - 100% of the time that a fetus’s life is not more important that the mother’s that state sanctioned rape is still rape and not ok that it is not ok to charge a mother with attempted murder for a miscarriage that it is not ok to force women to carry a stillborn baby to term that it is not ok to take away the funding of women to receive medical treatment to make a political point that it is not ok to fire a woman because she is taking a medicine you disagree with More over, I am writing you to remind you that I voted you in, and I can vote you out too. 
For these and many other reasons I am asking you to stop allowing laws to be introduced that restrict access of a single subset of people, in this case, women, into even the debate among the legislation of both state and country. Stop these bills before they start, and if you cannot, then stop them before they pass.  Thank you.

Find out how to contact your elected officials.

The Next Step

You’re up and about and wearing white — fantastic! So what next? Why not take the opportunity today to contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels, to let them know how you feel about women’s rights? Let them know that you’re watching their votes and that you will remember how they treat women come election time. Encourage them to stand with us, and thank the ones who already do. Most of all, just make the contact. Their job is to represent you. They should know how you feel.

Here’s our suggestion — edit at will, or write your own. A personal message is always best.

I am contacting you today in regards to women’s right that are currently coursing through our nation’s consciousness and raising extremely high levels of concern for all of us who value women’s freedom and the equanimity that should be as available to women as equality is to any subgroup of people.

The support of any of the bills currently in debate in congress about women’s rights, specifically but not limited to, reproductive rights, is the one of the most egregious acts of discrimination and sexism that I, one of your constitutes, have ever experienced.
I encourage you to fight against these bills, to stop allowing them any debate in session, and to definitely not let them pass into law.

I am sending you this email today to remind you:
that women deserve honesty from their doctors - 100% of the time

that a fetus’s life is not more important that the mother’s

that state sanctioned rape is still rape and not ok

that it is not ok to charge a mother with attempted murder
for a miscarriage

that it is not ok to force women to carry a stillborn baby to term

that it is not ok to take away the funding of women to receive medical treatment to make a political point

that it is not ok to fire a woman because she is taking a medicine you disagree with

More over, I am writing you to remind you that I voted you in, and I can vote you out too.

For these and many other reasons I am asking you to stop allowing laws to be introduced that restrict access of a single subset of people, in this case, women, into even the debate among the legislation of both state and country. Stop these bills before they start, and if you cannot, then stop them before they pass.

Thank you.

Find out how to contact your elected officials.