An open misogynist is the 45th President of the United States. Trump pledges to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade, sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, and to turn the clock back on women’s rights and empower misogyny in other ways.
But with increased oppression comes increased resistance. The Women's March on January 21st smashed expectations, with people taking to the streets in record numbers to resist Trump and his oppressive agendas. The resistance must not stop there. In order to be most effective in combatting women’s oppression, we need to understand where it comes from, the relationship of reproductive rights to the state and its economic structure, and what types of movements are most effective for defending women’s rights and ending women’s oppression altogether. This means mobilizing working class women of all races and rejecting corporate-friendly “power feminism” campaigns like Hillary Clinton’s. We are stronger when we fight together -- immigrant, Muslim, Black, white, LGBTQ, men, and women -- linking struggles that affect us all, so we can stand up to whatever the Republicans and Democrats throw our way.
Jessica Hansen-Weaver, a long-time ISO member from San Francisco will be presenting. There will be a discussion after the talk. All are welcome.
PSU, Smith Memorial Student Union Room 026
PLEASE NOTE: Childcare will be provided for this event in the Smith building by PSU's Little Vikings. Spots must be reserved in advance. Please contact Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 26th to reserve a spot!
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