This International Women's Day, 2013, join us in the streets to say:
We refuse to accept a world which enslaves and degrades half of humanity simply because they are born female. We are done turning our heads and making excuses. We are done swallowing the daily insults and abuses. We are done blaming ourselves and/or each other. We are done choking on our rage. We dare to confront this war on women head-on, without fear and without compromise.
We will start LOUDLY and BOLDLY at Broadway & Columbus in North Beach, where women are commodified, sold, and used at the strip clubs, porn stores and on the street. Then we will MARCH through San Francisco, take back the night in the name of women everywhere, and CALL OUT the institutions of patriarchy, in all forms - no matter how normalized they have become.
Only through mass, ferocious, political struggle can we begin turn the tide, and we won’t stop until we create a world where women can walk the earth free of fear of rape or violence from men, a world where women participate fully and equally in every realm together with men, a world where being born female is no longer condemnation to a life of abuse and shame.
For International Women's Day 2013, through our mass public actions around the country – joining with women and men around the world – we will make it known: there is a new movement taking hold, a movement you have to join, a movement that will not stop until all the chains that bind women have been shattered forever.
RISE UP with the WOMEN OF THE WORLD!