A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Thursday, July 3rd at 6PM
Where: Westlake Park, 4th & Pine
Event website: http://www.stoppatriarchy.org/protest-scotus-thurs-73.html
Take to the streets this Thursday in response to recent Supreme Court rulings that uphold the “freedoms” of religious fanatics and misogynists while reinforcing patriarchy and DEHUMANIZING women!
Hobby Lobby is a chain of about 500 stores run by the Green family in Oklahoma, Christian fundamentalists that refuses to offer birth control in their healthcare plan. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 IN FAVOR of Hobby Lobby, taking the stand that companies have no obligation to offer birth control coverage to their employees.
Just last Thursday the Supreme Court ruled UNANIMOUSLY that certain buffer zone laws that are meant to keep hateful fanatics at a distance from abortion clinics violate their freedom of speech (freedom to harass and shame women). So the buffer zones in Massachusetts are rendered invalid, and similar laws meant to protect women and clinics across the country are imperiled.
Stand together with others who are outraged at these decisions, to expose the patriarchal agenda of religious fundamentalism, raise awareness of what has happened in the last week, and publicly OPPOSE and fight to end this relentless war on women.