End Pornography and Patriarchy:

BAsics, the handbook for the revolution

A Declaration: For Women's Liberation and the Emancipation of All Humanity

A Declaration:
For Women's Liberation and the Emancipation of All Humanity

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Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution

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It is a striking fact—which is starkly evident in the U.S. now—that, in comparison to what is done to women, there is no other group in society that is so systematically reviled and defiled in a way that has become acceptable (or widely accepted in any case) as a significant part of “mainstream” life and culture, as happens in a concentrated way through pornography and the extremely demeaning and degrading images and messages about women it massively and pervasively purveys (with the Internet a major focus and vehicle for this), including pornography’s extensive portrayal of sadistic and violent sexual domination of women...

I began the “Revolution” talk with “They’re Selling Postcards of the Hanging,” reviewing the ugly history of the lynching of Black people in America and the way in which celebration of this became a cultural phenomenon in the U.S., with the selling of picture postcards of these lynchings a major expression of this—often including smiling and leering crowds of white people surrounding the murdered and mutilated body of a Black man. In a recent exchange, a comrade emphasized this profoundly important and compelling point: Today, the way in which pornography depicts women—the displaying of women in a degraded state for the titillation of viewers—including the grotesque brutality and violence against women which is involved in much of this, is the equivalent of those “Postcards of the Hanging.” It is a means through which all women are demeaned and degraded. 

Bob Avakian
Unresolved Contradictions,
Driving Forces for Revolution


Look at all these beautiful children who are female in the world. And in addition to all the other outrages which I have referred to, in terms of children throughout the slums and shantytowns of the Third World, in addition to all the horrors that will be heaped on them—the actual living in garbage and human waste in the hundreds of millions as their fate, laid out before them, yes, even before they are born—there is, on top of this, for those children who are born female, the horror of everything that this will bring simply because they are female in a world of male domination. And this is true not only in the Third World. In “modern” countries like the U.S. as well, the statistics barely capture it: the millions who will be raped; the millions more who will be routinely demeaned, deceived, degraded, and all too often brutalized by those who are supposed to be their most intimate lovers; the way in which so many women will be shamed, hounded and harassed if they seek to exercise reproductive rights through abortion, or even birth control; the many who will be forced into prostitution and pornography; and all those who—if they do not have that particular fate, and even if they achieve some success in this “new world” where supposedly there are no barriers for women—will be surrounded on every side, and insulted at every moment, by a society and a culture which degrades women, on the streets, in the schools and workplaces, in the home, on a daily basis and in countless ways.

BAsics 1:10

Prepare the ground, prepare the people, and prepare the vanguard—get ready for the time when millions can be led to go for revoution, all-out, with a real chance to win.

Women are full human beings

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Previous articles, campaigns, reports


From Stop Patriarchy

ALERT! On October 14 Supreme Court Ruling

The fate of women throughout the state of Texas, the futures of the courageous abortion providers who have struggled to keep their clinic doors open, and the direction of this fight for women's right to abortion and reproductive freedom across the country are still at stake. Now is not the time for complacency. It is time to step up! Read more

Reflections and Lessons from the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride—Respondent #1

October 13, 2014. It is more critical than ever that the lessons and the accomplishments of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride be built upon and that truly mass independent political resistance be built to STOP this war on women. In this light, Stop Patriarchy is sharing excerpts from the questionnaires that the Riders filled out reflecting on their experiences. Read more

Federal Court Gives Green Light to Extreme Anti-Abortion Law in Texas

This Must Be Opposed Right Now!

October 6, 2014. Read more

Emergency in Texas poster

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Some Points of Orientation, Principle, and Method Regarding the Accusations Against Bill Cosby

December 18, 2014.

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From A World To Win News Service:

Tuğçe Albayrak—A heroic and inspirational act

December 22, 2014.

In the bathroom at a McDonald’s in Offenbach, Germany on the evening of November 15, two teenage girls were screaming for help. A 22-year-old German-born student of Turkish origin, Tuğçe Albayrak, heard their cries and alone rushed to their aid. She found several men harassing the two young girls and stopped them. Read more

Every Year Droves of Anti-Abortion Fanatics Mobilize on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade...


December 5, 2014

by Sunsara Taylor.
Each year on the anniversary of the legalization of abortion in this country, tens—perhaps hundreds—of thousands of people descend on Washington, DC and San Francisco to stand in public opposition to women's right to abortion. They call themselves the March for “Life,” but what do these marches really stand for? What is the view of women they are promoting? What role are they playing in the larger political and legal landscape of escalating assault on women's right to abortion? And how must those of us who care about abortion rights and women's lives respond? Read more

This January 22

WE FIGHT BACK! Abortion On Demand and Without Apology! Act, Witness, Defend, Protect!

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Sunsara Taylor:
"How does anybody think it’s possible to out-socialize the institutions of this entire system without revolution?”

In the immediate wake of the Ray Rice/NFL scandal, this video clip of Sunsara Taylor's comments at a 2013 panel discussion has been picked up and re-blogged at many sites, and her comments remain timely today. Read more and watch the clip

Unleashing the Fury of Women at the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Celebrations Nationwide

September 29, 2014. In recent weeks in cities across the country (Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Chicago, and New York City), celebrations have been held to welcome back the courageous Abortion Rights Freedom Riders. These are over two dozen volunteers—ages 17 to 71—who put their lives on hold, traveled to Texas, and braved the blazing August heat, brutality and arrest, attack not only from anti-abortion forces but also from some very vicious "pro-choice" forces, to resist the greatest round of abortion clinic closures to hit a single state since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973. Read more

A Report from a Rider on the Los Angeles Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Celebration

Break the Chains!  Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!

September 29, 2014. Read more

Cecily McMillan: “Bring voices back to those who have had their voices taken away”

October 6, 2014. A talk given by Cecily McMillan at the August 2, 2014, New York City kick-off meeting for the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. She had recently gotten out of Rikers Island prison after serving 58 days for an Occupy Wall Street case in which she was attacked and sexually abused by the NYPD. Read more

Societal Abuse of Women—One Day, One Section, New York Times

September 22, 2014. Read more

In a World of Rape and Violence Against Women: Bringing Out Revolution and the Leadership of Bob Avakian

September 15, 2014. This correspondence addresses overall lessons in going out broadly into all streams of society and bringing out the need for revolution and the leadership of Bob Avakian, and it speaks in important ways to the question of violence against women and where it comes from, questions that are—or need to be—debated out and acted upon even more fully in the wake of the video of Ray Rice knocking Janay Palmer unconscious. Read more

1 in 3 women poster

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A powerful new artistic work by Alice Walker


September 15, 2014. For the Month of Resistance: A poem dedicated to Carl Dix and Cornel West. Read more

Stop Patriarchy Protester: Don't Give Up the Fight for Abortion Rights

September 15. I protested because I feel responsible to act on what I know to be true. The closure of abortion clinics nationwide must be stopped because without the right to decide for themselves when and whether to have a child, women cannot be free. Read more

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency

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Abortion rights fact sheetFact sheet from Stop Patriarchy:

Did you know?

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster

Updated August 31, 2014

It is urgent that everyone act now to stop this war on women. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement.

Right now: Women across the country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort using dangerous methods. Many more are forced to give birth to unwanted children and are trapped in abusive relationships, driven (deeper) into poverty, or are separated at birth from a baby they can’t care for. This is the future for all women if these attacks are not resisted and defeated!

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Stop Patriarchy Organizer's Kit

An important resource features 13 simple things that people can do—on their own or with others—to have a real impact in building this fight, along with step-by-step breakdowns of how to go about each of these things. And it encourages and provides a way for people to stay in touch with the movement, raising questions, making suggestions, and sharing and popularizing advanced experience across the country. Get started today

Project Censored Radio Show

Why Even "Left Wing" Media Censored the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

September 15, 2014. Rush transcript from the September 2, 2014 Project Censored Radio Show hosted by Mickey Huff and Dr. Peter Phillips (which airs on the progressiveradionetwork.com out of New York City). Sunsara Taylor is from StopPatriarchy.org and revcom.us and Dennis Trainor is from Acronym TV.

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On the imprisonment of Jennifer Whalen:

This is not the first time women have been condemned to prison for protecting themselves or their loved ones. THIS MUST STOP NOW!

Posted September 19, 2014. Read more.


Judge Rules Against Further Abortion Clinic Closures in Texas

A statement from StopPatriarchy.org and the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

August 29, 2014. Read more

A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP)

To all those who truly do want to see an end to the outrages and abuses coming down on people... and to the slanderers, the haters, the opportunists, and worse. Read more

Every Hour, Every Minute, Every Fifteen Seconds: Violence Against Women

September 15, 2014. Read more

An Incident on the Train

September 22, 2014. Read more

Stop Patriarchy and Pink House Defenders

5th Circuit Court, New Orleans

NPR Interviews Stop Patriarchy during first day of court appeal on HB2

Posted September 18, 2014. Read more

"No Solutions" in Gender Studies—One Solution for Humanity

September 15, 2014. Read more

That Look: The Final Day of the Week of Defiance

Posted September 6, 2014. I got the call outside of Governor Rick Perry's mansion on Friday, August 29. It was nearly 5 pm. The clock had ticked incredibly slowly that day, and there we were, for the seventh time, at the culmination of weeks of struggle, protest, and exposure. The person on the other end of the phone said, "The judge ruled. He blocked the law. The clinics won't close on Monday, but the Attorney General is going to appeal it." I felt a combination of cautious relief and determination. Read more

On Bob Avakian: Far-Sighted Revolutionary Leadership vs. Gutter-Level Wrecking and Disregard for the Truth

Response from Sunsara Taylor to the unprincipled attacks on BA. Posted August 18, 2014. Read more

Percolation from a Reader:

Some Thoughts Preparing to Head out on the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

August 24. Read more

Supreme Court Brings Back the 1950s, Allows Corporations to Deny Birth Control Coverage

by Sunsara Taylor

As a result of the Supreme Court decision on Monday, June 30, women across this country can now be denied the ability to safely and affordably prevent unplanned pregnancies because of the Dark Ages religious beliefs of their employers. Read more

Protesting the Supreme Court Decision: They're Coming for Our Birth Control!

Reports and photos from some of the protests following the June 30 Supreme Court decision. Read more

8/27/14 Flash: Sunsara Taylor & 4 Other Abortion Rights Freedom Riders Arrested in Austin, TX

August 27. Sunsara Taylor and four other members of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas 2014, were arrested on Wednesday, August 27, in Austin, Texas. Sunsara and other Freedom Riders courageously marched into the middle of Guadalupe St., bordering the campus of the University of Texas where 50,000 or so students just started class this week. When the Freedom Riders boldly went across Guadalupe St., a chaotic, swirling scene quickly disrupted the normalcy of business as usual as far as the eye could see. Read more

August 25 - September 1
Week of Defiance

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014: GROUND ZERO TEXAS

Message to Ferguson from Chicago Slutwalk

Chicago: Slutwalk Connects with Fighters in Ferguson

On Saturday, August 23, in Chicago close to 1,000 people came out to Slutwalk 2014.
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Correspondence from Chicago Revolution Club:

Women Are Not Bitches, Ho's, or Punching Bags… Women Are Full Human Beings

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August 9th-10th

Break ALL the Chains! Celebrations

Photos, Videos and Testimonials from Cultural Celebrations… Dinners… Picnics Across the Country, Hosted by BA Everywhere

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At the Heart of Celebrating Break ALL the Chains: A New Palm Card—BAsics 3:22

“You cannot break all the chains, except one...”

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From the Stop Patriarchy blog

Scientific Sex Ed

Posted August 17, 2014. While talking to people in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas a man started yelling at us from across the street, “Close your legs! Close your legs! Close your legs!” …..this is not the first time we have heard this sentiment, and these kind of comments. Across the country, from NYC, to Wichita, and now in Texas, we’ve heard this kind of argument against abortion. Things like “Women gotta be ready to have the baby every time they have sex” or “If you make a mistake, if you have sex, you have to suffer the consequences!” FUCK all that. Read more

Supreme Court Greenlights Cruel Hateful Intimidation of Women

In its decision June 26 banning sidewalk buffer zones outside abortion clinics—areas around clinic entrances where anti-abortion protesters are not allowed—the Supreme Court of the U.S. said that these zones impeded the rights of those who wish to “engage in personal, caring, consensual conversations with women about various alternatives.” Read more

Three Lessons on the Anniversary of Wendy Davis's Filibuster of Anti-Abortion Restrictions

by Sunsara Taylor

In many cities across Texas, celebrations are being organized on July 25 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davis's filibuster of the anti-abortion bill SB5. Read more

Check It Out

Obvious Child

The new film by Gillian Robespierre, which bills itself as "An Abortion Comedy," is a breath of fresh air and a lot of fun. Read more

Room to Breathe: Breaking the Chains, Unleashing the Imagination, and Taking Responsibility for a World Without Patriarchy

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Stop Patriarchy Makes a Splash at Warped Tour in Houston!

The Warped Tour is a music festival touring the U.S. this summer. Check out this video of images from the Stop Patriarchy booth—including on-the-spot statements of support for the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.

Abortion factsheet poster Read online | Download JPG for web.

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Interview with Sunsara Taylor

"The right to abortion is hanging by a thread"

"Right now in this country, it is no exaggeration to say that the right to abortion is hanging by a thread. In many places it’s out of the reach of women’s ability to access safely or affordably or at all. And the momentum and the trajectory of the restrictions, of the stigma, of the laws that have been passed are such that the closure of clinics, the closure of access, the terror against abortion providers is escalating. And the future for all women’s ability to access abortion is really being determined right now, it’s really at stake." Read more

On the Santa Barbara Mass Killings:

How Long Will Women Face Violence, Terror, Rape and Oppression?


by Sunsara Taylor

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Reflections on “#YesAllWomen”

by T. Redtree

The spring 2014 school year wound down with a mounting number of female students coming forward to testify about their experience with campus rape and to protest the callous failure of universities to acknowledge and address this. Then last week Elliot Rodger unleashed his murdering retribution against women, which also took the lives of four male students in Isla Vista, California. Read more

UCSB, Feminism and Porn

by Gail Dines

I have been a radical feminist for as long as I can remember. As I witness the marginalization of radical feminism in the cultural discourse, in publishing, and in women’s studies programs, I see the feminist movement I once loved become powerless to explain what is happening to women—especially the horrific levels of violence against women. This failure has reached a new level following the massacre by Elliot Rodger of students at UC Santa Barbara. Read more

Reports from: #YesAllWomen—From the Tweets into the Streets!

Updated June 7. Speak-outs, rallies, and protests were held in cities including Isla Vista, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Portland. We are posting readers' reports as they come in. Read more

“Human Nature” and the Santa Barbara Killings

from a reader

The blatantly woman-hating killings in Santa Barbara and the widespread outrage in response have shined a light on the misogyny that permeates the culture as a whole. There is a toxic strain about “human nature” in the internet circles which influenced Elliot Rodger’s deadly rage towards all women. Read more

Speaking Out About the Santa Barbara Mass Murder

Various Voices from the Movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women, posted on the Stop Patriarchy blog

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Watch the Abortion Rights Emergency Action Webcast Here

from Stop Patriarchy • Friday, April 11

Recording of webcast streamed Friday, April 11, 7 pm EDT

Watch video of April 11 program in San Francisco

Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency

On April 11, a "Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency" at the Women's Building in San Francisco’s Mission District, brought together professors, providers, artists, activists, the voices of women from both pre and post Roe v. Wade generations, and an audience of 60 people. Speakers included Dr. Malcolm Potts, an eminent reproductive scientist and scholar who has done extensive work in the Third World; Kelly Hammargren, curator of a recent prestigious art show about abortion rights and abortion stories; Somer Loen, president of SF NOW; Rachel Martin, history professor; Alexandria Petersburg, a Stop Patriarchy leader; and others. Watch the video

Revolution Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson

"Chasing the Abortion"

Updated May 16, 2014. Recently, Revolution/revcom.us had the opportunity to interview Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the four heroic abortion providers in the U.S. who openly provide much-needed third trimester abortions. Previously we published the beginning part of the interview, where she discusses what people need to know about the importance of and need for third-trimester abortions. The full interview is now available here. Read more

White House Calls 1 in 5 College Women Raped “Complex” and Calls for More Surveys
Actually, It's Very Simple: We Need Revolution!

by Sunsara Taylor. At the end of April, the White House announced with much fanfare the results of a 90-day investigation into sexual assault on college campuses. Read more

Sexual Assault Running Rampant in the U.S. Military: Not a Deviation from "Military Values"—Right in Line with Patriarchy!

Any military is a concentration of the world it is fighting for. While some may say that the rampant abuse and violation of the bodies, minds, and reputations of female soldiers is somehow in conflict with the values of the U.S. military, in fact the opposite is true. The role of this military is to enforce and extend to all corners of the earth what that power is actually all about, including patriarchy, the systemic enslavement and domination of women by men. Read more

New York, April 12April 11-12:

Powerful Actions to Respond to the Abortion Rights Emergency

Hundreds took part in speak-outs and protests organized by the movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Cleveland to respond to the intensifying abortion rights emergency.
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San Francisco, April 12, 2014. Photo: Special to Revolution» San Francisco, April 11 & 12: "The Blood of Women Is on THEIR Hands!"
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» Confronting the Abortion Rights Emergency in LA
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» Pledging to RESIST the War on Women in Seattle
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San Francisco, April 12» The Pledge to Defend Abortion Rights and Defeat the War on Women was read by groups of people at these actions.

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Marge Piercy Speaks Out About Her Illegal Abortion and the Importance of Abortion Rights

Recorded to be part of the Emergency Speakout for Abortion Rights on April 11, 2014 at Advent Lutheran Church in New York City, 7pm EDT and webcast nationally.

“The energy of hate in that place was palpable...”

Susan Cahill speaks out after the destruction of her Montana family clinic, which provided abortions

On March 3, All Families Healthcare, a Montana clinic that provides abortions, was so severely vandalized that it has been forced to close down indefinitely. This took place against a backdrop of the most relentless escalation of restrictions against abortion and clinic closures since Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion 41 years ago. Across the country, the right and ability to access abortion hangs by a thread. Sunsara Taylor speaks with Susan Cahill, the owner and advanced-level clinician who provided abortions and other services at the family clinic. Read more

Major Step in Further Breaking Down Separation of Church and State:

Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Prayer in Town Meetings

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 5 that it is constitutional for legislative bodies to begin their meetings with religious prayers. This ruling overturned an appeals court decision against an upstate New York town council that had started every meeting with a ceremonious prayer—in almost every instance, an overtly Christian prayer. Read more

Hearne, Texas: Cop Murders 93-Year-Old Woman

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Boko Haram, Campus Rape, AND REVOLUTION

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The Boston Women's Conference: What Interests Are Served by Trying to Shut Down Revolution

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Sunsara Taylor on Abortion Rights Emergency Actions April 11 & 12, 2014

bloody coat hangerAbortion Rights Emergency!

National Speak-outs/Webcast and PROTESTS
April 11 & 12th

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. WE MUST ACT TO STOP THIS NOW!

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Clinic Closures, Terror, and the True Emergency Facing Abortion Rights

It's WORSE Than You Think—We Must Act to Stop It NOW!

Sunsara Taylor on the need to stop the assault on women's right to abortion, and the actions being called by Stop Patriarchy on April 11 and 12 to resist this war on women.

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From Stop Patriarchy:
A call for YOU to get involved in organizing...

Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women

April 11: Public Programs
April 12: Bloody Coat-Hangers Street Actions

The Blood of Women Is on Their Hands!
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!

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Click here for list of planned activities around the country

From a young revolutionary and member of Stop Patriarchy:

An Open Letter to My Generation

Don't Sleepwalk Through the War on Women!
Join in Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women, April 11-12

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They Are Coming For Our Birth Control!

From Stop Patriarchy. We are engaged in a war here in this very country. Women’s rights are undergoing a multipronged attack every day. Read more

It's On Us to STOP the War On Women! – International Women's Day 2014

The Whole Damn System is Guilty, Free Marissa Alexander!

In the case of Marissa Alexander, a Black woman in the state of Florida, the system sentenced her to TWENTY years in prison. Her crime? Firing off a warning shot, which killed NO ONE, in order to stop the attack against her by her abusive and estranged husband, who had threatened to kill her earlier that day. Read more

Boston University Humanists Take on Rape Culture

From a reader. Early in February a small group of students at Boston University took a very important and principled stand that is now having reverberations far beyond their campus. After hearing that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” concert tour had been scheduled for Boston University’s campus at Agganis Arena on March 4, the Humanists of Boston University said no. Read more

The Crimes Against Women at Tutwiler Prison

In May 2012, Equal Justice Initiative filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department, calling for a quick and thorough federal investigation into widespread sexual abuse of women prisoners by male guards at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Read more

Interview with Attorney Charlotte Morrison

Rampant Sexual Abuse of Women at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Alabama

Revolution speaks with Charlotte Morrison, senior attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative, about the widespread abuse of women prisoners by guards at Tutwiler prison in Alabama. Read more

International Women's Day, 2014

The Heart in Orange Is the New Black

Li Onesto on the best-selling book and critically acclaimed Netflix series. Read more

NFL Bullying Report: We Knew It, but It’s Even More Outrageous Than That

The NFL (National Football League) released its “The Wells Report,” on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying incidents, and we are finding out that it’s even more outrageous than what we knew when this first surfaced several months ago. Read more

Cheers to Football Player Michael Sam: “I’m African American, and I’m Gay”

Michael Sam, the University of Missouri All-American and Southeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year, came out two weeks ago. He’s the first current football player to openly proclaim that he is gay, and he will be entering the National Football League next season. Read more

One Billion Rising, February 14, 2014

Questions About "Feminist Porn," the Nature of Truth, "Sex Work," and Socialism Encountered on a Liberal Arts College Campus

by Sunsara Taylor
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What I Learned in Reading Ardea Skybreak's Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps and Why I Strongly Recommend This Book to Others

A reader writes about the way Ardea Skybreak uses science as a method of getting at what is actually true, using all available evidence and drawing conclusions from that.  And this is something that is not just science that can be applied to this topic, but to be continuously utilized in understanding anything and everything else. Read more

A Note from Ardea Skybreak to the Shulamith Firestone Memorial Conference

"I am particularly encouraged by your appreciation of, and emphasis on, the importance of theory. This is all too rare in the world today."

Correspondence from Ardea Skybreak, author of The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, to the October 2013 Shulamith Firestone Women's Liberation Memorial Conference on What Is to Be Done. Read more


The Battle for Abortion at the Clinic Doors

First-hand account about confronting fascist anti-abortionists at a clinic—not in a place like Mississippi but in New York City.

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Sunsara Taylor speaks about the abortion rights emergency

with Abby Martin on RT TV's "Breaking the Set" (starting at 20:26)

The Silent Stereotype

A reflection from someone who recently got involved in Stop Patriarchy

No, I don’t have that much of an unusual life.  Pretty stereotypical in fact.  The crazy father, the abused mother, the favored older brother.  I can’t remember a time where I didn’t feel like something was just not right. Read more

Check out the movie Don Jon!
Cheers to writer, director and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I have to admit, when I first saw the previews I thought, “Oh great, another movie that normalizes porn by treating it like a joke: boys will be boys, men will be men, and cool girls understand.” After all, way more porn comes out of Hollywood than feature films, and TV shows from “Friends” to “30 Rock” use porn as a punch line. Was I ever wrong. Read more

Whose Porn, Whose Feminism?

This article was sent to Revolution in response to the article "On the Idea and Promotion of Feminist Porn," and addresses the same topic. We are reposting it with permission from the author. Read more

The Abortion Rights Emergency and the Myth of “Protection from the Courts”

For far too long, pro-choice people have looked at the courts in this country as the final “firewall” protecting abortion rights.... This is wrong on a number of levels. Read more

Standing Up for Abortion on Demand and Without Apology on Roe v. Wade 41st Anniversary

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Report from Stop Patriarchy's New York City 2014 Kick-Off Celebration and Dinner

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On the Idea & Promotion of "Feminist Porn"

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Pussy Riot’s Revolt Against a Revolting Culture

Pussy Riot and the global storm they stirred up reflects the depth and sweep of fury over the status of women in today’s world, the state of that world overall, and a refusal to accept this.

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U.S.-Russia Tension on Display at the Winter Olympics

LGBT Oppression and Repression: Who’s Calling Who Intolerant?

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Responding to the Abortion Rights Emergency and Debating the Way Forward, reflections from a panel at Brooklyn College

by Sunsara Taylor

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Showdown Around Abortion Rights Intensifies: Stop Patriarchy Leads Defiant Protest Against the Walk for Forced Motherhood

From a member of the Revolution Club and Stop Patriarchy. As the anti-abortion movement surges forward on a wave of recently passed legislation that leaves women across the country desperate and trapped in unwanted pregnancies, the movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org), led a loud and spirited, uncompromising protest against the 10th annual anti-abortion march in San Francisco.

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Abortion Rights: In a State of Emergency

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The New York Times Sounds the Alarm on the War on Women, Then Promptly Sends Everyone Back to Sleep
Why We Must Not Rely on the Courts, the Legislatures or the Ballot Box?

A polemic by Sunsara Taylor on a recent New York Times editorial on abortion

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One Billion Rising for Justice: Forging a Worldwide Community of Resistance to Women's Oppression

One Billion Rising for Justice is a very positive international manifestation against the abuse of women. It takes place on February 14 this year.

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Fighting for Abortion Rights in Mississippi and Albuquerque

Stop Patriarchy called for people from all over the country to stand up for abortion rights in two key places in the country where the battle over abortion was most concentrated—in Jackson, MS from Oct. 29-Nov. 6 and in Albuquerque, NM from Nov. 15-17, 2013.

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She Who Tells a Story

Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From a Reader

Out of the cauldron of war, invasions, and occupations, Obama’s drones & the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism—out of resistance to Islamic theocracy in Iran, the Arab Spring and the subsequent military coup in Egypt—comes an exhibition of brave and insightful work by 12 photographers.

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The Tragedy of Jahi McMath and the Campaign to Promote Superstition and Anti-Science

From a reader

A really horrible situation has unfolded in Oakland, California, in recent weeks around the situation of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead after suffering cardiac arrest.

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Raising Funds for BA Everywhere from Recent Donors to the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

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Blaming the Victims Doesn't Solve the Baby Mamas/Baby Daddies Problem

by Carl Dix

We don't have to accept the terms of the system, with baby mamas & baby daddies becoming the norm for parenting. And millions of children raised in poverty and facing high drop-out rates with prison looming in too many of their futures.

Things don't have to be this way.

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