The panelists opened by posing an important question, the one that I had been mulling over myself since my discussion of pornography with other women for the very first time in Rape Relief's training group: what would my sexuality be like without the influence of pornography?
With a Guaranteed Livable Income, women would not have to be economically dependent on men. It would increase women’s ability to resist exploitation and abuse from bosses, co-workers, landlords, pimps, and battering husbands.
During my weekly night at the house, I spend time with our residents, help out with chores and play with children. As I support them in their transition to a life without violence, we share with each other what we know of male violence against women as I see them in their resistance part of the women’s liberation movement.
1200 new women are calling us every year... Sometimes they call because they can’t sleep.... Sometimes they call us because it’s not safe for them to stay where they are... Sometimes they call us because they need a bus ticket or a flight... Many times they will call us because they want to protect other women...
They say feminist struggles have made great steps forward. But we are still being murdered.
They say now women have more voice. But we are still being murdered.
They say women are now taken into account. But we are still being murdered.