Saturday, August 2, 2014

Facebook Hates Freedom of speech

I know the Israel/Palestine issue can be a contested one among feminist circles. However, I hope we can all agree that freedom of speech is sacred and NO ORGANIZATION OR GOVERNMENT should be allowed to take that away from us. Facebook recently blocked out my account because they didn't like me posting the link from Gloria Steinem & other feminists asking for an end of war in Gaza. 

Not surprising, considering how FB shuts down pages they don't agree with, like how they used to shut down pages of women who put up breastfeeding pictures, but happily keep up pro-rape pages. This after my feminist friends and I helped a Palestinian photo journalist get back into his page after FB shut it down because he was posting pictures of the casualties from Gaza. I hate MRAs, the KKK and other hate groups, but would not support taking away even their right to freedom of speech. Facebook's actions are truly disgusting and anti feminist.

For feminism and the truth,
Jerin

Friday, August 1, 2014

Facebook shuts down page for having different opinion

I can't get into my Facebook account after posting the link from Gloria Steinem & other feminists asking for an end of war in Gaza. Not surprising, considering how FB shuts down pages they don't agree with, like shutting down pages of women who put up breastfeeding pictures, but happily keep up pro-rape pages. This after my feminist friends and I helped a Palestinian photo journalist get back into his page after FB shut it down because he was posting pictures of the casualties from Gaza. Disgusting! 


Friday, July 18, 2014

Israeli Filmmakers Sign Petition, Urging Israeli Government To Hold Ceasefire On Attacks On Gaza Strip

Glad Israelis are speaking out about this.

http://alturl.com/foqty [Huffington Post]
Caroline Frost
Caroline.Frost@huffingtonpost.com
Gaza Offensive: Israeli Filmmakers Sign Petition, Urging Israeli Government To Hold Ceasefire On Attacks On Gaza Strip
Posted: 14/07/2014 15:16 BST Updated: 14/07/2014 16:00 BST

A group of Israeli filmmakers have added their voices to those pleading for a ceasefire to the attacks by their Government on the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RISE for Peace and an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

So glad V-Day is joining the call for Peace in Gaza, below.
http://www.onebillionrising.org/12749/rise-peace-immediate-ceasefire-gaza-2/

RISE for Peace and an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

We - ONE BILLION RISING - a world movement of women and men working to end violence against women and girls, and all the intersectional injustices that sustain the impunity that keep it in place - call for an immediate ceasefire. We call for an end to the occupation of Palestine and all forms of oppression that lead to more violence.

Already countless civilians have died - many of whom are women and children.

We cry with and rise for the mothers who have lost their children and families and who live in daily terror in this ongoing war.

We cry with those that have been occupied and diminished and who are seeking recourse.

We know that our sisters on both sides long for connection, justice and peace.

And we stand in solidarity with the women and men of Palestine and peace loving people of Israel who demand an end to the bombings and air strikes now.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Contact the 37 Senators Who Today Voted For Millionaires Over Students

From the godmother of the Violence Against Women Act and longtime NOW activist Pat Reuss:

These Senators and their selfish vote hurts all our kids and all our college students and all of us who still have staggering, high interest student loans to pay off.  Send an email or call every one of them.  You do not have to live in their state to be hurt by their vote.  Find their contact info here:

Against Islam: A Fight as U.S. Girls Face Genital Cutting Abroad

The below is so scary. It makes me BEYOND angry that it's so prevalent in countries that are predominantly Muslim. It is nowhere to be found in The Qur'an and goes against Islamic principles of sex being a gift both men and women are supposed to enjoy. 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Women Living Under Muslim Law Gazette - What's been happening in the network?

Last abortion clinic in MI: NOW board member Laurie on HuffPost Live

Please watch the interview of Laurie Roberts, my sister NOW National Board member and incredible activist in MI. I have to stop reading the tweets, especially from the white man who talks about no exception in cases of rape or incest. I am so grateful for feminists like Laurie who stay in less liberal states. I know I'm privileged to be in NY.


http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/highlight/as-abortions-rights-recede-diy-abortions-rise/538768d8fe344448fd0000a2