Thursday, May 19, 2011

Activism Works! Dominique Strauss-Kahn Quits in Wake of Charges of Sexual Attack

Thanks to all of you who attended the NOW rally to oppose rape, in front of IMF's headquarters in DC, and asked for Dominique Strauss-Kahn's resignation from IMF.  Thanks also to those of you who mobilized in other ways to speak out against violence against women.  Thanks to your activism, Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned yesterday.  


You can still send a message to his alleged victim, who "feels alone in the world."   A sexual assault is horrific enough - to compound  that with being an: immigrant, single mom, poor, and woman of color brings additional layers to that trauma.  We have been receiving notes of encouragement for her from across the globe, from New York to Switzerland.  If you would like to send her a message, please comment on this post with a note, or email us at youngfeminists at gmail.com.  If you like, please include your name and location, so we can show her there are people from all over the world who care about her.  We are compiling the messages and sending them to the publicist.   Thank you.

In Solidarity,
N. Jerin Arifa
National NOW Board of Directors
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
NOW – NYS Young Feminist Task Force, Chair
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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