Does the open letter need more signatures?
Always! If anyone is a member of any organisations, or even if you can think of an organisation who you think might want to get involved - uni/local groups for example - then please drop me a message in my ask box with the information (name of group, email, name of contact if possible).
And if you haven’t joined (trigger warning) this facebook group yet then please do - even if you’re not from London, or even the UK.
NEW UPCOMING FEMINIST CAMPAIGN
Remember when I wrote this about the horrific London Cabwise posters?
I asked you lot for help with a campaign targeting men about rape, rather than victim-blaming and scaring women (we’re still open to suggestions - any suggestions you have from anywhere in the world about campaigning to men about rape would be appreciated).
Well! I’m keeping you informed of the process…
There are a series of adverts coming out soon, in time for New Year’s we hope, focusing on making men aware of rape (probably along the lines of the Canadian ones).
We’re hopefully going to be involving The White Ribbon Campaign (men, sign the pledge if you haven’t already), and we have an open letter being headed up to Cabwise about the posters that sparked this discussion.
There is a BIG London ad-campaign we’re beginning to set up, and it’ll desperately need plenty of media and public attention to get off the ground.
PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS IS STARTING. We’re going to need an army of people spreading this to the public. We’re also going to need plenty of (however small) donations from across the globe to get this up and running.
I’ll let you know more about it when I can give you something solid but, until then, just keep watching this space and get ready to galvanise. If you can reblog this and encourage your mates to follow this tumblr, that’ll be easier for me to get the message out (without having to go around to all the big fem tumblrs individually like I did last time).
If you (any of you!) have anything (at all) to input - any ideas, suggestions, or questions please drop them in the ask box below. Yep?
It’s coming up soon guys. Please help spread the word.
London’s Reclaim the Night was yesterday!
It was a lot of fun with plenty of enjoyable chants and songs, plus some brilliant speeches at the after-party (I love Finn Mackay!). However, I recommend that if you ever go on any marches in autumn/winter that you wear cold-defying booties! Ouch.
You can see pictures of the march and the after-party here.
P.S. I’ll see if I can get hold of some of the chant/song lyrics if you want?