This week in local activism-related events: Boston Socialist Alternative's follow-up to last week's feminist march, a local screening of a new documentary about worker cooperatives, another screening of Danny Bryck's one-many documentary play about Occupy Boston, and more. Read on for details.+ + + + +
[Update 4/3/12] Daily Free Press Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Diana has resigned, according to a letter from the paper's Board of Directors published this morning. Today's DFP staff editorial also extended apologies to the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism as well as BU's Greek Life community.
Today I find myself in the frustrating position of having to urgently explain the term "rape culture" to two members of the mainstream media, in response to two isolated articles that desperately misunderstand 1_ the extent to which rape and sexual violence continue to prevail throughout the world at large, 2_ the ways that said sexual violence epidemic is normalized by the media today.
The Women's Caucus of Occupy Boston -- a group of women-identified occupiers and allies working against patriarchy and sexism in the Occupy Movement -- will march this Sunday from 12 to 2 PM. The march will address the safety of women within the Occupy Movement and the ways that economic injustice disproportionately affects women, as well as health care, housing, education, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, the
right to paid parental leave, universal health care, and other related