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It is a striking fact—which is starkly evident in the U.S. now—that, in comparison to what is done to women, there is no other group in society that is so systematically reviled and defiled in a way that has become acceptable (or widely accepted in any case) as a significant part of “mainstream” life and culture, as happens in a concentrated way through pornography and the extremely demeaning and degrading images and messages about women it massively and pervasively purveys (with the Internet a major focus and vehicle for this), including pornography’s extensive portrayal of sadistic and violent sexual domination of women...

I began the “Revolution” talk with “They’re Selling Postcards of the Hanging,” reviewing the ugly history of the lynching of Black people in America and the way in which celebration of this became a cultural phenomenon in the U.S., with the selling of picture postcards of these lynchings a major expression of this—often including smiling and leering crowds of white people surrounding the murdered and mutilated body of a Black man. In a recent exchange, a comrade emphasized this profoundly important and compelling point: Today, the way in which pornography depicts women—the displaying of women in a degraded state for the titillation of viewers—including the grotesque brutality and violence against women which is involved in much of this, is the equivalent of those “Postcards of the Hanging.” It is a means through which all women are demeaned and degraded. 

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Unresolved Contradictions,
Driving Forces for Revolution


Look at all these beautiful children who are female in the world. And in addition to all the other outrages which I have referred to, in terms of children throughout the slums and shantytowns of the Third World, in addition to all the horrors that will be heaped on them—the actual living in garbage and human waste in the hundreds of millions as their fate, laid out before them, yes, even before they are born—there is, on top of this, for those children who are born female, the horror of everything that this will bring simply because they are female in a world of male domination. And this is true not only in the Third World. In “modern” countries like the U.S. as well, the statistics barely capture it: the millions who will be raped; the millions more who will be routinely demeaned, deceived, degraded, and all too often brutalized by those who are supposed to be their most intimate lovers; the way in which so many women will be shamed, hounded and harassed if they seek to exercise reproductive rights through abortion, or even birth control; the many who will be forced into prostitution and pornography; and all those who—if they do not have that particular fate, and even if they achieve some success in this “new world” where supposedly there are no barriers for women—will be surrounded on every side, and insulted at every moment, by a society and a culture which degrades women, on the streets, in the schools and workplaces, in the home, on a daily basis and in countless ways.

BAsics 1:10

Prepare the ground, prepare the people, and prepare the vanguard—get ready for the time when millions can be led to go for revoution, all-out, with a real chance to win.

BAsics, the handbook for revolution You cannot break all the chains, except one. You cannot say you want to be free of exploitation and oppression, except you want to keep the oppression of women by men. You can’t say you want to liberate humanity yet keep one half of the people enslaved to the other half. The oppression of women is completely bound up with the division of society into masters and slaves, exploiters and exploited, and the ending of all such conditions is impossible without the complete liberation of women. All this is why women have a tremendous role to play not only in making revolution but in making sure there is all-the-way revolution. The fury of women can and must be fully unleashed as a mighty force for proletarian revolution.

Bob Avakian
Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
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Can Women Ever Be Free? And Why You Can't Break All the Chains But One

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We are told that “equality for women has been won” and that “there are no limits to what girls can achieve.” BULLSHIT! Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten. Every day three to four women are killed by their partners. One out of four female college students will be raped or sexually assaulted while in college. In recent years, pornography has become increasingly violent, cruel, degrading towards women....

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San Francisco, January 23Washington, DC & San Francisco:

Defiant Confrontations at Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 25, 2016

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January 25, 2016

The new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian represents a qualitative advance in the scientific approach to making revolution and emancipating humanity

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The new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian represents a qualitative advance in the scientific approach to making revolution and emancipating humanity. In January 2016, the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, announced the adoption of six historic resolutions. Read the resolutions here

From Stop Patriarchy

Stand up for abortion rights!

Stand Up for Abortion Rights!
Counter-Protest the March for "Life"

January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC
January 23, 2016 in San Francisco

Updated January 18, 2016

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Confront the Woman-Haters in DC and San Francisco, January 22 and 23

Forced Motherhood = Female Enslavement: Abortion on Demand Without Apology

January 18, 2016

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Call to Action: Roe 2016

January 19, 2016

There Must Be a Defiant, Mass Outpouring for Abortion Rights This Roe v. Wade Anniversary, January 22, 2016

November 9, 2015

In this article, Sunsara Taylor gets into the context of the abortion rights protests being called for January 22-23, 2016 and the crucial importance of those actions. January 22 marks the anniversary of the 1974 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide—for the first time, women could decide for themselves whether and when they wanted to give birth to children. Read more

A fetus is not a baby

The Urgent Fight for Abortion Rights and the Revolution Needed to Emancipate Humanity

Michael Slate Interviews Sunsara Taylor

January 12, 2016

On January 8, Michael Slate interviewed Sunsara Taylor about the upcoming mobilizations for abortion rights, the need for massive resistance to defeat the war on women and the urgent need for people to take up the leadership of Bob Avakian and join the fight for a revolution that can emancipate all of humanity. This interview has been edited for publication. Read more

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January 26, 2016

Carl Dix Calls on YOU to Stand Up for Women & Calls OUT Patriarchal "Freedom Fighters"

January 18, 2016

Interview with Stop Patriarchy Student Activist

Stand Up to the Woman-Haters on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

December 8, 2015

Revolution: You are wearing bloody pants to school to make a statement and provoke people to act around the assault on abortion rights. So we want to hear all about that. What is the message? What kind of response you’ve gotten? What inspired you or compelled you to do this? And how does this fit into the upcoming anniversary of Roe v. Wade and actions in support of abortion rights on that day? But let’s start with what it is you are doing. Read the interview

Sunsara Taylor, Merle Hoffman, and Sikivu Hutchinson discuss

The Abortion Rights Emergency—STOP the War On Women!

December 15, 2015

Discussion at Revolution Books, New York City

Sunsara Taylor: Confronting the Abortion Rights Emergency – Fighting for Complete Liberation

December 21, 2015

Transcript of talk by Sunsara Taylor at Revolution Books as part of "The Abortion Rights Emergency—STOP the War on Women" on December 15, 2105. Read more

WBAI Special Programming, aired 12/29/15:

“Confronting the Abortion Rights Emergency - Defeating the War on Women”

December 29, 2015

Host & Producer: 
Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper and initiator of StopPatriarchy.org

Including the voices of:
» Merle Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center, abortion provider, author and activist for over 40 years
» David Cohen, author of the book Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism
» Activists from StopPatriarchy.org and Revolution Clubs around the country

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Unbelievable as it may seem...From Sunsara Taylor

A Call to RevComs and ALL Who Care About Women's Liberation – Get Out this Quote From BA!

December 8, 2015

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“The First Time I Read This Quote from BA I Cried”

A Revolution Club Member Responds to Bob Avakian on the Liberation of Women

December 21, 2015

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The Biggest Problem with the Bernie Sanders Campaign for President

August 17, 2015

The Bernie Sanders campaign—like those of every candidate who the ruling class allows to be taken seriously—essentially takes as its starting point stabilizing, strengthening, and ultimately enforcing the whole structure of a world dominated, exploited, and oppressed by the U.S. empire. And telling people that those interests are their interests. And nothing good can come from that. Read more

Interview with Law Professor David Cohen

Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism

January 12, 2016

In December 2015, Sunsara Taylor interviewed David Cohen about the book he co-authored, Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2015). Cohen is a law professor at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law and gender and the law. Prior to teaching, Cohen was a staff attorney at the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia and litigated cases involving abortion clinic safety, reproductive rights, Title IX, and LGBT family law. Read the interview

When a Woman Attempts a Coat-Hanger Abortion, It Is the Patriarchal SYSTEM That Is Guilty of Attempted Murder—Against Her!

When a woman attempts a coat-hanger abortion...

December 14, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor

On December 11, Anna Yocca was arrested after rushing to a hospital in Tennessee because she was bleeding so profusely she feared for her health and quite possibly her life. Read more

Behind the Persecution of Anna Yocca: Outrageous and Immoral Restrictions on Abortion in Tennessee

January 4, 2016

It is inconceivable that a woman desperate enough to use a coat hanger in a failed attempt to self-induce an abortion, in order to avoid being forced into motherhood, could  actually be charged with attempted murder and thrown into prison! But that is exactly what is happening in Tennessee right now to Anna Yocca. Read more

The Revolution Club in Tennessee for Anna Yocca Arraignment

December 23, 2015

The Revolution Club, Stop Patriarchy, revolutionaries, and activists came to Mursfresboro, Tennesse to #StandWithAnnaYocca during her arraignment on December 22, 2015 (she is still in jail with a $200,000 bail). We were 14 strong from NYC, Atlanta, and Tennessee. We brought a simple message "When a Woman Attempts a Coat-Hanger Abortion...It is the Patriarchal SYSTEM That Is Guilty of Attempted Murder—Against Her!" Read more

Forced motherhood is femaile enslavement!
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The Myth of Mother Teresa:
Pope Francis Puts an Enemy of Women and the Poor on the Road to Sainthood

January 12, 2016

The pope’s official designation of Mother Teresa’s official “sainthood” isn’t expected to come until September 2016. But for the Catholic hierarchy, from the Vatican on down, Mother Teresa has been a “saint” for decades. Read more

The Pope says priests should forgive women who have had an abortion. Foregiveness? For what?
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To NY Pig Commissioner William Bratton: Stop Putting the Responsibility to Stop Rape and Violence Against Women on Women!

January 12, 2016

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From a Revolution Club Member:

The Veil is NOT a "Form of Power"

January 18, 2016

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From A World to Win News Service:

German Reaction to Assaults on Women: Don't Touch Our Property

January 18, 2016

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Black Woman Dies After Hospital Calls Police and Forces Her Out

January 9, 2016

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Of Continuing Importance

Break ALL the Chains!"Can This System Do Away With, or Do Without, The Oppression of Women?–A Fundamental Question, a Scientific Approach to the Answer"

August 3, 2015

by Bob Avakian

From previously unpublished correspondence, 2014, now published in Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution. Read more

Listen to This! Bob Avakian's “Christianity and Society—The Old Testament and the New Testament, Resistance and Revolution”

November 9, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor

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Women Are Not Bitches, Hos, Incubators, Punching Bags, or Sex Objects! Women Are Full Human Beings!

Updated August 7, 2015

Women are full human beings

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What Is an Abortion and Why Women Must Have the Right to Choose

Life Cannot and Should Not Always Be Preserved

Reprinted August 3, 2015

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Readers debate:

Is the RCP wrong about porn?

August 17, 2015

Editors’ note: We received a thoughtful letter from a reader who is “profoundly disturbed and in opposition to the RCP’s positions on pornography,” and asked a team of other readers of Revolution to write a response. We think this is an important discussion and debate, and encourage readers to continue to write on this and other controversial questions. Read the letter and response


Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party Calls Out the LIE that Abortion Is "Black Genocide"

Originally posted January 16, 2015

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A Fetus Cannot Feel Pain, but a Woman Denied the Right to Abortion Suffers Intolerable Pain

August 18, 2013

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Over 330 Restrictions on Abortion as of May 2015:

Nothing to Do With “Life,” Everything to Do With the Enslavement of Women

May 25, 2015

Vicious and escalating attacks on women’s access to abortion have reached a new level. So far this year, more than 330 restrictions on abortion have been introduced by 43 states, and as of April 2, over 50 were made into law. Read more

A Fetus is NOT a Baby

August 3, 2015

In the face of the continuing and increasing attacks on the right to abortion, it is vital to tell the scientific truth about abortion. This brochure lays out the truth about what a fetus is and is not, gives some key information about the urgency of the current situation, and lays out what everybody who cares about women's lives and reproductive rights can (and should) do right now. Order from StopPatriarchy@gmail.com or download PDF

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Fascists Attack Planned Parenthood to Take Away Birth Control and Abortion

September 21, 2015

On September 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at blocking $500 million in federal funds to Planned Parenthood. This attempt to defund Planned Parenthood is the latest attack in an ongoing campaign by fascist forces to stigmatize abortion and birth control, to demonize those providing these health services to women, and to eventually make it completely impossible for women to get birth control and abortions—to force women to bear children against their will. Read more

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One Out of the Thousands of Police Who Rape Is Convicted in Oklahoma City

December 28, 2015

For at least seven months, from December 2013 through mid-June 2014, an on-duty, in-uniform cop stalked Black women in an oppressed area of Oklahoma City. He attacked at least 13 women—about one every two weeks during that time period—including a 17-year-old girl raped on her mother’s porch and a 57-year-old grandmother forced into oral sex while staring at her attacker’s handgun. Terror and humiliation was central to these crimes, most of which were carried out on streets and other public areas where some of the women were forced to disrobe. Many of the women said they believed that they would be killed if they did not submit, or maybe even if they did. Read more

San Francisco: A Pro-Abortion Flash Mob

Decenber 21, 2015

Pro-abortion flash mobIt is Sunday afternoon, five days before Christmas. An indoor San Francisco mall is packed with people doing their last-minute holiday shopping. A woman walks by holding high in the air a coat hanger with a red-soaked cloth hanging from the tip. Her white pants are stained red from the crotch down the inside of her legs. Her shirt bears the words, “Abortion on Demand and Without Apology.” Over her face she is holding the picture of Rosie Jimenez, a woman who died from a botched illegal abortion. Read more

Robert Dear — “Warrior” for the Christian Fascist War Against Abortion

December 14, 2015

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Notes on Taking the Fight for Abortion Rights to the Broad Public with StopPatriarchy.org

December 8, 2015

The following is a lightly edited snapshot from a young revolutionary who led a team with two very new people going out in a busy public area to build for the demonstrations Stop Patriarchy is organizing in DC and San Francisco for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. in 1973. Read more

Statement on the Violent Attack on Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

November 27, 2015

November 27, 2015, updated @ 10:30 PM: On Friday a gunman launched an armed attack against the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, wounding at least nine people, with three confirmed murdered as of this writing. This heinous attack marks a serious escalation of the war against women AND a serious escalation in the overall attacks on the people. This must be met with determined, unyielding struggle.

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Abortion Rights Protests and Vigils in Four Cities Responding to Attack on Planned Parenthood

November 30, 2015

As soon as news broke that a gunman had holed up inside a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs last Friday, Sunsara Taylor mobilized StopPatriarchy.org to hold a vigil Friday night in New York City's Union Square.  While the armed standoff in Colorado was still unfolding, over 25 people lined the south end of the park, holding bright orange posters which read, “Abortion On Demand and Without Apology.”  Read more


Vigils and Protests Respond to Attack on Planned Parenthood

December 8, 2015

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Sunsara Taylor Calls for Emergency Demonstrations on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 Responding to the Attack on the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs


November 27, 2015

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United States: #1 in Putting women in Prison

December 8, 2015

While men make up 90 percent of those imprisoned in the United States, the number of women behind bars has been growing at a faster rate than the overall prison population. Today, there are about 206,000 women in prison and jail in the USA. Only 5 percent of the world’s female population lives in the U.S., but the U.S. accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world’s incarcerated women. Read more

Police Rape & Impunity: A Revealing and Totally Outrageous Epidemic

#RiseUpOctober—STOP Police Terror!

Which Side Are You On?

October 19, 2015

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Release the #Hutto 27 Now!

Immigrant Women Asylum-Seekers Face Retaliation for Hunger Strike

November 9, 2015

On October 28, 27 immigrant women asylum-seekers began a hunger strike to protest terrible conditions, abusive treatment, and poor medical care at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, near Austin. The hunger strike is reported to be growing and spreading through the 500-bed facility. Read more

Government Raids Target Texas Clinics in the War on Women

October 26, 2015

On October 23, Texas State Health Department officials raided Planned Parenthood clinics in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Brownsville to demand that the clinics turn over thousands of pages of documents, including patient records and employee phone numbers and addresses. These fascistic raids were related to the move by the governor of Texas just a few days earlier to cut off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. Read more

“The Catholic Church Enslaves Women!”
Protesting and Indicting Pope Francis in NYC

“The Catholic Church enslaves women!” Strong voices echoed out through the canyons of New York City streets, turning heads and causing jaws to drop. “They are criticizing Pope Francis?” Scandalous!

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Black Women’s Lives Matter! All Women’s Lives Matter! Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!

June 13, 2015

Dori was just 27 years old. A young Black woman full of life who liked to eat her mustard greens, with raw onions—with corn bread—with her fingers—while munching on a jalapeno pepper at the same time. She liked drinking malt liquor when playing the card game bid whist with her friends—a fun game similar to spades. As an eight-year-old, I remember she was the only adult I felt comfortable talking to because she took my ideas—even though I was only a child—seriously. Read more

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The "People's Pope"

This Is NOT a New Catholic Church

September 21, 2015

On September 22, Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. Along with meeting with the powerful, he will have well-publicized meetings—photo ops, really—with immigrant workers from Africa and Mexico in New York and encourage their struggle for union recognition, along with other groups of oppressed. He comes to the U.S. having earlier issued a passionate critique of environmental destruction. In a world of extreme inequality, he preaches “the dignity of the poor.” But despite surface appearances, this is NOT a new Catholic Church. Read more

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What are these ministers and rabbis doing in front of a Cleveland abortion clinic?

October 19, 2015

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#ShoutYourAbortion Initiator Driven from Her Home by Woman-Hating "Pro-Lifers":

Yes, There IS a War on Women—and We Must Fight Back!

October 5, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor

On September 19, two young women—Amelia Bonow and Lindy West—started the Twitter hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion to challenge the stigma and shame that hangs over abortion. Now, Amelia Bonow has been driven from her home by death threats and harassment from so-called “pro-lifers.” This tells you everything you need to know about the fight over abortion. It has never been about “babies,” it has always been about control over—and hatred for—women. Now, with abortion under attack as never before, it is time to stand and fight for women’s lives. Read more

Three Points on Ohio's Proposed Down Syndrome Abortion Ban

Fetuses Are NOT Human Beings! Women ARE Human Beings, and MUST Have the Rights of Personhood

September 7, 2015

We received this letter from someone active in Stop Patriarchy. Ohio's proposed law H.B. No. 135 would ban abortions that are sought because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome and make it a felony for providers to knowingly perform abortions under such circumstances. The state could also revoke a provider's license. The fact that this is even being considered is outrageous! Read more

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September 14, 2015

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Changing Terms: Spotlight Mississippi

Jackson, Mississippi

People’s Hearing for Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

August 7, 2015

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Transcript of Sunsara Taylor's presentation: This IS About Women’s Liberation

Excerpts from presentation by Diane Derzis, owner of the last abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi: "I am so proud to say I am an abortionist."

Who Are the Women Going to the Last Abortion Clinic In Mississippi?

August 17, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor

Women are everywhere. They make up half of society. Half of the world’s population. Yet, so much of what women are forced to endure daily is kept invisible. Right now, for example, a vicious war is raging against the right of women to decide for themselves when and whether to have a child, yet almost never do you hear the actual impact this is having on women. Already this year, more than 50 laws have been passed to further restrict abortion rights. Fascist lawmakers are clawing all over each other to be the most extreme in abolishing abortion—and even birth control—yet the women whose lives are being crushed by this are left completely out of the picture. Read more

An Initial Report on Take Patriarchy By Storm, Mississippi 2015 – Abortion On Demand and Without Apology

by Stop Patriarchy | August 24, 2015

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STOP the Lies and Attacks Against Planned Parenthood! Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!

July 27, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor. A vicious new and extremely dangerous attack has been launched against Planned Parenthood, a major provider of abortions to women in this country. Read more

The Invented Planned Parenthood “Scandal”: A Right Jab and Left Sucker Punch on a Women’s Right to Abortion

August 3, 2015

From a reader. In the form of a whipped-up but utterly non-reality-based "scandal" over three "gotcha" videos being pushed out by anti-abortion forces, a horrific and massive mind-fuck is in process. Read more

A Fetus Is Not A Baby! Getting Out the Truth in the Bible Belt

August 3, 2015

Ten thousand brochures—A FETUS IS NOT A BABY—are being distributed in Mississippi, in the heart of the Bible Belt, by End Pornography and Patriarchy. This comes at a time when lies and distortions about abortion are at a fever pitch. Read more

Reflections on the talk "Stop the Assault on Abortion Rights! Break ALL the Chains that Enslave Women!" by Sunsara Taylor

July 10, 2015

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A Colorful and Liberating Weekend! Between the Sunset and the Stars, Enabling Ourselves to Break ALL the Chains!

Night Screening of Sunsara Taylor's Speech "STOP the Assault on Abortion Rights! Break ALL Chains that Enslave Women"

July 20, 2015

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On Protesting Patriarchy, Breaking the Rules, and Challenging Everyone in Order to Change Everything

July 27, 2015

From a member of the Bay Area Revolution Club and Stop Patriarchy

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Free Purvi Patel!

The Outrageous Imprisonment of Purvi Patel and the Wake-Up Call to Everyone: The Fascist War on Women MUST BE STOPPED!

April 6, 2015

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The Stories and Anger Poured Forth... National Actions to Stop the Assault on Abortion Rights

A Report from NYC, by Sunsara Taylor

Read this and other reports from the July 1 protests

Updated July 9, 2015

The Courts Temporarily Slowed the Assault on Abortion Rights—We Must Step Up Our Fight to DEFEAT the War On Women!

June 29, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor. Three horrendous anti-abortion laws that were set to go into effect in three different states on July 1st have been temporarily blocked by three different courts. This is a positive development, but it is not a time to breathe a sigh of relief. These rulings are only temporary. The fight over abortion continues to heat up. It is likely that a challenge to one or more of these restrictions will soon be taken up by the Supreme Court, a court which has been increasingly hostile to abortion rights in recent years and whose ruling would have enormous repercussions for decades to come. Read more

Fierce Conflict Within the Supreme Court Over Same-Sex Marriage

July 6, 2015

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A Historic Victory for Same-Sex Marriage, and a Need to Get Beyond ALL Oppression and Prejudice

June 26, 2015

June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 margin that same-sex marriage is legal throughout the United States. The right to marry is a basic right. Denial of that right has, for hundreds of years in this country, essentially deprived LGBT people of their humanity. This has been an historic, horrible injustice and outrage. This ruling is long overdue, and something to celebrate!

At the same time, there are many battles to come, and still a historic challenge to really, fully, deeply uproot enforced ignorance, cruel prejudice, legal discrimination, and vicious attacks on people who do not fit into patriarchy-defined gender roles.

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From The Michael Slate Show

Interview with Diana Whitten, Director of the Film Vessel

June 22, 2015

The documentary film Vessel takes you onboard as the Women on Waves project takes to the seas to bring women the knowledge and tools to help them exercise the “most basic right” to control when and if they have children. The project was founded by a Dutch doctor who was appalled by the situation women faced in countries where abortion is illegal. She applied her experience on a Greenpeace ship to organize a crew of (mainly) women to outfit an onboard clinic to provide medical abortions to women on the high seas. A medical abortion is a safe non-surgical abortion in which drugs (Mifepristone and Misoprosto) are used to abort a fetus. The film itself explains the science and availability of the pills that are needed to safely medically abort.This interview with Diana Whitten, director/producer of Vessel, aired on The Michael Slate Show on June 12. Read more


Suicide is the Most Common Cause of Death for Women 15 to 19 Years Old

June 8, 2015

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Check It Out and then Act: Hot Girls Wanted

June 3, 2015

If you are one of the millions and millions of people, especially men, who regularly watch porn, I strongly recommend you click on something else today: the new documentary, Hot Girls Wanted, which was released to Netflix on May 21, produced by Rashida Jones, and directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. Of course, it’s much better if you don’t watch porn—but either way I strongly recommend this film. Read more

Genocidal Realities

Prison Rape: A Human Rights Crisis in the USA

May 25, 2015

by Li Onesto

Rape is about power and control. It’s about humiliation and degradation. It’s the use of force to brutally violate a person’s body. Rape is one particularly horrific abuse of prisoners. This is done by prison guards, particularly in women’s prisons, and also carried out by inmates against other inmates. Read more

Ending the Epidemic of Rape Requires Revolution, Nothing Less!

March 2, 2015

Any rape of anyone is a horrific crime, and the massive rape of women throughout the world and over many centuries is one of the biggest ongoing crimes of this whole way of life. Everyone with an ounce of justice and morality must join the fight to make this STOP. Read more

Letter from a college reader:

An Orientation in the Age of "Hillary 2016" Stickers

May 11, 2015

(From my long, tired days at a women’s college buzzing with too much hope for an election we wouldn’t be able to vote in less than 100 years ago, make that 40 years ago when the Voting Rights Act enforced the rights of Black people to vote, oh wait so many people are still barred from the voting booth...) Read more

Will you stand up against the massive assaults on abortion rights in Texas, Kansas, Tennessee, and nationwide?
PROTEST! Wednesday, July 1

Updated June 24, 2015


On July 1st, as abortion clinics are forced to close in Texas and Tennessee and when new unprecedented new abortion restrictions go into effect in Kansas... Join in defiant protest.


We will stand, side by side, carrying the faces of women who died from lack of safe, legal abortion. We will read their stories. We will wear faux bloody pants, representing the women who lost their lives, and those who will die, as a result of the escalating assault on this basic right. We will RAISE HELL and demand that women be treated as full human beings!

Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement!

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From the Stop Patriarchy Blog

As Judge Temporarily Blocks Kansas Anti-Abortion Law, Defiant Protests—and Clarity on the Truth about Abortion—are Needed More Than Ever!

June 27, 2015

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Court Upholds Ruling Likely to Close All but Eight Abortion Clinics in the Entire State of Texas

June 13, 2015

From StopPatriarchy. On June 12, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled to uphold Texas law HB2, the draconian anti-abortion law, that already led to the largest wave of clinic closures since Roe v. Wade. This 100% illegitimate, immoral law will have devastating effects on the lives of women. This means that all but eight abortion clinics in the entire state will be forced to close. Read more

Latest Front in War on Women:

New Fascist Kansas Law Criminalizes Most Second Trimester Abortions

April 11, 2015

The “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act” recently signed into law in Kansas uses deliberately false, unscientific, and inflammatory language to ban the safest and most medically accepted procedure for abortions in the second trimester. Doctors in Kansas who provide this procedure for their patients will now face misdemeanor or felony charges. Read more

#Say Her Name Vigil Shines Light on Police Murder of Black Women

May 25, 2015

SayHerNameOn May 20, over 300 people gathered at New York City’s Union Square for Say Her Name—a vigil to shine a light on the murder and abuse of Black women, including trans women, by police and other law enforcement authorities. Read more

The Revolution Interview

Kimberlé Crenshaw: Say Her Name — Highlighting the Stories of Black Women...Resisting Their Murder by Police

May 25, 2015

Kimberle CrenshawAfter the May 20 #SayHerName vigil to remember Black women and girls who have been murdered by police, Sunsara Taylor interviewed one of the organizers, Kimberlé Crenshaw. Read more

My Dinner with Engels and Skybreak:

Learning to Understand the World, For Real!

June 8, 2015

From a reader: Past weekend Revolution Books, one of the best bookstores in the world, was having a fundraising weekend as part of the first phase of raising money to save the bookstore and moved it to a new location. A big part of this weekend was a three day open mic—performances and a big used book sale. A group of people after the first day of performances went out to have dinner and chat, the night had been fun and powerful in different ways, and we were about to continue with that energy. Read more

Reflections on the Powerful Play Nirbhaya—“We Cannot Make Revolution Fast Enough!”

June 1, 2015

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Vessel: Past Land, Past Law, Past Permission

May 25, 2015

This documentary takes you on board as Women on Waves take to the high seas to bring women the knowledge and tools to help them exercise this “most basic right” to control when and if they have children. Read more

80 Women at Texas Immigration Detention Center Start Hunger Strike

"We deserve to be treated with some dignity"

April 6, 2015

On March 31, 80 women at the Karnes immigration detention center in south Texas began a hunger strike. Most of the women and their children imprisoned in Karnes were arrested trying to enter the U.S. last summer when tens of thousands of people fled their Central American homelands to escape the devastation wracked on those countries by U.S. imperialist domination, and the horrific violence that plagues them. Some have been in Karnes for as long as 10 months now. Read more

Indiana’s Anti-LGBT Discrimination:

A Fascist Law, a Storm of Protest

April 6, 2015

What does it mean that in the United States, in 2015, some 20 states (including Indiana) either passed or are considering laws that ban cities or towns from passing ordinances prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people? Read more

No! Fuck this law!

Abortion on Demand Is Liberating—Not Genocidal!

January 12, 2015

from an activist in Stop Patriarchy. On January 23, four Black Christian fascist preachers have the nerve to hold their “StandingUp4Life” event in Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland (re-named in the memory of one of the thousands of unarmed Black men who have been killed by the police), rolling out their anti-woman agenda under the guise of saving Black lives. These reactionary preachers spread the lie that abortion is genocide. Black women choosing abortion is not genocidal! In many cases, it is a choice they can make that allows them to regain their humanity in a world of rape, racism, and degradation. Read more

From A World to Win News Service:

The horrific murder of Farkhunda

April 8, 2015

Farkhunda, a 27-year-old Afghan woman accused of burning the Koran, was brutally beaten to death on 19 March by a lynch mob in the presence of a group of police who did nothing to stop them. The murder took place near the famous Shah-Du-Shamshaira mosque and shrine in the centre of Kabul, only a few hundred metres from the presidential palace. Read more

ALERT: Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi Vandalized – and Targeted by Christian Fascists

March 26, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor. On Sunday evening, March 22, the only remaining abortion clinic in the entire state of Mississippi, the Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO), was vandalized. This is an act of terror not only against the clinic's brave staff who put their lives on the line every single day to serve women, but also against all the women of Mississippi and women everywhere. When women are denied the right to abortion and forced to have children against their will, they are enslaved. Read more

From the Michael Slate Show

Interview with Kim Longinotto and Brenda Myers-Powell, from the Documentary Dreamcatcher

March 23, 2015

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Same-Sex Marriage, Texas, and Thoughts from a Reader on the Coming Civil War and Repolarization

March 9, 2015

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Fifty Shades of Grey: A Putrid Pornographic Story

February 9, 2015

by Rigel Kane
Fifty Shades of Grey is the exact opposite of what we need—in fact, it not only smacks of thousands of years of tradition's chains on women, it is part of a ramped-up and even more perverse revenge being waged against women in every sphere of society. Read more

Porn is Real, and Really Must be Ended if Women are to be Free

February 21, 2015

by Rigel Kane. A lot of people see nothing wrong with porn. They say it's just a "fantasy." If you believe that or are not sure how to answer that when you hear it, I have three things to say to you. Read more

Victory in Court for January 22 Stop Patriarchy Protesters

March 5, 2015

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Frequently Encountered Bullshit at the NYC Porn Film Festival

Stop Watching Porn—Start Fighting Patriarchy!

March 3, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor
On Saturday, February 28, I joined with members of the New York City Revolution Club, StopPatriarchy.org, and others to protest the first ever NYC Porn Film Festival. We headed out in the biting cold because this festival represented a further step in the mainstreaming of pornography, even as pornography more and more concentrates violence and hatred against women. Read more

Protesting the NYC Porn Film Fest: Bringing a “truly liberating perspective”

March 9, 2015

from a reader. Read more

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Russell Brand Takes on Fifty Shades of Grey and Porn

March 3, 2015

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From A World to Win News Service:

Egypt: The Murder of Shaimaa al Sabbagh

March 2, 2015

On January 24, 2015, a young woman, Shaimaa al Sabbagh, described as a mother, poet and leftist, was shot by police near Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Read more

How can you be FOR abortion but AGAINST porn?

February 19, 2015 (Originally posted February 21, 2014)

Many people ask those of us involved in Stop Patriarchy, so you are FOR abortion and AGAINST porn!? How can that be!? This really trips people up. So in this piece I will go at how I, as a revolutionary involved in this movement, see these questions, how they interpenetrate, and why they both are key in defeating this entire war on women. Read more

Revolution Interview:

Dr. David A. Grimes, Author of Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation

February 23, 2015

Revcom.us/Revolution writer Sunsara Taylor recently interviewed Dr. David A. Grimes, whose book Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation (Daymark Publishing) came out in December 2014. Read more

International Women’s Day March 8, 2015!

Times Square, International Women's Day 2015San Francisco, International Women's Day 2015New York City, International Women's Day 2015

» International Women’s Day 2015: Bold Actions Bring the Fight for Liberation of Women into the Street

   March 16, 2015

  • New York City: Battle Cry on International Women’s Day—“Rise up for the women of the world!”
  • San Francisco: Broad Coalition of Forces Stands Up to Catholic ArchBIGOT Cordileone
    Stop Patriarchy Takes the Challenge to Saint Mary's Cathedral: Outside and In
  • A conversation: Getting Groceries at the End of International Women's Day

» Call for International Women's Day 2015

» From revolutionaries in Iran and Afghanistan on International Women's Day

Reflections on the Oscars... and Possibilities for a World Without Oppression

March 9, 2015

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The Breath of Fresh Air from Patricia Arquette and the Foul Stench of Reactionary Haters; The Need for Largeness of Mind and Generosity of Spirit in the Struggle for Liberation!

March 2, 2015

by Sunsara Taylor
When Patricia Arquette won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in Boyhood, she used part of her 90 seconds on stage before tens of millions to speak about something much bigger than herself. Read more

From StopPatriarchy:


February 9, 2015

On Valentine’s Day, couples and friends across the country will go to see the movie based on the bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey. This is NO GOOD. Read more...

» Protesting 50 Shades of Grey for Promoting Violence Against Women, Day 1 by Sunsara Taylor

» Fuck 50 Shades. Fuck rape culture. Fuck the grey area. from a reader

» Download StopPariarchy's flier to distribute at protests (PDF)

» Get connected with Stop Patriarchy, DIY 50 Shades of Grey Protest Kit

Stop Patriarchy Brings DC March for “Life” to Halt for 30 Minutes—8 Arrested

January 22, 2015

Protesting March for "Life"Photo: StopPatriarchy

The March for "Life" in DC was brought to a halt today! Brave protesters raising the slogan "Abortion on demand and without apology!" STOPPED the march for forced motherhood, and eight members of Stop Patriarchy were arrested. Read the press release

Who is Stop Patriarchy?

A Message from Stop Patriarchy in the Wake of STOPPING the March for LIES for the first time in 42 years

January 24, 2015

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Abortion After 20 Weeks Should NOT Be Banned

January 12, 2015

On the first day of the new session of Congress, Republicans introduced a measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Branded as the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” this move is vicious in its own right, and part of a whole war on women that has, as a leading edge, forcing women to bear children against their will in all circumstances.

The “pain capable” branding is utterly unscientific. A fetus is not a human being and doesn’t experience pain, but women are human beings and the pain of being forced to bear a child against one’s will is horrific. Read more

From the StopPatriarchy Mailbag:

Abortion, Birth Control and “Irresponsible Sex”

February 23, 2015

from Sunsara Taylor. Read more

Arkansas Bans Equality for LGBT People

February 23, 2015

Last week, a bill was passed in Arkansas, the “Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act,” which in effect is a preemptive move that prevents any anti-discrimination laws from being passed in that state that protect the rights of gay people. Read more

Actions on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, 2015

Reports from Speakout, Protests, and Other Events

Updated February 2, 2015

» Confronting the March for "Life"

Letters to Stop Patriarchy from across the country, in the wake of national Roe v. Wade actions January 22-24

January 29, 2015

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Interview with Sunsara Taylor On the Anniversary of Legalized Abortion:

Unprecedented Struggle Against the War on Women

February 2, 2015

This January, for the first time in a long time, there was politically confrontational, in-your-face protest right up against the fascist anti-abortion woman-haters. This took place in cities around the country—Chicago, Austin, Cleveland, San Francisco, and elsewhere—but with particular defiance in Washington, DC. Read more

STOP the War on Women! Oppose Slavery in Every Form!

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Watch the Abortion Rights Speakout from January 17

January 22, 2015

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Eyes Opened and Silence Broken in Nationally Webcast Abortion Rights Speakout

January 20, 2015

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Confront the Anti-Abortion, Woman-Hating Fascists and Reach Out Everywhere to Get Others to Do the Same!

Strategic Thoughts on Building the Movement for an Actual Revolution That Breaks ALL the Chains

January 6, 2015

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Young StopPatriarchy.org Leader Arrested for Street Theater for Abortion Rights

Updated January 16, 2015

A young leader in StopPatriarchy.org, who led the dramatic street theater for abortion rights that can be seen in the video above, was arrested when she and another woman repeated this action mid-day Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Read more

Defend Abortion Rights! Confront the Anti-Abortion Woman-Haters
January 22 & 24

December 22, 2014.

by Sunsara Taylor

We will NOT be silent in the face of hatred. We will NOT stay home as anti-abortion, woman-hating fascists parade through the streets. We will stand up for abortion rights and defeat the war on women. Read more

Interview with Sunsara Taylor

Stop the War on Women—Protest in DC and San Francisco in January!

January 5, 2015

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Sunsara Taylor & Carl Dix on Confronting the Anti-Abortion Woman-Haters January 22 & 24, 2015

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¡Fin a la guerra contra la mujer — A protestar en D.C. y San Francisco en enero!

January 12, 2015

Stop the War on Women! Protest in Washington DC and San Francisco (4-minute video in Spanish)

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Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: GROUND ZERO TEXAS

January 12, 2015

From 2014: Year in Review. Read more

From Stop Patriarchy

ALERT! On October 14 Supreme Court Ruling

The fate of women throughout the state of Texas, the futures of the courageous abortion providers who have struggled to keep their clinic doors open, and the direction of this fight for women's right to abortion and reproductive freedom across the country are still at stake. Now is not the time for complacency. It is time to step up! Read more

Reflections and Lessons from the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride—Respondent #1

October 13, 2014. It is more critical than ever that the lessons and the accomplishments of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride be built upon and that truly mass independent political resistance be built to STOP this war on women. In this light, Stop Patriarchy is sharing excerpts from the questionnaires that the Riders filled out reflecting on their experiences. Read more

Federal Court Gives Green Light to Extreme Anti-Abortion Law in Texas

This Must Be Opposed Right Now!

October 6, 2014. Read more

Emergency in Texas poster

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Some Points of Orientation, Principle, and Method Regarding the Accusations Against Bill Cosby

December 18, 2014.

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From A World To Win News Service:

Tuğçe Albayrak—A heroic and inspirational act

December 22, 2014.

In the bathroom at a McDonald’s in Offenbach, Germany on the evening of November 15, two teenage girls were screaming for help. A 22-year-old German-born student of Turkish origin, Tuğçe Albayrak, heard their cries and alone rushed to their aid. She found several men harassing the two young girls and stopped them. Read more

Every Year Droves of Anti-Abortion Fanatics Mobilize on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade...


December 5, 2014

by Sunsara Taylor.
Each year on the anniversary of the legalization of abortion in this country, tens—perhaps hundreds—of thousands of people descend on Washington, DC and San Francisco to stand in public opposition to women's right to abortion. They call themselves the March for “Life,” but what do these marches really stand for? What is the view of women they are promoting? What role are they playing in the larger political and legal landscape of escalating assault on women's right to abortion? And how must those of us who care about abortion rights and women's lives respond? Read more

This January 22

WE FIGHT BACK! Abortion On Demand and Without Apology! Act, Witness, Defend, Protect!

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Sunsara Taylor:
"How does anybody think it’s possible to out-socialize the institutions of this entire system without revolution?”

In the immediate wake of the Ray Rice/NFL scandal, this video clip of Sunsara Taylor's comments at a 2013 panel discussion has been picked up and re-blogged at many sites, and her comments remain timely today. Read more and watch the clip

Unleashing the Fury of Women at the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Celebrations Nationwide

September 29, 2014. In recent weeks in cities across the country (Los Angeles, Seattle, Berkeley, Chicago, and New York City), celebrations have been held to welcome back the courageous Abortion Rights Freedom Riders. These are over two dozen volunteers—ages 17 to 71—who put their lives on hold, traveled to Texas, and braved the blazing August heat, brutality and arrest, attack not only from anti-abortion forces but also from some very vicious "pro-choice" forces, to resist the greatest round of abortion clinic closures to hit a single state since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in 1973. Read more

A Report from a Rider on the Los Angeles Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Celebration

Break the Chains!  Unleash the Fury of Women as a Mighty Force for Revolution!

September 29, 2014. Read more

Cecily McMillan: “Bring voices back to those who have had their voices taken away”

October 6, 2014. A talk given by Cecily McMillan at the August 2, 2014, New York City kick-off meeting for the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. She had recently gotten out of Rikers Island prison after serving 58 days for an Occupy Wall Street case in which she was attacked and sexually abused by the NYPD. Read more

Societal Abuse of Women—One Day, One Section, New York Times

September 22, 2014. Read more

In a World of Rape and Violence Against Women: Bringing Out Revolution and the Leadership of Bob Avakian

September 15, 2014. This correspondence addresses overall lessons in going out broadly into all streams of society and bringing out the need for revolution and the leadership of Bob Avakian, and it speaks in important ways to the question of violence against women and where it comes from, questions that are—or need to be—debated out and acted upon even more fully in the wake of the video of Ray Rice knocking Janay Palmer unconscious. Read more

1 in 3 women poster

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A powerful new artistic work by Alice Walker


September 15, 2014. For the Month of Resistance: A poem dedicated to Carl Dix and Cornel West. Read more

Stop Patriarchy Protester: Don't Give Up the Fight for Abortion Rights

September 15. I protested because I feel responsible to act on what I know to be true. The closure of abortion clinics nationwide must be stopped because without the right to decide for themselves when and whether to have a child, women cannot be free. Read more

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency

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Abortion rights fact sheetFact sheet from Stop Patriarchy:

Did you know?

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster

Updated August 31, 2014

It is urgent that everyone act now to stop this war on women. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement.

Right now: Women across the country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort using dangerous methods. Many more are forced to give birth to unwanted children and are trapped in abusive relationships, driven (deeper) into poverty, or are separated at birth from a baby they can’t care for. This is the future for all women if these attacks are not resisted and defeated!

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Stop Patriarchy Organizer's Kit

An important resource features 13 simple things that people can do—on their own or with others—to have a real impact in building this fight, along with step-by-step breakdowns of how to go about each of these things. And it encourages and provides a way for people to stay in touch with the movement, raising questions, making suggestions, and sharing and popularizing advanced experience across the country. Get started today

Project Censored Radio Show

Why Even "Left Wing" Media Censored the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

September 15, 2014. Rush transcript from the September 2, 2014 Project Censored Radio Show hosted by Mickey Huff and Dr. Peter Phillips (which airs on the progressiveradionetwork.com out of New York City). Sunsara Taylor is from StopPatriarchy.org and revcom.us and Dennis Trainor is from Acronym TV.

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On the imprisonment of Jennifer Whalen:

This is not the first time women have been condemned to prison for protecting themselves or their loved ones. THIS MUST STOP NOW!

Posted September 19, 2014. Read more.


Judge Rules Against Further Abortion Clinic Closures in Texas

A statement from StopPatriarchy.org and the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

August 29, 2014. Read more

A Statement from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA (RCP)

To all those who truly do want to see an end to the outrages and abuses coming down on people... and to the slanderers, the haters, the opportunists, and worse. Read more

Every Hour, Every Minute, Every Fifteen Seconds: Violence Against Women

September 15, 2014. Read more

An Incident on the Train

September 22, 2014. Read more

Stop Patriarchy and Pink House Defenders

5th Circuit Court, New Orleans

NPR Interviews Stop Patriarchy during first day of court appeal on HB2

Posted September 18, 2014. Read more

"No Solutions" in Gender Studies—One Solution for Humanity

September 15, 2014. Read more

That Look: The Final Day of the Week of Defiance

Posted September 6, 2014. I got the call outside of Governor Rick Perry's mansion on Friday, August 29. It was nearly 5 pm. The clock had ticked incredibly slowly that day, and there we were, for the seventh time, at the culmination of weeks of struggle, protest, and exposure. The person on the other end of the phone said, "The judge ruled. He blocked the law. The clinics won't close on Monday, but the Attorney General is going to appeal it." I felt a combination of cautious relief and determination. Read more

On Bob Avakian: Far-Sighted Revolutionary Leadership vs. Gutter-Level Wrecking and Disregard for the Truth

Response from Sunsara Taylor to the unprincipled attacks on BA. Posted August 18, 2014. Read more

Percolation from a Reader:

Some Thoughts Preparing to Head out on the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

August 24. Read more

Supreme Court Brings Back the 1950s, Allows Corporations to Deny Birth Control Coverage

by Sunsara Taylor

As a result of the Supreme Court decision on Monday, June 30, women across this country can now be denied the ability to safely and affordably prevent unplanned pregnancies because of the Dark Ages religious beliefs of their employers. Read more

Protesting the Supreme Court Decision: They're Coming for Our Birth Control!

Reports and photos from some of the protests following the June 30 Supreme Court decision. Read more

8/27/14 Flash: Sunsara Taylor & 4 Other Abortion Rights Freedom Riders Arrested in Austin, TX

August 27. Sunsara Taylor and four other members of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride: Ground Zero Texas 2014, were arrested on Wednesday, August 27, in Austin, Texas. Sunsara and other Freedom Riders courageously marched into the middle of Guadalupe St., bordering the campus of the University of Texas where 50,000 or so students just started class this week. When the Freedom Riders boldly went across Guadalupe St., a chaotic, swirling scene quickly disrupted the normalcy of business as usual as far as the eye could see. Read more

August 25 - September 1
Week of Defiance

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014: GROUND ZERO TEXAS

Message to Ferguson from Chicago Slutwalk

Chicago: Slutwalk Connects with Fighters in Ferguson

On Saturday, August 23, in Chicago close to 1,000 people came out to Slutwalk 2014.
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Correspondence from Chicago Revolution Club:

Women Are Not Bitches, Ho's, or Punching Bags… Women Are Full Human Beings

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August 9th-10th

Break ALL the Chains! Celebrations

Photos, Videos and Testimonials from Cultural Celebrations… Dinners… Picnics Across the Country, Hosted by BA Everywhere

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At the Heart of Celebrating Break ALL the Chains: A New Palm Card—BAsics 3:22

“You cannot break all the chains, except one...”

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From the Stop Patriarchy blog

Scientific Sex Ed

Posted August 17, 2014. While talking to people in front of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas a man started yelling at us from across the street, “Close your legs! Close your legs! Close your legs!” …..this is not the first time we have heard this sentiment, and these kind of comments. Across the country, from NYC, to Wichita, and now in Texas, we’ve heard this kind of argument against abortion. Things like “Women gotta be ready to have the baby every time they have sex” or “If you make a mistake, if you have sex, you have to suffer the consequences!” FUCK all that. Read more

Supreme Court Greenlights Cruel Hateful Intimidation of Women

In its decision June 26 banning sidewalk buffer zones outside abortion clinics—areas around clinic entrances where anti-abortion protesters are not allowed—the Supreme Court of the U.S. said that these zones impeded the rights of those who wish to “engage in personal, caring, consensual conversations with women about various alternatives.” Read more

Three Lessons on the Anniversary of Wendy Davis's Filibuster of Anti-Abortion Restrictions

by Sunsara Taylor

In many cities across Texas, celebrations are being organized on July 25 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Wendy Davis's filibuster of the anti-abortion bill SB5. Read more

Check It Out

Obvious Child

The new film by Gillian Robespierre, which bills itself as "An Abortion Comedy," is a breath of fresh air and a lot of fun. Read more

Room to Breathe: Breaking the Chains, Unleashing the Imagination, and Taking Responsibility for a World Without Patriarchy

from a reader

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Stop Patriarchy Makes a Splash at Warped Tour in Houston!

The Warped Tour is a music festival touring the U.S. this summer. Check out this video of images from the Stop Patriarchy booth—including on-the-spot statements of support for the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.

Abortion factsheet poster Read online | Download JPG for web.

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Interview with Sunsara Taylor

"The right to abortion is hanging by a thread"

"Right now in this country, it is no exaggeration to say that the right to abortion is hanging by a thread. In many places it’s out of the reach of women’s ability to access safely or affordably or at all. And the momentum and the trajectory of the restrictions, of the stigma, of the laws that have been passed are such that the closure of clinics, the closure of access, the terror against abortion providers is escalating. And the future for all women’s ability to access abortion is really being determined right now, it’s really at stake." Read more

On the Santa Barbara Mass Killings:

How Long Will Women Face Violence, Terror, Rape and Oppression?


by Sunsara Taylor

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Reflections on “#YesAllWomen”

by T. Redtree

The spring 2014 school year wound down with a mounting number of female students coming forward to testify about their experience with campus rape and to protest the callous failure of universities to acknowledge and address this. Then last week Elliot Rodger unleashed his murdering retribution against women, which also took the lives of four male students in Isla Vista, California. Read more

UCSB, Feminism and Porn

by Gail Dines

I have been a radical feminist for as long as I can remember. As I witness the marginalization of radical feminism in the cultural discourse, in publishing, and in women’s studies programs, I see the feminist movement I once loved become powerless to explain what is happening to women—especially the horrific levels of violence against women. This failure has reached a new level following the massacre by Elliot Rodger of students at UC Santa Barbara. Read more

Reports from: #YesAllWomen—From the Tweets into the Streets!

Updated June 7. Speak-outs, rallies, and protests were held in cities including Isla Vista, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia, and Portland. We are posting readers' reports as they come in. Read more

“Human Nature” and the Santa Barbara Killings

from a reader

The blatantly woman-hating killings in Santa Barbara and the widespread outrage in response have shined a light on the misogyny that permeates the culture as a whole. There is a toxic strain about “human nature” in the internet circles which influenced Elliot Rodger’s deadly rage towards all women. Read more

Speaking Out About the Santa Barbara Mass Murder

Various Voices from the Movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women, posted on the Stop Patriarchy blog

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Watch the Abortion Rights Emergency Action Webcast Here

from Stop Patriarchy • Friday, April 11

Recording of webcast streamed Friday, April 11, 7 pm EDT

Watch video of April 11 program in San Francisco

Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency

On April 11, a "Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency" at the Women's Building in San Francisco’s Mission District, brought together professors, providers, artists, activists, the voices of women from both pre and post Roe v. Wade generations, and an audience of 60 people. Speakers included Dr. Malcolm Potts, an eminent reproductive scientist and scholar who has done extensive work in the Third World; Kelly Hammargren, curator of a recent prestigious art show about abortion rights and abortion stories; Somer Loen, president of SF NOW; Rachel Martin, history professor; Alexandria Petersburg, a Stop Patriarchy leader; and others. Watch the video

Revolution Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson

"Chasing the Abortion"

Updated May 16, 2014. Recently, Revolution/revcom.us had the opportunity to interview Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the four heroic abortion providers in the U.S. who openly provide much-needed third trimester abortions. Previously we published the beginning part of the interview, where she discusses what people need to know about the importance of and need for third-trimester abortions. The full interview is now available here. Read more

White House Calls 1 in 5 College Women Raped “Complex” and Calls for More Surveys
Actually, It's Very Simple: We Need Revolution!

by Sunsara Taylor. At the end of April, the White House announced with much fanfare the results of a 90-day investigation into sexual assault on college campuses. Read more

Sexual Assault Running Rampant in the U.S. Military: Not a Deviation from "Military Values"—Right in Line with Patriarchy!

Any military is a concentration of the world it is fighting for. While some may say that the rampant abuse and violation of the bodies, minds, and reputations of female soldiers is somehow in conflict with the values of the U.S. military, in fact the opposite is true. The role of this military is to enforce and extend to all corners of the earth what that power is actually all about, including patriarchy, the systemic enslavement and domination of women by men. Read more

New York, April 12April 11-12:

Powerful Actions to Respond to the Abortion Rights Emergency

Hundreds took part in speak-outs and protests organized by the movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Cleveland to respond to the intensifying abortion rights emergency.
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San Francisco, April 12, 2014. Photo: Special to Revolution» San Francisco, April 11 & 12: "The Blood of Women Is on THEIR Hands!"
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» Confronting the Abortion Rights Emergency in LA
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» Pledging to RESIST the War on Women in Seattle
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San Francisco, April 12» The Pledge to Defend Abortion Rights and Defeat the War on Women was read by groups of people at these actions.

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Marge Piercy Speaks Out About Her Illegal Abortion and the Importance of Abortion Rights

Recorded to be part of the Emergency Speakout for Abortion Rights on April 11, 2014 at Advent Lutheran Church in New York City, 7pm EDT and webcast nationally.

“The energy of hate in that place was palpable...”

Susan Cahill speaks out after the destruction of her Montana family clinic, which provided abortions

On March 3, All Families Healthcare, a Montana clinic that provides abortions, was so severely vandalized that it has been forced to close down indefinitely. This took place against a backdrop of the most relentless escalation of restrictions against abortion and clinic closures since Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion 41 years ago. Across the country, the right and ability to access abortion hangs by a thread. Sunsara Taylor speaks with Susan Cahill, the owner and advanced-level clinician who provided abortions and other services at the family clinic. Read more

Major Step in Further Breaking Down Separation of Church and State:

Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Prayer in Town Meetings

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 5 that it is constitutional for legislative bodies to begin their meetings with religious prayers. This ruling overturned an appeals court decision against an upstate New York town council that had started every meeting with a ceremonious prayer—in almost every instance, an overtly Christian prayer. Read more

Hearne, Texas: Cop Murders 93-Year-Old Woman

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Boko Haram, Campus Rape, AND REVOLUTION

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The Boston Women's Conference: What Interests Are Served by Trying to Shut Down Revolution

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Sunsara Taylor on Abortion Rights Emergency Actions April 11 & 12, 2014

bloody coat hangerAbortion Rights Emergency!

National Speak-outs/Webcast and PROTESTS
April 11 & 12th

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. WE MUST ACT TO STOP THIS NOW!

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Clinic Closures, Terror, and the True Emergency Facing Abortion Rights

It's WORSE Than You Think—We Must Act to Stop It NOW!

Sunsara Taylor on the need to stop the assault on women's right to abortion, and the actions being called by Stop Patriarchy on April 11 and 12 to resist this war on women.

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From Stop Patriarchy:
A call for YOU to get involved in organizing...

Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women

April 11: Public Programs
April 12: Bloody Coat-Hangers Street Actions

The Blood of Women Is on Their Hands!
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!

Download PDF flier (updated March 21)

Click here for list of planned activities around the country

From a young revolutionary and member of Stop Patriarchy:

An Open Letter to My Generation

Don't Sleepwalk Through the War on Women!
Join in Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women, April 11-12

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Download PDF flier (with fact sheet on the back)

They Are Coming For Our Birth Control!

From Stop Patriarchy. We are engaged in a war here in this very country. Women’s rights are undergoing a multipronged attack every day. Read more

It's On Us to STOP the War On Women! – International Women's Day 2014

The Whole Damn System is Guilty, Free Marissa Alexander!

In the case of Marissa Alexander, a Black woman in the state of Florida, the system sentenced her to TWENTY years in prison. Her crime? Firing off a warning shot, which killed NO ONE, in order to stop the attack against her by her abusive and estranged husband, who had threatened to kill her earlier that day. Read more

Boston University Humanists Take on Rape Culture

From a reader. Early in February a small group of students at Boston University took a very important and principled stand that is now having reverberations far beyond their campus. After hearing that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” concert tour had been scheduled for Boston University’s campus at Agganis Arena on March 4, the Humanists of Boston University said no. Read more

The Crimes Against Women at Tutwiler Prison

In May 2012, Equal Justice Initiative filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department, calling for a quick and thorough federal investigation into widespread sexual abuse of women prisoners by male guards at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Read more

Interview with Attorney Charlotte Morrison

Rampant Sexual Abuse of Women at Tutwiler Prison for Women in Alabama

Revolution speaks with Charlotte Morrison, senior attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative, about the widespread abuse of women prisoners by guards at Tutwiler prison in Alabama. Read more

International Women's Day, 2014

The Heart in Orange Is the New Black

Li Onesto on the best-selling book and critically acclaimed Netflix series. Read more

NFL Bullying Report: We Knew It, but It’s Even More Outrageous Than That

The NFL (National Football League) released its “The Wells Report,” on the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying incidents, and we are finding out that it’s even more outrageous than what we knew when this first surfaced several months ago. Read more

Cheers to Football Player Michael Sam: “I’m African American, and I’m Gay”

Michael Sam, the University of Missouri All-American and Southeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year, came out two weeks ago. He’s the first current football player to openly proclaim that he is gay, and he will be entering the National Football League next season. Read more

One Billion Rising, February 14, 2014

Questions About "Feminist Porn," the Nature of Truth, "Sex Work," and Socialism Encountered on a Liberal Arts College Campus

by Sunsara Taylor
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What I Learned in Reading Ardea Skybreak's Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps and Why I Strongly Recommend This Book to Others

A reader writes about the way Ardea Skybreak uses science as a method of getting at what is actually true, using all available evidence and drawing conclusions from that.  And this is something that is not just science that can be applied to this topic, but to be continuously utilized in understanding anything and everything else. Read more

A Note from Ardea Skybreak to the Shulamith Firestone Memorial Conference

"I am particularly encouraged by your appreciation of, and emphasis on, the importance of theory. This is all too rare in the world today."

Correspondence from Ardea Skybreak, author of The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, to the October 2013 Shulamith Firestone Women's Liberation Memorial Conference on What Is to Be Done. Read more


The Battle for Abortion at the Clinic Doors

First-hand account about confronting fascist anti-abortionists at a clinic—not in a place like Mississippi but in New York City.

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Sunsara Taylor speaks about the abortion rights emergency

with Abby Martin on RT TV's "Breaking the Set" (starting at 20:26)

The Silent Stereotype

A reflection from someone who recently got involved in Stop Patriarchy

No, I don’t have that much of an unusual life.  Pretty stereotypical in fact.  The crazy father, the abused mother, the favored older brother.  I can’t remember a time where I didn’t feel like something was just not right. Read more

Check out the movie Don Jon!
Cheers to writer, director and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt

I have to admit, when I first saw the previews I thought, “Oh great, another movie that normalizes porn by treating it like a joke: boys will be boys, men will be men, and cool girls understand.” After all, way more porn comes out of Hollywood than feature films, and TV shows from “Friends” to “30 Rock” use porn as a punch line. Was I ever wrong. Read more

Whose Porn, Whose Feminism?

This article was sent to Revolution in response to the article "On the Idea and Promotion of Feminist Porn," and addresses the same topic. We are reposting it with permission from the author. Read more

The Abortion Rights Emergency and the Myth of “Protection from the Courts”

For far too long, pro-choice people have looked at the courts in this country as the final “firewall” protecting abortion rights.... This is wrong on a number of levels. Read more

Standing Up for Abortion on Demand and Without Apology on Roe v. Wade 41st Anniversary

See reports and analysis. Learn more and get involved.

Report from Stop Patriarchy's New York City 2014 Kick-Off Celebration and Dinner

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On the Idea & Promotion of "Feminist Porn"

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Pussy Riot’s Revolt Against a Revolting Culture

Pussy Riot and the global storm they stirred up reflects the depth and sweep of fury over the status of women in today’s world, the state of that world overall, and a refusal to accept this.

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U.S.-Russia Tension on Display at the Winter Olympics

LGBT Oppression and Repression: Who’s Calling Who Intolerant?

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Responding to the Abortion Rights Emergency and Debating the Way Forward, reflections from a panel at Brooklyn College

by Sunsara Taylor

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Showdown Around Abortion Rights Intensifies: Stop Patriarchy Leads Defiant Protest Against the Walk for Forced Motherhood

From a member of the Revolution Club and Stop Patriarchy. As the anti-abortion movement surges forward on a wave of recently passed legislation that leaves women across the country desperate and trapped in unwanted pregnancies, the movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org), led a loud and spirited, uncompromising protest against the 10th annual anti-abortion march in San Francisco.

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Abortion Rights: In a State of Emergency

Download: PDF for print | JPG for web

The New York Times Sounds the Alarm on the War on Women, Then Promptly Sends Everyone Back to Sleep
Why We Must Not Rely on the Courts, the Legislatures or the Ballot Box?

A polemic by Sunsara Taylor on a recent New York Times editorial on abortion

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One Billion Rising for Justice: Forging a Worldwide Community of Resistance to Women's Oppression

One Billion Rising for Justice is a very positive international manifestation against the abuse of women. It takes place on February 14 this year.

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Fighting for Abortion Rights in Mississippi and Albuquerque

Stop Patriarchy called for people from all over the country to stand up for abortion rights in two key places in the country where the battle over abortion was most concentrated—in Jackson, MS from Oct. 29-Nov. 6 and in Albuquerque, NM from Nov. 15-17, 2013.

Read reports, see videos & photos.
Learn more and get involved!

She Who Tells a Story

Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

From a Reader

Out of the cauldron of war, invasions, and occupations, Obama’s drones & the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism—out of resistance to Islamic theocracy in Iran, the Arab Spring and the subsequent military coup in Egypt—comes an exhibition of brave and insightful work by 12 photographers.

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The Tragedy of Jahi McMath and the Campaign to Promote Superstition and Anti-Science

From a reader

A really horrible situation has unfolded in Oakland, California, in recent weeks around the situation of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, who was declared brain dead after suffering cardiac arrest.

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Raising Funds for BA Everywhere from Recent Donors to the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

From a reader

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Blaming the Victims Doesn't Solve the Baby Mamas/Baby Daddies Problem

by Carl Dix

We don't have to accept the terms of the system, with baby mamas & baby daddies becoming the norm for parenting. And millions of children raised in poverty and facing high drop-out rates with prison looming in too many of their futures.

Things don't have to be this way.

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Why I'm A Godless Communist and Why You Should Be One Too!

A Report on Talking to Students at a Small Midwestern College about Casting Off Religion, Liberating Women, and Emancipating Humanity

by Sunsara Taylor

They [the secular student group on campus] were excited to expose students to a more radical perspective and I was very excited to speak to and learn from these students and others.... I spoke about how I became an atheist and then a communist and the ways that patriarchy (the domination of women by men) is woven into Christianity as well as every other major religion in the world today. I got into many of the other harms of religion, both the specific harmful content of biblical morality as well as the way it trains people to not think critically, and I argued for science, a scientific approach to knowing and changing the world. Read more

Between the pope and the pornographer...

Standing with Sasha and Against Bigotry

By a reader in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Oakland, California. On a public bus ride home from high school one afternoon in early November, Luke “Sasha” Fleischman was catching a little nap. Sasha woke up on fire! Was there a terrible accident with the fuel tank of the bus rupturing and spilling flammable liquid through the bus which subsequently lighted—a terrible disaster? No. Another human being set the sleeping 18-year-old Sasha on fire, then got off the bus and ran. Read more

Kanye West Needs to Learn the Difference Between the Cry of Rebellion of the Slave (New or Old) and the Frustrated Rage of the Wannabe New Slave Master


by Sunsara Taylor and Carl Dix

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Statement from Sunsara Taylor on November 20, 2013

Congratulations are in order for all who raised their voices, donated money, and went into the streets to defeat the outrageous proposed 20-week ban on abortions in Albuquerque yesterday! This is a win not only for the women of Albuquerque, or even just for the women of New Mexico. Your work has won a victory for women, and the men and others who value women's freedom, all over the country as two out of only four doctors in the country who provide late-term abortions practice in Albuquerque.

On the same day, however, the Supreme Court allowed to stand a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court in New Orleans which forced as many as 15 clinics to close altogether or to stop providing abortions to women who need them throughout Texas while the legal challenges to a completely bogus law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals works its way through the courts.

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In this #AbortionRightsEmergency … what will you do?

Sit on the sidelines? Hypothesize & criticize? Bury your head in the sand? Rely on the official political process which has buckled under the force of the anti-abortion movement? Or stand up, expose and oppose their illegitimacy, and fight unapologetically for abortion rights?! TODAY would not be a minute too soon.

From StopPatriarchy.org

Five Things Everyone Should Know About Albuquerque's Proposed Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks of Pregnancy

On November 19, people in the city of Albuquerque will vote on whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The very fact that a fundamental right of women—the right to abortion at whatever point in her pregnancy and for whatever reason she decides—can be put up for a vote is entirely illegitimate and reveals something profoundly wrong with the system that rules over us. Read more.

We Condemn the New Federal Ruling Which Will Immediately Shut Down Abortion Care at Many Clinics in Texas
We Appeal to All Who Care About Women: We Must Resist Now!

A statement issued by Sunsara Taylor, on behalf of StopPatriarchy.org

November 1, 2013

StopPatriarchy.org condemns in the strongest possible terms the outrageous ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on October 31 which will have the effect of immediately closing down abortion services at as many as 13 clinics throughout Texas! That this ruling came just three days after a federal judge had blocked the implementation of a new Texas law that would require abortion doctors to have arrangements to admit patients with local hospitals shows how extreme and intense the fight is right now over the direction of abortion rights—and the lives of women—throughout this country.

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Now Available:

The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride Report


Abortion Rights Freedom Ride reportThis past summer, nearly two dozen people loaded into vans and drove from both coasts and down the middle of the country, stopping in 15 states over the course of a month in response to the nationwide state of emergency facing abortion and reproductive rights. They set out to launch a national counteroffensive to the war on women, to reclaim the moral high ground by declaring Abortion on Demand and Without Apology, and to bring forward a movement of resistance that breaks free of the killing confines of official politics. Major advances were made on all of these fronts and critical lessons were learned. Download the report (PDF)

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This summer's Abortion Rights Freedom Ride made The Progressive magazine's list of "The Top 5 Moments in 2013's War on Women" where they look back and "remember some of the highest highs and the lowest lows."

Un-Blurring the Lines: On Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, and the MTV Video Music Awards...and the Need for a Culture of Revolt Against a Revolting Culture

A reader offers some thinking on "the many levels at which this whole incident, including most of the terms of 'debate' around it, reveals the need for a culture of revolt against this truly revolting culture."

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Freedom Ride Routes

Revolution Interview with Sunsara Taylor

Abortion Rights Freedom Ride

From both coasts, and through the middle of the country

Sunsara Taylor talks about the plans for the Abortion on Demand and Without Apology Freedom Ride set to begin in July, the emergency situation threatening abortion rights, where the oppression of women comes from, why unleashing the fury of women is essential to revolution as a whole, and other crucial questions.

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Abortion Rights Are at a Crossroads:

This Is NOT a Time to Lay Low—It Is Time for Massive Uncompromising Struggle!

From Sunsara Taylor and David Gunn Jr.: "Across the country, people are waking up to the state of emergency facing the right to abortion... If we do not reverse this trajectory now, we will condemn future generations of women and girls to forced motherhood, to lives of open enslavement, terror, and life-crushing shame..."

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Abortion Rights Freedom Ride!

Why I'm Going

A young woman writes about her decision to go on the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.

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An Open Letter
To the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program and the Hampshire Community

April 24, 2013

We are outraged at the illegitimate, immoral and dangerous decision made by CLPP organizers, including CLPP Director Mia Sullivan, to use police to eject us from your conference under threat of arrest simply for peacefully advocating an anti-pornography position to those who approached us at our own organizational table.

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What's the Real Deal About the Hampshire CLPP Reproductive Freedom Conference Using Police to Eject Stop Patriarchy From Their Conference Under Threat of Arrest?

April 25, 2013

On April 12, 2013 eight members of the movement to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women (StopPatriarchy.org) traveled up to Hampshire college to take part in the annual conference sponsored by the program for Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) called "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice, Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom."

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Letter from Prisoner:

Defending the Right to Abortion, and Transforming People for Revolution

...after reading one of the recent issues of Revolution geared toward the abolishment of patriarchism, and promoting Abortion on Demand, this brother came up to me and said He feels that line to be morally Incorrect. He says he feels this way not only because he's a Christian, but the fact that a potential life is being murdered doesn't sit well with him. He said that a woman should be more responsible and keep her legs closed if she doesn't want to have a baby.... Now, at this point I really want to go upside his HEAD. I actually felt a slight rage come over my entire body..... keeping my cool, and being flexible, I kindly ask the brother if he at least felt that a woman should have the right to choose to terminate their pregnancy or not?...

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"The Future of Women Depends on Us"

Sunsara Taylor at Revolution Books NYC January 15, 2013


Sunsara Taylor on pornography and the military—
From the Q&A at New York University on February 23, 2010.

Sunsara Taylor's national campus speaking tour: "From the Burkha to the Thong: Everything Must, and Can, Change—WE NEED TOTAL REVOLUTION!"


Michael Slate interview (5/22/13) with Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper and the initiator of StopPatriarchy.org, and Jordan Davis, Revolution Club, New York City.

Taylor and Davis discuss the eviction of StopPatriarchy.org from a conference titled "From Abortion Rights to Social Justice, Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom." Organizers of the conference held at Hampshire College called the police to surround and remove the anti-patriarchy and anti-pornography activists from the conference. Taylor and Davis expose the politics behind this move and the danger it poses for the movement, insisting that higher standards need to be in place.

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA: At CLPP Conference:
"From Abortion Rights to Social Justice:
Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom"

ALERT! Condemn CLPP's Use of Police to Shut Down Critical Debate

CLPP Called on Police to escort StopPatriarchy.org
organizers out of conference under threat of arrest.

Report from April 25 National Campus Day of Action for Abortion on Demand & Without Apology

April 28, 2013

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APRIL 25, 2013
National Campus Day of Action

Wear Stickers, Speak Out, Raise Awareness!

Fetuses are NOT babies!
Women are NOT incubators!
Abortion is NOT murder!


...2011 and 2012 saw a RECORD number of restrictions on abortion across the country, and already this year there are 278 bills introduced to further restrict abortion?

...97% of rural counties have no abortion provider?

...several states have only ONE abortion clinic, and starting August 1 in North Dakota (to give just one example), abortion will be illegal at around 6 weeks? That's before most women know they are pregnant!

...over 80% of clinics that provide abortions have experienced violence, threats, harassment? And that 8 abortion providers and staff have been KILLED by anti-abortion violence?

It is WRONG to force women to have children against their will.
Forced motherhood is female enslavement.
Women are NOT breeders.
Women are HUMAN BEINGS, capable of full equality in every realm.

CONTACT US: StopPatriarchy@gmail.com
Let us know what you'll be doing on April 25


April 14, 2013

On the evening of Saturday, April 13 at the CLPP (Civil Liberties & Public Policy) conference, several conference attendees approached the StopPatriarchy.org table with our Call to Action in hand to argue against our condemnation of the sex industry and pornography. We welcomed this argument and got into a lively debate. However, instead of engaging our critique of the social harm caused by pornography and the selling of women's bodies for sex (how reducing women to sex objects through porn is the "mirror opposite" of reducing women to breeders through denying abortion), these people took offense to the fact that we dared to make this analysis.

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Plans, Reports and Photos Straight from the Week of Action for Abortion Rights from DC and SF

Check frequently for updates on the week of action called by the End Pornography and Patriarchy campaign to fight for abortion rights on the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Join us in DC for the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 20-26, 2012, Week of Action to Defend Abortion & Defeat the War on Women

We Won't Go Back!
Defeat the War on Women!


From Delhi to Ohio and Around the World:
If You Are Not Fighting Rape, You Are Condoning It!
We Need Revolution and a Whole New World!

by Sunsara Taylor
Posted January 7, 2013

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November 17:
People Take to the Streets Against Pornography and Patriarchy

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Activists from around the country came to NYC for 10 days, August 4-14, to Take Patriarchy by Storm and to launch the movement throughout society to End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women. Above: in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC.



In front of a porn store downtown NYC, also during the ten days of Take Patriarchy by Storm from August 4-14, 2012.
Photo: Li Onesto/Revolution


Go to stoppatriarchy. org to read more about this movement.







War on Women poster