From the Burkha to the Thong: Everything Must, and Can, Change! WE NEED TOTAL REVOLUTION

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Sunsara Taylor begins national campus speaking tour - see her video

Sunsara will be speaking at NYU on Feb 23, University of Chicago on March 3rd, and dates at UCLA and UC Berkeley and possibly other schools to be announced.

http://sunsara.blogspot.com/2010/02/announcing-from-burkha-to-thong.html

If you are a woman, your body is a battleground. Spin the globe. Anywhere you look women are being held down and slammed backwards, objectified and degraded.  Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper, will make the case for why there is no biological, god-given, or man made reason why things have to remain this way — and how this can change through revolution and through a movement for revolution starting now.  

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At New York University on February Tickets: $10-20, free for students with I.D.   Sponsored by Revolution Books. Info: 212-691-3345, contact: sunsara_tour@yahoo.com.  Find Sunsara Taylor on youtube and Facebook.

Radio Broadcasts: The Morality of the Right to Abortion and the Immorality of Those Who Oppose It

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For the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, watch and spread these penetrating radio programs celebrating the right to abortion, celebrating the doctors and health care providers who risk their lives every day to provide women access to this essential right, and examining the state of abortion rights today.  Both Include critically important discussion of the changing moral discourse surrounding abortion.

For the 38th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, watch and spread these penetrating radio programs celebrating the right to abortion, celebrating the doctors and health care providers who risk their lives every day to provide women access to this essential right, and examining the state of abortion rights today.  Includes critically important discussion of the changing moral discourse surrounding abortion.

The Morality of Abortion and the Immorality of Those Who Would Force Women to Bear Children Against Their Will

http://archive.wbai.org/files/mp3/110122_150001etff.MP3

Originally broadcast on WBAI-Pacifica radio in NY on Sat. Jan. 22, and hosted by Sunsara Taylor, the program begins with Dr. Leroy Carhart, one of the few doctors left who provides second trimester abortions.  After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, Dr. Carhart stepped out even further – and became targeted by the anti-choice fascists as “enemy # 1” – by declaring that he will continue to serve the women who need abortions in his area.  Further, he has expanded his practice to Baltimore and is working to train more doctors in later term abortion services.

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Then, the show features a three way conversation between:

Merle Hoffman, the President and Founder of Choices Women’s Medical Center and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of On the Issues Magazine.  She has been on the front lines providing abortions since 1971 and an outspoken activist and women’s rights advocate.

Debra Sweet, the National Director of World Can’t Wait.  She was central to organizing clinic defense against Operation Rescue across the country throughout the 90’s and continues to expose and mobilize against the attacks on women’s right to abortion and the providers who serve them.

Carole Joffe, author of “Dispatches From the Abortion Wars: The Cost of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us,” as well as, “Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion Before and After Roe V. Wade.”

Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper and sits on the National Advisory Board of World Can’t Wait.

 

Another powerful Roe v. Wade anniversary radio show – Jan. 21st broadcast of

The Michael Slate Show on WPFK-Pacifica L.A.

http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/mp3/kpfk_110121_100012bts_michael.MP3

Michael’s guests include Carole Joffe, author of Dispatches from the Abortion Wars, speaking on the impact of the war on abortion rights.

Jessica Arons, RHRealitycheck.org, on the impact of the Hyde Amendment on women, especially women of color.

Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper, on the morality of the right to abortion, and the immorality of those who oppose it. 

“Offensive” says NYU’s newspaper about anti-Tebow OpEd

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Read the OpEd piece by Sunsara Taylor and alum Janai Garfinkel that Washington Square News editor called "offensive" and overturned the decision to publish last week. 

OpEd is below.
ALSO: Sunsara Taylor will be speaking on Tuesday, February. 23 on 
"From the Burkha to the Thong: Everything Must, and Can, Change! WE NEED TOTAL REVOLUTION!" at the Cantor Film Center – NYU
36 East 8th Street, Manhattan, 7-9:30 pm  tkts: $10-20, free for students w/I.D.
here’s the OpEd:

Anti-Abortion Ad has No Place in College Sports or National Television

This weekend, CBS will air an anti-abortion ad from Focus on the Family featuring college football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam Tebow, during the Superbowl.

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This is in spite of CBS’s long-standing policy to reject “advocacy.”  Last year they rejected an ad welcoming gays and lesbians into the United Church of Christ.

Tim and Pam Tebow’s story is that during her pregnancy with him, her doctor suggested she consider abortion due to possible health risks.  Her claim to fame is that she refused to even consider abortion and ended up with a healthy baby who grew up to be a huge college football star.

But, as Joy Behar pointed out on The View, Tim Tebow could just as easily could have grown up to be a rapist pedophile.

On a deeper level, there’s no inherent value in risking one’s life for a pregnancy. Fetuses are not people.  They have the potential to become people, but until they are born, they are a subordinate part of a woman’s body.  If she decides to terminate that pregnancy, for whatever reason, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  If a woman does have a child and it grows up to do great things, that doesn’t validate her any more than if it does terrible things that means she has failed.

The only framework in which it makes sense to celebrate a woman for risking her life to have a child is if you are stuck in the Dark Ages.  You know, back in the day when a woman’s worth was reducible to the “quality” of children she bore to her husband and master.

Not surprisingly, that is exactly the framework that Tim and Pam Tebow and Focus on the Family are in.  They are Biblical literalists.  That means they believe it is a woman’s job to make babies and obey men.  If you don’t believe us, read it in the Bible.  In 1 Timothy 2:13-16 that “god” explains the curse put on women for “deceiving” Adam in the “Garden of Eden” and how we can only be saved if we bear children.

This is why Focus on the Family is not only against abortion, they are against birth control!  Further, they think being gay is an abomination and they believe the earth is only 6000 years old.

The problem is not just that CBS decided to take this ad and are denying other ads, although that is hypocritical.  The problem is that this particular view of women has no place in any decent society.  It doesn’t belong in college football, it doesn’t belong on the SuperBowl, it doesn’t belong in politics, it doesn’t belong in this millennium.

Women are not breeders.  We are not lesser beings.  We are not objects created for the sexual pleasure of men.  We are human beings, capable of participating fully and equally in every realm of human endeavor.  It is time that we be portrayed as such.

signed,

Janai Garfinkel, NYU Graduate 2000

and

Sunsara Taylor