In today’s Huffington Post, reporter Emma Gray sympathetically covers National Women’s Liberation and Redstockings‘ revitalization of vintage 1969 “This Oppresses Women” stickers in a campaign to fight sexist advertising and street harassment. In Gray’s article “‘This Oppresses Women’ Stickers Give Body-Shaming Ads The Edit They So Desperately Need,” she frames the campaign as raising “public consciousness surrounding the ways advertisements contribute to a culture of sexual harassment and over-sexualization of women.”
Not only has the public response begun to escalate on social media with the Huffington Post article and #thisoppresseswomen on twitter and instagram, but one National Women’s Liberation organizer found evidence of an unknown independent activist managing to plant a graffitti version of the sticker in a highly visible but difficult to reach spot at New York City’s Union Square subway station.
Email NWL if you missed the last meeting, but would still like to get involved this summer – firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be handing out more copies of our stickers at the next NWL meeting at the Brooklyn Commons on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm.
Share your photos of “This Oppresses Women” slogans slapped on sexist advertisements and images with #thisoppresseswomen. And keep up with the Redstockings and NWL facebook pages for even more conversations, debates, and updates on our actions.