Feminist Protesters Demonstrate at Suffragette Premiere

October 26, 2015

“More than a hundred feminist protesters jumped the barriers onto the red carpet at the premiere of Suffragette in Leicester Square. Women were seen being physically carried and pushed back over barriers as green and purple smoke bombs filled the air outside the Odeon cinema in central London…”

The protesters were not objecting to the film, or its treatment of the subject (the women’s suffrage movement in 19th century England), but rather using the media-rich occasion to draw attention to government budget cuts that decrease funding for support services for survivors of domestic violence.

That’s feminism!

Read more on the Guardian website.

Lē Weaver (Marg Herder)
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

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