Action: letters to Amnesty International

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Action: letters to Amnesty International

Post by Marieke » 01 Jan 2019 10:45

I was reading this and got to thinking. https://www.feministcurrent.com/2018/12 ... r-ignored/
Your words have power.

Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign and the world’s biggest human rights event. From the Amnesty website: https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved ... or-rights/.
And we should write. To Amnesty. To tell them what we think of their stance on prostitution and gender identity. They need to start listening to us. Who's with me?

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Re: Action: letters to Amnesty International

Post by jcrawley1 » 02 Jan 2019 10:16

Yes. I am a passionate radical feminist and I definitely believe that we should work together on any writing project that is designed to challenge Amnesty's damaging decriminalizing stance. Let's discuss this at length. How long would the letter be? Would we enumerate all of the reasons we are against the legalization of prostitution? Thanks.

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Re: Action: letters to Amnesty International

Post by Marieke » 02 Jan 2019 17:24

Great! I think short letters with bulletpoints might be most likely to be read. Not sure if we should all write our own or maybe make a standard letter that anybody can just copy. What do you think?

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Re: Action: letters to Amnesty International

Post by Beatrixkiddvideo » 08 Jan 2019 16:58

I’m on board. Does anyone here have or know how to get in personal contact with Elly Arrow, S. Vali, Julie Bindel, Rachel Moran, Vednita Carter, Bridget Perrier or Cathy Brennan? Or anyone else who’s an anti-porn/prostitution lobbyist? Gail Dines? I think I have an email for Dines at Wheelock College, but I have to dig it up. These women all have experience writing to governments and the UN. Maybe they’ve got some tips on wording.

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