How you can help Occupy Chicago

Between high holidays, job applications, mom visiting, and the start of school, I have little time to write.

All I want to say is that you should visit the following website to help Occupy Chicago: http://occupychi.org/supplies-needed/

Interestingly enough, one of the items they are currently asking for the most are feminine hygiene products. I’m very glad that this movement is taking these needs into consideration. Certainly a far cry from the misogyny of the protests of a few generations ago. I wonder who is in charge of getting feminine hygiene products on the list of needed items, and how much of a role they have in this – I’d love to meet them. I might be heading out to the protests on Wednesday and Thursday night (box of feminine hygiene items in hand), and depending on how wild things get I might skip school on Thursday, so keep an eye out if you’re there too or let me know if you’d like to meet up!

*This in no way means I live in Chicago – it’s just the closest “Occupy” protest center to where I live.

Here are some videos featuring women at the Occupy Wall Street protests [TRIGGER WARNING: Police brutality in the first video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqHzraTdZi0 – Woman resists being manhandled, crowd rightfully shouts “WHO ARE YOU PROTECTING?!?!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79QaklzY0YE – Faces and voices of women involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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3 thoughts on “How you can help Occupy Chicago

  1. Christina says:

    Cool! Women are full and equal members of the revolution! Or something.

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