How do we get rid of sexual abuse and violence?

Speaker: Lynne Hubbard

Saturday 2 December, 1.30pm

The Colliton Club,Colliton Park, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ

From Hollywood to Whitehall, the conduct of those with wealth and power has highlighted issues of harassment and sexual violence – abuse all too common for women and girls worldwide. Why does it happen? Are men the problem? If not, what is?

Men can behave in dreadful ways towards women. They should always be challenged – and be pushed to change. But abuse happens because of prevailing views in our society, not because of biology. Women’s oppression is part of capitalist society – the same society in which women are paid less than men for doing the same work, are more likely to live in poverty, and still take more responsibility for housework and childcare.

The view that women’s lives are less important than men’s comes from the top. In challenging poverty and inequality we also challenge oppression, including sexist attitudes that encourage men to treat women as sexual objects.

Capitalism fails ordinary people – women and men – and women’s oppression is key to propping it up.

How do we fight such oppression as part of efforts to bring social change? Lynne Hubbard introduces discussion at this open meeting – all are welcome.

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