International Women’s Day- Northern Style
Posted by charliegrrl on March 8, 2007
March 8th, women in Manchester were celebrating International Women’s Day.
I thought I would start by reminding men who were reading porn mags in WHSmith, that today is International Women’s Day, and that they should not be reading pornography.
I then went on a marker pen rampage on porn merchandise in shops.
Linda and Rachel subvertised sexist club adverts. (Shout out to Amy Winehouse, get it..?)
They also targeted The Daily Star and stuck up placards outside the head office of The Daily Sport. Then they stickered a sex shop but the owner came running out after them , so that they had to peg it and hide- ooops!
Whilst telling men off in WHSmith, I heard 5 teenage girls running and shouting through the shopping centre
‘Women’s rights are being attacked, what do we do, stand up, fight back!’
They had just been marching alongside Manchester’s recently revived Reclaim the Night.
We marched throughout Piccadilly Gardens, the atmosphere was fantastic.
We congregated under the arch in Piccadilly, where a group of men began booing us. So we shouted and chanted louder.
We were going to have a few minutes silence, but instead we spent about 10 minutes cheering at the top of our voices. Our cheers of solidarity echoed thought the centre of Manchester. It was fantastic. Afterwards we went to the Basement social centre and sung, listened to poetry and ate cake.
More photos will be on the NW Fem blog soon