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|About||The San Francisco Dyke March (SFDM) is for dykes to celebrate our queerness, diversity,passion and love for all women and dykes.|
The mission of the San Francisco Dyke March is to bring the dyke community together to celebrate our unity, raise our consciousness and be visible.
Strengthening an international perspective in our community, the rally and march advocates justice for all dykes around the world. We advocate on issues against oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty.
To mobilize our coalition we organize an annual march that takes place during the week of Pride celebration (last weekend of June). The rally/cultural event showcases our community's artists, critical thinkers and political activists.
It is one day where dykes can proclaim space, rights, visibility and respect.
2013 Theme Statement:
Dykepocalypse: Our Feminist Awakening
Feminism means different things to different people. How it is seen is influenced by age, race, class and culture. For some it’s a dirty word. Others may know nothing about it, including a lot of young dykes. There has been a lot of theorizing about the roots of feminism. But what is universal about feminism is that it’s born out of resistance to the oppression of women. And the oppression of women is indeed universal and has existed for thousands of years. The bottom line of feminism is: regardless of gender and sex, everyone has the right TO BE.
The view that feminists are whiny, man-hating, uptight and humorless is not uncommon. The view that men are equally oppressed is not uncommon. These views are prevalent despite worldwide statistics about women and girls that are horrific and mindboggling. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds. According to demographic sources cited in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, there are one million fewer women on the planet than there should be...ONE MILLION. The book also reported that “women aged 15 through 44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined.” (Half The Sky Movement) An estimated 130 million women in the world have been subjected to genital mutilation. Unborn girls are aborted. Women and girls are routinely denied adequate health care and education because their lives are deemed less valuable. Even in the “developed world,” women get the shitty end of the stick. In the United States, full-time working women make only 77 cents for every dollar that men make.
Men and the upper classes want to keep women down. The oppression of women enables them to stay rich an
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SF Dyke March
3543 18th Street #2
San Francisco, CA 94110
The check should be payable to SF Dyke March.
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