Today we gathered together at a local park to make some signs. About seven of us meet up and started making signs that will be used during the equality march in Denver, Colorado on October 6th. Each of us a member of Women Helping Others Resist Exploitation and Sexism, both male and female, WHORES strive to create a world of equality for all genders.
A little about the WHORES, they are a group of people that shared a common interest and that thought sparked an cause that has grown from just a handful of women to what is now a group of over 140 people. There are members from all walks of life and any event that is carried out by WHORES is sure to be all ages friendly. From a local business owner to a retired philosophy instructor to a mother of 4 who works two jobs there are all types included in the group. There has even been the occasional 5 year old that carries a sign that says “Girl Power.”
The first outing that I was part of with the group was on Mayday 2012. They had a booth set up near the may pole and were handing out literature about the current war on women. During the Mayday celebration I was able to meet many great people and get some firsthand experience as to how the media can slant any story to what they want the general public to see. I digress; we will save that conversation for another day. The WHORES table was great and they were even able to get up in front of the mob of people and share some of their stories.
The equality rally in Denver, Colorado on October 6th is set to be a kind of show in force here in Colorado that there are people who do have a voice and will come together in solidarity to use their voices. They walk together and shout that they are in control of their bodies and that no man should have or try and take control for something that is not theirs nor have any experience with. But these wars on women’s issues are not the only topics that will be covered at the march. It is an equality march, meaning that every person who attends at least leans toward creating and treating each gender as an equal. This is not to segregate any of the LGBTQ supporters. No matter what your gender, all should be treated as an equal. This means anything from stopping legislation on reproductive health to removing the stigma that a father cannot be a stay at home parent, or that in a case such as that the child will somehow turnout differently than if the mother was the one staying home.
Back to the sign making, we created signs that read: Make Love, Not War on Women, Keep Your Laws Off my Body, I Can Say Vagina, Sexism is a Social Disease, and My Choice My Right. I am looking forward to seeing the turn out for the march and see how much support we have on these issues here in Colorado. We are all free and should be treated as such. We are all equal.