FIST presents a zoom forum on violence against women focusing on the issues of pornography and prostitution. 

Forum is Saturday, July 15th, 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased here:PROSTITUTION, PORNOGRAPY, and MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Tickets, Sat, Jul 15, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite


`1) GAIL DINES is a Professor Emerita, researcher and radical feminist activist. She has been organizing against the porn industry for over thirty years and refuses to allow these sexual predators free reign to reduce women to an oppressed sex-class. Her latest book, Pornland, How Porn has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into 5 languages, and she was recently named one of the topo ten most influential women sociologists in the world by Academic Influence. Gail is in shock that a radical feminist is on such a list!

(2) MEREDITH KERSHAW is an Australian-born attorney, living in New Jersey, with experience practicing law in Australia and New York. She is deeply interested in protecting the human rights of women and girls, having served as a federal prosecutor for the Australian Prosecution Service specializing in the prosecution of crimes involving human exploitation particularly child pornography offenses. Meredith is an advocate for the Equality Model a holistic, legal approach to addressing prostitution, and authored a report published by New Yorkers for the Equality model entitled “Is Decriminalization of the Sex Trade the Answer? Debunking the ADLU’s Report.” Meredith is a commercial litigator with boutique law firm Wasserman Grubin & Rogers, LLP in New York and will commence a Master of Laws at Columbia University in fall 22023.

FIST’s Feminist Forums series are interactive and organizing events. At our forums, women have an opportunity not only to hear interesting speakers on a variety of feminist topics but to meet each other, make comments, ask questions of the presenters and discuss feminist politics together. We also usually tape the events so they may be viewed later. Women in attendance are free to shut off their cameras and mute themselves, should they prefer to do so. If you prefer to remain anonymous within the group, or plan to sign in under a different name from the name you have used for registration and purchase of your ticket, please contact the organizer prior to the event. Thanks.

While some of our events are open to both men and women, THIS IS A FEMALE ONLY EVENT. We ask that our male allies respect our right to meet together as women.

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