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Hope to see plenty of you there. Please tell your friends, too- I'd love to have a really strong presence of women on the street of Oxford to use as bargaining power with the council in terms of getting safer streets.
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Hope to see plenty of you there. Please tell your friends, too- I'd love to have a really strong presence of women on the street of Oxford to use as bargaining power with the council in terms of getting safer streets.
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Imagine if sanitary protection cost half your wages each month.

Imagine if campaigning to change this meant you would be tortured.

Thabitha Khumalo has been arrested 22 times, tortured so badly that her front teeth were knocked into her nose and been sexually assaulted with an AK-47 assault rifle… for the crime of daring to ask for affordable sanitary towels and tampons for the women of Zimbabwe.

OUSU Women's Campaign is honoured to host this amazing woman this autumn to talk to students about her experiences campaigning for rights for women and children in Zimbabwe, the trades union movement there, and her work with the Dignity. Period! Campaign.

Both men and women are invited along to Balliol, lecture room 23 at 7pm on Wednesday 18th October to see her speak.

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My new political blog:

oxfordfemme.blogspot.com

It's where all the cool kids are...

xx

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Due to academic pressures with exams looming and also concern from my parents, I'm going to bow out of Pro-Test in terms of personal involvement. I just have too much on my plate right now and there has been so much interest from the media!

There's an interesting article in the Times about things today. I'm glad to see students getting involved in politics, and standing together for what they believe in. I'm also very proud of the non-violent focus of what has been achieved, as this is so important- political messages should be able to stand for themselves. That's why we have freedom of speech; not freedom to stalk, or to terrorize, or to beat up. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

Good luck to anyone who marches, I hope things go smoothly for you all.

Love,
xx

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Right kids. I'm sick of there being constant protests by Animal Rights numpties without the sensible, right-minded majority of people who support the lab and scientifi progress being able to voice their disagreement in an organise manner

Therefore, I suggest that we hold a peaceful COUNTER PROTEST the next time SPEAK have something going on in Oxford. They hold their demonstrations on the final Saturday of every month, so wouldn't it be fantastic if we could tag along, too?

Seeing as 84% of Oxford students support the lab (according to the recent Cherwell poll), and I'm sure plenty of Oxford locals do too, it would be great to see some of your voices alongside me in February.

I'm envisioning us turning up with posters/banners and plenty of scientific evidence to debunk their arguments, catchy slogans, and a bit of patience to withstand the inevitable whinging the "other side" will come out with.

The more of us, the better!

I'm also thinking it might be nice to meet up in a pub beforehand to make some signs over a few drinks and discuss opinions on scientific research, etc.

LJ user sqrrl01 has also started up a pro scientific testing group (brilliantly) named Pro-Test, it is in its early stages but should have a website very soon!

Please leave a comment so I can keep you informed if you want further information, or have any ideas, or just support the cause :)
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I'm a 21 yr old final year student at Oxford with plenty of opinions &, as yet, nowhere to write them. So here I am...
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