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Campaign Says No More Excuses For Violence Against Women

Aired 8/26/13 on KPBS News.

San Diego groups kicks off campaign to end violence against women.

— The World Beat Center hosted speakers, poets and musicians Saturday night to kick off a campaign called “No More Excuses! Stop It Now!" The campaign is an effort to end violence against women organized by Women Occupy San Diego.

The campaign has been in the works since members of the group took a trip to a United Nation forum on violence against women this spring, according to Anne Hoiberg, board president of the Women’s Museum of California and one of the campaign’s organizers.

She said they knew it was time to act when allegations of sexual harassment against Mayor Bob Filner started flooding the local media.

“Of course we’re all thinking: ‘My gosh. Nobody seems to understand what sexual harassment is,’" she said. "And this is a form of violence against women, it’s psychological abuse.”

The group will hold a series of free monthly workshops on different forms of violence against women.

The first workshop on how to handle sexual harassment in the workplace will be held at the Women’s Museum tonight.

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thompsonrichard | August 26, 2013 at 9:32 a.m. ― 7 months, 3 weeks ago

You should prefer old Women at the ballot box. 1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stored with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreeable. 2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. Thus they continue amiable. There is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman. 3. Thru more Experience, they are discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. If the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclined to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.
4. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part. The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever, so that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.
8. & Lastly. They are so grateful!!

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