Sunday, March 20, 2016 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Jane Warner Plaza
17-th and Market Street,
San Francisco, CA (map)
PARADE PERMIT GRANTED!!! We will have our very own police escort!!! MEN welcome to join us!
Dear body freedom lovers!
You are all invited to a Nude Parade in honor of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 20-th @ 11 AM at Jane Warner Plaza. Parade will go to City Hall down Market St and back.
PARADE ROUTE: Jane Warner Plaza (Market St and Castro St)- rally, then take Market St to 9th St and Larkin, North on Larkin to McAllister, West on McAllister to Polk St, photo shoot in front of City Hall, down Polk St to Market, back to Jane Warner Plaza
The purpose of this event – besides the joy of walking down the street naked – is to support women and to help create an environment where women can feel safe nude in public.
Women are often treated as sex objects and at the same time shamed for wanting sexual freedom. Many men in our society today do not want to relinquish control over women’s bodies and souls. Many women will shame and attack other women out of ignorance and jealousy. For as long as those attacks are supported by our culture, none of us are truly free nor safe.
In our backward society, a naked man is usually perceived as a threat, while a naked woman is perceived as a sex object asking to be raped and disrespected. On top of that, women are subjected to an enormous amount of pressure to look “perfect” and to conform to some oppressive totalitarian standards that dictate that every woman be anything but herself.
Body freedom for women involves overcoming the obstacles of social prejudice, fear of judgement, fear of perceived violence and personal self-hate. It is about liberating ourselves from the constricting beliefs that were forced on us from infancy and throughout our lives. However, once a woman gets enough courage to get nude in public, if it is done in a positive environment, it is truly liberating. From there on a whole new process of personal liberation can unfold. That is why it is really important for us as a society to examine issues of body shame, issues of oppression of women, issues of sexual violence. It is important to grow and heal and to ultimately create an environment where a nude woman can be safe in public.
We invite you all, nude or dressed or anywhere in between to join our nude rally and parade in honor of International Women’s Day.
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