War = peak toxic masculinity
At Wage Peace we are not surprised to hear that misogyny is rife in our parliament. We are appalled at the way our most senior politicians treat women. We deserve better. We continue to strive for better. We know you do too.
As peace activists, we know that misogyny and toxic masculinity are right at the core of military institutions. War, and the arms trade, are central to colonisation and patriarchy, attacking our human rights and our humanity.
We’ve created a flyer about the synergy between male domination / toxic masculinity and war culture. Download and share this call to all women and our allies to Smash The Patriarchy – Disrupt War at the Land Forces expo.
Land Forces 21 will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre 1-3 June. Weapons companies and politicians will be wheeling and dealing for the latest hi-tech killing machinery, using our money to buy guns, bombs and missiles that will eventually be used against us, or people just like us.
Feminists of all genders are invited to a public meeting about the #DisruptLandForces campaign. Find out more about this killing expo and be part of planning to slow down, hinder and hopefully close down Land Forces 21. All levels of experience and all styles of activism are welcome.
- Brisbane Friday 30th April Venue TBC, South Brisbane, 6pm. With Amy McMahon.
- Northern Rivers/Lismore April 10 at SeeSpace 6pm
- Melbourne April 13th at Friends of the Earth in Collingwood, 7.30pm
If you can’t make it in person but you would love to support communities impacted by war to participate in #DisruptLandForces, you can donate here. We hope to be able to subsidise refugee and first nations speakers to attend.
Our Smash The Patriarchy – Disrupt War flyers are here. Please share, print and share more! Disrupting War is women’s business.
Yours in peace and love,
Margaret Cate, Zelda, Miriam and the rest of our team at Wage Peace 🙂