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Feminist Pamphlets Shop-dropped at Hobby Lobby Stores Across United States of America

Friday, July 18th, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2014 hooby-lobbyshopdrop01 In response to the recent Supreme Court ruling, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., the Feminist Archive coordinated a national shop-drop (reverse shop lift) of feminist pamphlets in Hobby Lobby stores across the United States of America. The action took place Friday, July 18, 2014. Feminist tracts were placed in stores in Baltimore, Md., Pittsburgh, Pa., Louisville, Ky., Los Angeles, Calif., Champaign, Ill., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Portland, Ore., Boulder, Colo., and Syracuse, N.Y. areas. The curated pamphlets contain edited, historical and contemporary texts by feminists, activists and writers including: Olympe De Gouges, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Margeret Sanger, Emma Goldman, Audre Lorde and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The pamphlets reflect a long history of activism fighting for women’s rights. The earliest text was written by De Gouges during the French Revolution in 1793. Cady Stanton's text, the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, was written in 1848. Gage's text critiques a long history of suppressing women in organized religion. Goldman and Sanger forcefully argue for birth control and the right for women to control their own bodies. Lorde recognizes the role of the erotic as a source of power. Finally, Ginsburg's dissent to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., clearly argues for: the need for accessible contraceptives, the danger of granting corporations the rights of personhood and the lack of precedent of for-profit organizations to impose religious values onto its employees. “Why would you pester Hobby Lobby!?! […],” asks one facebook user. Organizer Joanna Spitzner responds, “We are doing this in Hobby Lobby because they went to court and won rights as a corporation to impose its values over the rights of women. Women should be the only people making decisions about their bodies, regardless of economic class or status, which is what the ACA and the Women’s Health Amendment support—both of which have now been weakened. This is a very important issue in the history and present of feminism.”

Hobby Lobby ShopDrop in Action

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Hobby Lobby Shop Drop

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Agents needed for a national action!

In response to the recent Supreme court ruling Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., we ask that you shop-drop (reverse shop lift) a stack of tiny pamphlets in your nearest Hobby Lobby on Friday, July 18, 2014

Currently, there are 7 different 8-page booklets, with edited texts by Olympe De Gouges, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Emma Goldman, Margaret Sanger, Audre Lorde, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The texts are available here for you to make your own designs. Suggestions and ideas are welcome and will be posted here! What to do: Contact: Joanna Spitzner: joanna.spitzner[at]gmail[dot]com Booklets
Single Page, 1 sided, folded, 1 cut 2 sided, 2 per page, cut and fold
This layout makes a nice pamphlet with just one cut and some folding. See the section "An 8-sided zine from 1 sheet with 1 cut" about how to make it here: This layout has 2 booklets per sheet of paper, printed on both sides. Print, cut the page vertically and horizontally, place top page onto bottom, fold, and (optionally) staple
 decl_rights8x1page  decl_rights8x2sided
 decl_sentiments8x1page  decl_sentiments8x2sided
 gage8x1page  gage8x2sided
 goldman8x1page  goldman8x2sided
 lorde8x1page  lorde8x2sided
 ginsburg8x1page  ginsburg-8x2sided
sanger8x1page sanger8x2sided