Crowdfunding Feminism

21 Feb

After San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi made a request for allegations of his abusing his girlfriend to be treated as a “private matter,” domestic violence service provider La Casa de las Madres fired back with this billboard near the San Francisco courthouse.

Funding for the billboard was achieved through a community effort – the international community.  Using crowdfunding organization LoudSauce, La Casa reached out to all who were inspired to share the message that domestic violence is going to have to be widely and publicly addressed if it’s going to end.  And we all have a role to play.

La Casa de las Madres has begun a second fundraiser to erect another billboard with the same message in Spanish.

TMMV applauds using the innovation of crowdfunding not only to raise money for artistic endeavors – which are also important – but to advance the rights of those that people like Ross Mirkarimi would prefer to keep quiet.

I hope to see anti-domestic violence messages tower over other parts of the country, too.

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