Today's Date: October 28, 2021
GoodHire Predicts Automation, Remote Work, New Legislation, and Data Privacy Demands Will Impact Screening and Hiring in 2022   •   BuzzTheory to Sponsor Alliance of Channel Women Networking Event at Channel Partners Conference & Expo on November 1   •   Crossroads Annual $1000 Empowering Women Scholarship Announced   •   Kohl’s Encourages Customers to ‘Give With All Your Heart’ This Holiday Season   •   Viva Wyndham Announces Reopening of Viva Wyndham Azteca After Millions Spent on Renovations   •   Gamer Parents Rejoice! BabyGlitch is The World's First Baby Brand Dedicated to Gamer Moms and Dads with Movable Joysticks, Press   •   Veterans Eat Free at All 10 Bombshells in Texas on Nov. 11, 2021   •   Kimberly Evans Named Northern Trust’s Head of Corporate Sustainability, Inclusion and Social Impact   •   Dr. Kimon Angelides Announces Latest Venture, FemTec Health, a Health Sciences Company with a Mission to Transform Women's Healt   •   Nearly 50% of New Russell 3000 Directors Were Women in Q3 2021   •   New Diverse Business Program From MassMutual to Impact 175 Businesses Over Next Five Years   •   Darling Ingredients Awards More Than $200,000 in Scholarships and Grants to FFA Students   •   37 Ameriprise Financial Advisors Named to Working Mother Magazine’s Top Wealth Advisor List   •   President of RFG Advisory Shannon Spotswood Speaking at Women|Future Conference and Judging the 2021 Women-Owned Business Pitch   •   Knowesis Awarded Medical Data Abstraction Services Contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs   •   Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrids Snag Spots on Rebelle Rally Podium   •   Red Lobster® Offers Free Appetizer or Dessert for Veterans Day   •   Phreesia’s Allison Hoffman Named a Top Woman Leader in SaaS   •   Ralph Lauren Unveils Team USA’s 2022 Closing Ceremony Parade Uniform, Demonstrating a Continued Commitment to Sustainabili   •   Covisum Benefit Cut Calculators Updated to Account for Changes Outlined in Latest Social Security Trustees Report
Bookmark and Share

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Women's Liberation Front/

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Women's Liberation Front/

PR Newswire

In the news release, WoLF Member Cited for Hate Crime for Feminist Stickers, issued 24-Sep-2021 by Women's Liberation Front over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, first sentence, should read "Pettersen says that she has been accused of placing feminist stickers..." rather than "Pettersen says that in July she placed feminist stickers..." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:

WoLF Member Cited for Hate Crime for Feminist Stickers

Take Action! Tell the Dane County DA to not press charges against Thistle Pettersen

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Thistle Pettersen, a Madison-based singer/songwriter and activist, has been cited with "disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer" for placing feminist stickers in public places. She has been called to appear at a mandatory court date on September 27th.

"The pursuit of these charges is intended to chill the free speech of women's rights advocates."

Pettersen says that she has been accused of placing feminist stickers along State Street in a variety of locations that have other stickers and graffiti on them, including telephone poles and a dispenser box for "Our Lives," an LGBT magazine. Because gender identity is not a protected class in Wisconsin, it is unclear what the basis is for the hate crime enhancement.

The stickers included the slogans: "Woman = Adult Human Female," "Trans Lie$ Matter" (a reference to Big Pharma support for the gender industry), "Everything is Transphobic," and "TERF Collective."

Pettersen, a WoLF member and founder of Women's Liberation Radio News, became the subject of a years-long smear and harassment campaign by Madison anti-feminists after she spoke out against gender ideology. This campaign has included threats of violence against her in a local Facebook group.

"Even if true, stickering feminist slogans in areas already full of stickers and grafiti is neither disorderly nor hateful," said Lauren Adams, WoLF Legal Director. "The pursuit of these charges is intended to chill the free speech of women's rights advocates. If the police want to stop hate crimes, they should investigate the threats against Thistle instead of using tax-payer money to facilitate anti-woman bullying by extremist activists."

WoLF has launched a petition calling on the Dane County DA to drop the citation and not pursue criminal charges against Thistle Pettersen.

Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, restoring, and advancing the rights of women and girls.  For media inquiries please contact: media@womensliberationfront.org

Pettersen is represented by Sarah Schmeiser of Stroud, Willink, and Howard, LLC.

Cision View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wolf-member-cited-for-hate-crime-for-feminist-stickers-301384738.html

SOURCE Women's Liberation Front



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News