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"If you kill the man that raped you..." -Inez Garcia

ID Number: 3919
Maker: Inez Garcia; Feminist Press League
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1976
Place Made: North America: United States
Measurements: 57 cm x 44 cm; 22 7/16 in x 17 5/16 in
Main Subject: Women; Prisons & Prisoners; Racism
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
"If you kill the man that raped you or that helped rape you, to me, it's defending your honor and your person. I am one of many women fighting for the right of women to defend themselves, and I'm not going to stop fighting until the court recognizes that I killed in self defense." -Inez Garcia [text in Spanish] There is no difference between being raped and being pushed down a flight of cement steps except that the wounds also bleed inside. There is no difference between being raped and being run over by a truck except that afterward men ask you if you enjoyed it. There is no difference between being raped and being bit on the ankle by a rattlesnake except that people ask you if your skirt was short and why you were out alone anyhow. There is no difference between being raped and going headfirst through a windshield except that afterward you are afraid not of cars but half the human race. The rapist is your boyfriend's brother. He sits beside you in the movies eating popcorn. Rape fattens on the fantasies of the normal male. Like a maggot in garbage. From "Rape Poem," Living In The Open, by Marge Piercy, 1976 Knopf. Poster (c) Inez Garcia June '76 [on verso] [translated text in Spanish] Joan Little stabbed her jailer with his icepick when he raped her in her cell. Send help to her at: Joan Little Defense Fund Incorporated, P.O. Box 1003, Durham, N.C. 27702 October 1, 1974 [text in Spanish] Monery Courthouse on the day of her conviction. 2/7/75 [text in Spanish] Waiting for Governor Brown. [text in Spanish] Yvonne Wanrow, a Lake Band Indian, killed the man who was trying to molest her children. [text in Spanish]She needs funds. send them c/o Yvonne Wanrow Bay Area Defense Committee 527 Alice Ave., Mountain View, CA 94941 [text in Spanish] 2/7/75 [text in Spanish]March to S.F. State Building 2//7/75 [text in Spanish] Police intervention. [text in Spanish] Illustration by Jane Norling from Women in Vietnam [sic: Viet Nam] Dec. 29, 1975 [text in Spanish] Reunion with son. 2/7/75 [text in Spanish] One of 38 arrests. Aug. 1974 [text in Spanish] Inez during her first trial. 2/7/75 [text in Spanish] Inez Supporter. [caption under center photograph] [text in Spanish] Inez, freed on $5,000 bail, faces second trial. Dear brothers and sisters, [text of letter] Inez Garcia [same letter in Spanish] [text in Spanish] Inez' defense needs thousands of dollars. Please send your contribution to: Viva Inez, 2486 Grove St., Berkeley, CA 94704 [along bottom of poster] labor feminist press league donated

Acquisition Number: 1993-047

Top quote also in Spanish on poster. Extensive text on back.

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