OccupyNH members arrested last year in Manchester for occupying in Veteran’s Park had their day in court on Friday.
The mainstream media showed video of less than a minute of the trial. All those shown on the video were white males, with the exception of the lawyer representing the 17 members arrested last fall. Barbara Keshen is a white, middle aged woman.
The newspapers coverage also focuses on the men. Concord Monitor and Union Leader quote Will Hopkins, Matt Lawrence, Arnie Alpert, Rep. Seth Cohn, and James G. Pope. No quotes by women occupiers were found in the articles.
Women have been occupying in New Hampshire and around the globe from the beginning. This is the 21st century yet women are being marginalized once again (or rather, still).
OccupyBoston found they were having the same problem with women not being represented.
Speak truth to power.
Speak even if your voice shakes.
Well behaved women rarely make history.