On August 22, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio, a sixteen-year-old girl was raped multiple times and urinated on by members of the Steubenville High School football team. Coaches, school administrators, and law enforcement officers have tried to shield the rapists and their accomplices from exposure. (You can find out more about the case by following this link<http://truth-out.org/news/item/13878-how-anonymous-hacking-exposed-steubenville-high-school-rape-case>.) This is not an isolated incident. It can be argued that rape is worse than murder, and it happens to women many thousands of times without the attention of the press. Only because of the work of the hacktivists called Anonymous, is the Steubenville case now being discussed around the world. They were not yet able to draw international attention to the 2009 Richmond (CA) High School gang-rape incident, and Occupy Oakland had not yet come into existence. Now, if radical women are to feel safe working closely with radical men, we must cry out against social institutions that protect rapists. Even though such a vile and publicized act of misogyny has not occurred in Oakland in the time of Occupy, we know it can. Men! Come together at the GA Sunday, January 27, to make radical women feel safe among us in response to the Steubenville, Ohio rape case, its patriarchal cover-up and the defense of the participants. If we turn a blind eye to these heinous actions, we sustain women’s feelings of being in danger as they try to work with us. Come together to take a stand against sexual assault and to deconstruct the system of patriarchy that is so deeply entrenched in our society. This is a principal item on the agenda for our movement, and avoiding action against patriarchy, which is the root of capitalism and state bureaucracy, obliterates our chances of success. Come together to form the Men Against Patriarchy Assembly Sunday, January 27, at the Occupy Oakland GA, 19th St. and Telegraph Ave., Oakland, 2:00PM.