Portland Feminist Action League
a "peaceful demonstration" this Friday, Oct. 15 to "tell Powell's To Stop Promoting Rape Culture!"
Assholes Finish First
professional asshole and ostensible writer Tucker Max.
"On October 15th, Powell's is hosting Tucker Max, author of a slew of misogynistic books and articles that belittle, demean, and promote sexual exploitation and violence towards women (particularly fat women), people with disabilities, and people of color.
Read more about him here: http://socialistworker.org/2009/10/01/does-he-think-rape-is-funny
...Or, if you're feeling particularly masochistic, you can peruse his website: http://www.tuckermax.com/
Please help us convince Powell's that its not acceptable to host and promote an event that glorifies gendered violence.... We will not be entering Powell's, and stress that this is a peaceful demonstration. We do not plan to engage at all with Tucker Max or staff inside the building, and PFAL will distance ourselves from more confrontational action that people may or may not choose to take.
...To clarify, we are not asking Powell's to sell (or not sell) any particular books. Censorship is certainly not a feminist value that I, for one, advocate.
However, we are asking that Powell's not host a book signing event for an author whose works glorify abject sexual violence towards women. We don't ask that they take his books off the shelf...we just ask that they rethink the decision to give him event time and space."