Sydney women will step out of their comfort zones as well as their clothes when
they disrobe for peace on Sunday, protest organiser and entertainer Grace Knight
Ms Knight, who fronted popular 1980s band The Eurogliders, said the anti-war protest gave women a chance to show their moral objection to any war on Iraq.
“The women who are attending this are not getting naked because we want to show our titties off,” Ms Knight told AAP.
“Most of us feel bordering on excruciating (embarrassment) that we have to go this far.
“Personally, I’m not comfortable in this situation but if I know that I can get my voice heard and my opinion heard then this is a very small thing we can do.” The protest, to be staged at Leichhardt Oval, in Sydney’s inner-west from 8am (AEDT) Sunday will be the second of its kind.
The first protest attracted 760 women to a Byron Bay field on February 8, where they stripped off to form a love heart and spell out the words, No War. “It’s a little bit courageous because I’m asking women to step outside of their comfort zone,” Ms Knight said. “If that’s what we have to do to make our voices heard, and demand that we’re heard, then that’s of course what we’ll do.”
The protest would be staged rain, hail or snow, Ms Knight said.