Xmas: Activism

'Whatever you do not fight against is done in your name' Great Activist talking at #thequeerforum — Rebecca Audra Smith (@BeccaAudra) December 7, 2014 This year have been getting more involved in protesting, and there has been so much to protest about. What does going to protests, signing petitions, actually achieve? People sometimes try to…

Womb Fury@ The Crescent

WOMB FURY- ‘A term of historic interest for the presence (or absence) of the hymen in a woman, which was once regarded as a symptom of physical disease that, if not cured, might result in death.’ Being a woman=dangerous. Sarah Grace Logan and myself create joint poems that aim to explore this, how women are marked…

Feminism in a small package

I was very excited to discover the articles on Feminist Media Studies, with titles like: ”Your a Ugly, Whorish, Slut”: Understanding E-bile. (Mis)Perceptions Around Intimate Partner Violence in the Music Video and Lyrics for “Love the Way You Lie” It was brilliant to see these issues addressed in researched articles that built up a body…

NMP3: Rose Queens

“If we all helped carry the weight of injustice, we could not bear it, and so we would finally stop tolerating what we’ve been content to force others to carry alone.”- Emma Sulkowicz Coming together through craftivism to discuss what we want changed with the representation of women was a really powerful experience. Putting the discussion into…

NMP3: Wollstonecraftivism: This Sat!

Hello all, This Saturday 13th it’s Wollstonecraftivism! 12-3. Defo try and come for 12 because after we’ve kicked off there will be breaks and a relaxed workshop, but at 12 there will be the most context. But it’d be great to see you at 1pm/2pm as well if you can’t make it that early! This…

NoMorePage3Mcr: Stunner

  NoMorePage3Mcr ran the first event today, Back in Time, at Manchester Art Gallery. We looked at Joana Vasconcelos and her artworks Big Booby #2 and Bond Girl, and explored what they meant to us in the context of society’s rhetoric partly symbolised by Page 3 and its placement in a popular high profile newspaper,…

#BringBackOurGirls

Boko Haram. This name stands for an Islamic militant group in Nigeria who have waged a violent campaign in the north-west for five years now. Due to one of their attacks the airport was closed, making travel difficult and isolation and miscommunication highly likely. Boko Haram stands for ‘Western education is a sin’, and they often kidnap…