by Cunt Incognita (Pica in Prague) [she=he]
Today’s song: My Art by Le Tigre.
I’ve been having many discussions going on at the same time. Trying to understand Dani’s sexism and how she and I and others relate to it, and how it affects our interaction with one another (Power relations on a personal level – hurting like hell). Also starting discussions on the forum on Power and Exclusion within the scene in Finland. As well as age old topics such as: Prostitution [or heterosexual power relations at its core] (which can feel a bit frightening as well, since it’s a discussion with Pre Kaarina and I never know where these talks/conflicts end up – but not giving up the discussion for the fear of losing a newly found friend. As Audre Lorde put it “Your silence will not protect you”..)
Apart from these (few examples) then there’s also been a talk on Art and Sexist Expression with a man called Pekko. I talked about her presenting a zine with material bashing gay men (Miesjuna tuut tuut – Male train beep beep) and the removal of that from Hirvitalo after some complaints from persons visiting the space during Ladyfest. She didn’t like the removal of her speech, and made a picture in response to this, with pornographic photos glued to a paper with text bashing feminists and lesbians. This picture was also removed from the house, and Pekko feels exposed to censorship.
I mentioned the work of Pekko at a presentation I made on sexism within alternative spaces, at Hirvitalo this September. When Pekko heard of this she contacted me over Facebook, and asked me for more information about it. I sent her a link to “What to do?” where there’s some sort of description of what was discussed. She didn’t like that I called the material she made, sexist and gay bashing and responded by making a post on her blog called “Nazi Lesbians from Outer Space” with my picture under the title plus a sentence encouraging everybody to get a “good laugh” and then a link to the “What to do?” page.
Click here to see the “What to do?” page.
Click here to see the “Nazi Lesbians from Outer Space” blog post.
Here’s the discussion that followed on Facebook. (To be continued..?)
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