Monthly Archives: December 2011

SIATC *DECEMBER* UPDATE

SIATC *UPDATE* DECEMBER 2011
Dear Teacups,

Seasons greetings to all and congrats to all the wonderful ladies and gents that have made it another fantastic year for feminism. 2012 is set to be yet another landmark year for feminism- so please get in touch if you would like to know how to get involved or if you want us to list your event on our updates.

Storm in a Teacup collective plan to put on some great feminist friendly art parties next year so contact us  if you would like to get involved or collaborate. storminateacup2009@googlemail.com

In November Storm in a Teacup  joined the East London Fawcett group at the Fawcett Society day of action “Dont Turn Back time on Womens equality” This clip from the Community Channel was filmed at our pre-protest tea party: (from around 1:46)

Coming up in December; UK Feminista’s MUFF MARCH, your last chance to see the “Women Art Revolution!” screening at the Whitechapel gallery on Sunday and the East London Fawcettgroups Christmas dinner social. See listings below.

And DONT MISS chance to submit your work for VV COLLECTIVE ‘s OPEN SUBMISSIONS giving female fine artists the chance to show work at “Show Your Face @ Cultivate Gallery in January 2012. Deadline this Sunday! More info below.

Our wonderful friends at Magpie Magazine are set to launch issue 5 in the new year. Pre-order your copy here:
www.indiegogo.com/Magpie-Magazine-Issue-Five

East London Fawcett group are looking for volunteers for their “Cutting Women Out” campaign. Particularly in the areas of:

·         At-desk research

·         Contacting local organisations

·         Coordinating focus groups/meetings with local organisations

·         Drafting a checking copy in the new year

Please get in touch if you are able to offer any time to support this project; eastlondonfawcett@googlemail.com

Please visit the Storm in a Teacup blog site to find out how to get involved in the collective and to keep up with the latest news. http://joinourteaparty.org


OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

East London Fawcett Group (ELF) was launched in June 2011 and are currently looking for volunteers for “Cutting Women Out” campaign. For more info info please email eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
FACEBOOK GROUP: http://www.facebook.com/groups/eastlondonfawcett/

FEMINISTS OCCUPY London recently formed GET INVOLVED! *like* the facebook page and look out for info on next meetings!
FACEBOOK PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feminists-Occupy-London/238003326255293

ART

VV Collective have opened up submissions for “Show your Face” exhibition @ Cultivate Gallery.
DEADLINE: 11 December
MORE INFO: http://wearevv.wordpress.com/members-lounge-2/
APPLY: http://wearevv.wordpress.com
FACEBOOK EVENT:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=163466757079018

COMING UP IN DECEMBER

10 December || MUFF MARCH @ Harley Street. From 11.30 am “Your Labia is for life not just for Christmas!”  UK Feminista MUFF MARCH in Harley Street! Tired of cosmetic surgeons profiting from body hatred? Want to speak out against a porn culture that is driving more and more women to the surgeon’s table to get a ‘designer vagina’?
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/314791548546961/

10 December| | Bad Reputation @ Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green. Brand new dance party queers and punx and grrrls and geeks and you! 9pm-2am
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/262665293781947/

10 December || Other Peoples Property Warehouse Party @ *Secret Location* OPP DJs & Guest DJs from 10pm – 6am. £8.00 on door
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169182536508320

11 December || !Women Art Revolution Screening @ Whitechapel Gallery. Screening at 3pm FREE For over forty years, Director Lynn Hershman Leeson has collected hundreds of hours of interviews with visionary artists, historians, curators and critics who shaped the beliefs and values of the Feminist Art Movement and reveal previously undocumented strategies used to politicize female artists and integrate women into art structures.
MORE INFO: https://joinourteaparty.org/2011/10/22/women-art-revolution-sreenings-the-whitechapel-gallery/

15 December || East London Fawcett Group Christmas Dinner @ The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY. RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year. From 7pm. Email: eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com
MORE INFO:http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com

18 December||Feminist Fightback: East London Feminist Trail  Feminist Fightback is organising a ramble on the trail of Sylvia Pankhurst and the radical women of East London. Welcome to all genders and none. Meet at Bow Road Tube station. Drinks afterwards. From 2pm

MORE INFO:  http://www.feministfightback.org.uk/?p=416

Over and Out,

Verity Flecknell
Storm in a Teacup
Feminist Arts Collective
http://joinourteaparty.org

UK Feminista Protest | MUFF MARCH

Saturday 10th December, 11.30 am Harley Street, London

Tired of cosmetic surgeons profiting from body hatred? Want to speak out against a porn culture that is driving more and more women to the surgeon’s table to get a ‘designer vagina’? Then join the Muff March! #muffmarch

FACEBOOK EVENThttp://www.facebook.com/events/314791548546961/

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
The number of women getting ‘designer vagina’ surgery is on the rise:> Between 2007- 2008 there was a 70% increase in the number of labiaplasty operations carried out by the NHS
> In 2010 the Harley Medical Group received more than 5,000 inquiries about cosmetic gynaecology, 65% of them for labial reduction, the rest for tightening and reshaping

The increase in vaginal cosmetic surgery is being driven in large part by the ‘pornfication’ of culture and the beauty ideals peddled by the porn industry.

WHAT’S THE MUFF MARCH?
On Saturday 10th December we’ll be donning a muff and marching down Harley Street – famed for its cosmetic surgeons. Marchers will be speaking out against surgeons profiting from body hatred and raising awareness about the growing pressures on women to seek labiaplasty. We’ll also be drawing attention to the fact that demand for cosmetic surgery increases over the Christmas period: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/29/christmas-boost-cosmetic-surgery

And we’ll be staging a synchronised muff dance…. 😉

WHY ‘MUFFS’? We’ve taken inspiration from the Muffia – a fantastic feminist performance artist group: http://www.themuffia.co.uk/. Proudly wearing ‘muffs’ is also a challenge to the porn norm of women having to remove their pubic hair.

JOIN THE MUFF MARCH!!!

Here are some slogan’s to get things rolling. Have you got any more suggestions?
– Keep your mits off our muffs
– I love my vagina
– A labia is for life, not just for xmas
– You’ve put my chuff in a huff

UK FEMINISTA : http://www.ukfeminista.org.uk