It is woman's prerogative to realize autonomy, independence, and self fulfillment(Subordination equals inferiority)
 

LADYFEST TIMISOARA, ROMANIA 20-22 MAY 2005

mANIFESTO

o We advocate feminism and we embrace the diversity that has evolved within the feminist identity
o We are not for profit
o We are anti-corporate and anti-exploitation
o We are not into competitive, patriarchal, misogynist, hierarchical bullshit
o We will not apologise but be proud and honest about how we feel
o We do not discriminate based on gender and sexual identity

WE EXIST FOR THESE REASONS:


o To encourage communication between women and to provide a creative space and platform to inspire and empower women of all ages and backgrounds
o To promote self-expression in a non-threatening and non-judgmental environment
o To discuss feminism in the context of music, film, the arts, and performance as well as in how it affects our everyday lives
o To breakdown stereotypes, prejudice and cultural laws that are imposed on us
o To celebrate and promote the wealth and diversity of women's talent in the arts
o To challenge people's ignorance and prejudice, and to encourage individuals to see the personal as political
o To combat sexism within the arts
o To value and promote women artists based on the merit of their work. We want to end the ghettoisation of women's art and its present status as a novelty

LADYFEST TIMISOARA is a positive outlet for our anger in response to cowardly and insidious sexism that exists in our everyday life! This manifesto is a work in progress and will always be a work in progress! If you have a question, please ask us! If you have a problem, please tell us and talk to us! contact

Inspired by the text written by the LADYFEST Bristol organising committee on the 15th December 2002