Scriu pentru ca au fost 2 articole post-ladyfest in presa mainstream – care au si fost cam singurele (in afara de alte cateva anunturi care informau ca festivalul are loc intre…, la… si contine…) – 2 articole care m-au dezamagit prin continutul negativist si abordarea critica mai mult destructiva decat orice altceva.
here is a classic misogynistic illustration used to promote meat by telling us to “break the dull beef habit” (by imagining a woman‘s body made up of “tender juicy” beef cuts);
and here are two possible ways of making use of that image in order to promote vegetarianism:
peta‘s take, whichcasts a real woman in the same pose, makes the same “cuts of meat” markings on her body and just adds the text “all animals have the same parts”:
an example of what i would consider a critical take, whose message to the viewer is no longer a plea to look at a cow’s body in the same way as at a woman’s body and viceversa, but rather to STOP viewing anyone – human and non-human animals alike – as being made up of “cuts” and ready for consumption, because we all should have the same right to bodily autonomy and integrity (the ecofeminist message):
because unfortunately the tech-related discussions planned for ladyfest were all cancelled in one way or another, i’m listing here the materials i’d prepared for some of it, in case someone finds them useful as resources:
Call for Papers: Queer Studies Easter Symposium 2008
23 March – 29 March, 2008
Deadline for submission of paper proposals: 15. November 2007
The International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS), AIDSinCULTURE.org and Enkidu Magazine in Mexico City invite the global community to a vibrant and exciting multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual and multi-cultural Queer Studies Easter Symposium in Mexico City in March 2008.