Monday, 14 January 2013

Weekly Update - 14th January!

Hello Feminists!!!

Lots of events coming up! As always, visit these ongoing exhbitions: See Red Poster WorkshopMusic and LiberationTreasures of the Women's Library; Geeked About Art. All free!

Feminist Events xx

This Week (beginning 14th January)
Mon 14th Jan: Stand Up For Women!
Comedy night in support of Eaves, with James Mullinger as MC, and performances from Shappi Khorsandi, Isy Suttie, Shazia Mirza, Ed Petrie, Mary Bourke, Bridget Christie, Kate Smurthwaite, Holly Walsh, Max And Ivan, and Ed Aczel. The Bloomsbury Theatre, 7.30pm, £15/£12.50 for concessions.

Mon 14th Jan: Talk from Elizabeth A. Povinelli
A talk from Dr Povinelli on Life and Politics: Potentiation and Extinguishment. 6.30pm, LSE, free.

Mon 14th Jan: KCL Feminist Soc Social
Interested in meeting KCL's student feminists? Social tonight. 6.30pm, Knight's Templar Pub (Chancery Lane), free!

Wed 16th Jan: Posh-Party-Picket For Choice
The anti-choice group, Alliance of Pro-Life Students, is launching their “first year of student pro-life outreach” with a posh party. We will be meeting outside the hotel ready to greet them as a united diverse group of pro-choice activists and supporters. Dress up to show them we’re onto them, dress down to remind them what real life is like, or just turn up and stand up for our rights. 6.30pm, Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch.

Weds 16th Jan: Islam and the Politics of Resistance: the case of women in Iran
Lecture from Professor the Baroness Haleh Afshar. 6.30pm, LSE, free.

Thurs 17th Jan: Protest Transphobia at The Observer
A protest in response to Julie Birchill's article in last Sunday's Observer. From their facebook group, 'We seek a full apology from the paper, and reassurance that they will take steps to 
ensure that the Guardian Media Group's publications will never again be used as a platform
for hate speech'. 4.30pm, King's Place.

Thurs 17th Jan: Wine and Dine with Eaves
Join Eaves for an informal evening of tapas, wine and networking on Thursday 17th January 2013 in a private room at the fabulous gastro pub, the Norfolk Arms, to raise awareness of their work. 6.30pm, the Norfolk Arms, £40.

Thurs 17th Jan: RHUL Fem Soc Talks Diets
 Is fat a feminist issue and if so, how? We are going to be looking at diets from a range of perspectives, how weight loss and gain is treated in different cultures and how we can combat body shaming and promote body positivity! Join the discussion with FemSoc! 6.30pm, Royal Hollway University, £1 for non-members.

Thurs 17th Jan: Fat and Feminism
A discussion with an amazing blogger on fat resistance and feminism. The second hour will be dedicated to audience discussion. Open to all, invite your friends! 6pm, Courthauld Institute of Art, free!

Friday 18th Jan: Sex Appeal Two: Come Again
Comedy night in support of Brook, the sexual health charity. With Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, alongside Mitch BennDoc BrownJenny EclairFestival of the Spoken Nerd (Helen ArneySteve MouldMatt Parker), Richard HerringRobin InceShappi KhorsandiJosie LongBen MillerJoanna NearyKate  SmurthwaiteAva Vidal and Catie Wilkins. The Bloomsbury Theatre, 7.30pm, £25.

Saturday 19th Jan: Women's Studies Without Walls
Women’s Studies Without Walls is an initiative to return Women's Studies to its rightful place - informing and encouraging women everywhere to take radical feminist action through learning and sharing skills, experience and information. WSWW is launching with a weekend gathering on the theme of ‘The Personal is Political’ at the Feminist Library. Feminist Library, £2-£10 donation. Book by emailing

Next Week (beginning 21st January)

Monday 21st Jan: Object! Meeting
Meeting with Object! to find out more about campaigns and to plan future actions. See link for more information about times and location, free.

Tues 22nd Jan: Women, Protest, and the Nature of Female Rebellion
Lecture from Laurie Penny. 6.30pm, LSE, free!

Weds 23rd Jan: Sexual Whiteness
Lecture from Professor Éric Fassin on sexual whiteness. 3.30pm, LSE, free!

Weds 23rd Jan: "Don't Teach Me What To Wear - Teach Your Sons Not To Rape"
An open meeting in solidarity with India’s anti-rape protests and to confront gender violence 
in Britain. 6pm, LSE, free.

Thurs 24th Jan: Natalie Bennett at Dialogue with Islam
'Is Feminism Dead?' A discussion with Natalie Bennett (leader of the Green Party) and Muslim Debate Initiative. Conway Hall, 6.30pm, free!

Future Events!
Tuesday 29th Jan: Progressive Women's Funny Fundraiser
Keep away the January blues, Progressive Women are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of comedy. Laugh until your bones are warm! Compered by Tiernan Douieb, starring: Helen Keen, Catie Wilkin, Amy Howerska, Tamar Broadbent, Ann Domoney, Jessica Fostekew, Lou Sanders, Chris Coltrane, Blod Jones and Kate Smurthwaite. Comedy Pub, 7pm, £10.

Thurs 31st Jan: Non-Reproduction Symposium 
A two-day interdisciplinary symposium at Birkbeck, University of London supported by Birkbeck School of Arts and MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics). 9.30am onwards, Birkbeck, free!

Fri 8th Feb: Skirt - A Disco
Liberté. Egalité. Beyoncé! Sassy music to dance to.  9pm - 2am,  Resistance Gallery, £3 on the door. All proceeds to Education For Choice.

Weds 13th Feb: Unspoken Words
QMEquality and QM Literature Society present "Unspoken Words: A Night of Feminist Poetry and Spoken Word". Two set lists and an open mic session. 6.30pm doors open, the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green, free!

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