I was thinking this sounded like my kind of festival until I saw "only non-men are welcome" (which I fear isn't a joke). The same issue with the space at Glastonbury for "people who self-identify as women".
The premise is good though, not penalising women and girls for crimes perpetuated against us. On the subject of sexual harassment and assault at gigs, this is a fantastic group of girls who have been fighting it here for a little while now (though again there are some similar issues): girlsagainst.tumblr.com/faq
I heard a festival had been cancelled in Sweden because too many men raped, was it this one?
I expect the "identified non-men" shit will be dropped once it turns out that, surprise, males who identify as whatever still rape. (I hope women dare to report the rapes perpetrated by trans-identifed males.)
Funny but the Swedes never had a problem with northern men and southern looking men appear to be behind the epidemic of sexual assaults. Maybe a good idea to not jump to conclusions here too quickly, after all no one previously thought it necessary as Sweden was a relatively low crime country.
The comments under that article are appalling. So many men furious that women are holding a (more or less) man free festival.
All the usual MRA nonsense being trotted out. Along with the fervent hope that all the roadies, technicians, will also be women, because if they are men, that’s not fair. Women, you must not be given any help at all, unless you also take on the risk of rape.
Bloody hell, men get so fucking angry when women exclude them.