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Posie Parker has a new event, ‘Lesbians on Chairs’...

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Destinysdaughter · 03/04/2019 19:19

Here’s the details...

Sat, 11 May 2019
12:30 – 14:45 BST
Location


Central London
London

Description
The very worst of Lesbian erasure is upon us as our society embraces the mutilation of young lesbian bodies with chemicals and surgeries. How did we get here and how can we stop it?
Our panel is chaired by
Anne Ruzlyo, an Ex prison officer

Our panellists are:
Sheila Jeffreys: a lesbian feminist writer and activist. She taught sexual politics at the University of Melbourne, where she is now a professorial fellow, before retiring to the UK in 2015. She is the author of 10 books, and her latest is The Lesbian Revolution: lesbian feminism in the UK 1970-1990, 2018.
Julia Long: a lesbian - one of the old-fashioned kinds that doesn’t have a penis. She has worked in education, local government, academia and the women’s sector, and is currently a researcher in the field of male violence against women. Julia is a long-time Lesbian Feminist activist and her book Anti-Porn: The Resurgence of Anti-Pornography Feminism was published in 2012 by Zed Books. She is currently writing a book on how men have managed to convince so many people – including most ‘gender critical feminists’ - that there is such a thing as ‘transgenderism’. Julia has the great good fortune to live in Lesbian Feminist community and wants all women to know that this is possible. Her hobbies include sitting on chairs, eating pizza and naming men as men.
Dovile Lapinskaite: graduate in politics, philosophy and history of art, lesbian radical feminist, activist and independent artists.
Julia Beck: a writer and organizer from Baltimore, Maryland. She helps produce a monthly radio broadcast for Women's Liberation Radio News. Last year, she represented lesbians at Baltimore Pride and on the Law and Policy Committee of Baltimore City's LGBTQ Commission. She is currently at the fore of the fight for women's rights in the USA.
There will be a bounty of merchandise to purchase, please bring cash.
We will be live streaming on Posie Parker Youtube channel.
The venue supply unlimited water and will be announced a few hours before the event.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties please contact [email protected] and we may be able to offer a reduced ticket price.

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SpartacusAutisticusAHF · 06/04/2019 20:11

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SpartacusAutisticusAHF · 06/04/2019 20:12

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hipsterfun · 06/04/2019 20:29

Thanks, MsJP, just seemed low profile so I wanted to check back.

Tbf, SAAHF, all you’ve said on this thread is ‘Fabulous’, but I’m happy if you know it’s real Smile

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SpartacusAutisticusAHF · 07/04/2019 00:44

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Tunt · 07/04/2019 00:49

I’m not a lesbian, although I love sitting on chairs.... is this an event a straight GC woman can go to or is it really more for lesbians?

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HermioneWeasley · 07/04/2019 00:58

They should hold it at the Accenture offices. I am FURIOUS with them for having Julia Long removed by the fucking police. I shall refuse to attend any meetings with them in the future

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hipsterfun · 07/04/2019 02:27

I’m not a lesbian either. My motivation is to better understand the lesbian perspective in order to try to help push back when I can.

But if it’s meant to be a lesbian event, I daresay I’ll bravely battle through my straight-gal hurtyfeelz Grin

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CuriousaboutSamphire · 07/04/2019 08:13

I've just spoken to a friend who thinks this is 'just hilarious'. She came across the event by accident, she was trawling for something else.

Standing for Women hosts Lesbians on Chairs - OMG that's so funny!

I think she thought she was the only one who saw the irony, that it was totally unintended, that the little women organisers were so cute!

Well she knows MUCH more now, I am afraid I had a little rant and unWoke her a little bit.

So, my thanks to anyone who contributed to the various GC for Beginners threads. She has a lot of catching up to do. I have high hopes of her, eventually Smile

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SpartacusAutisticusAHF · 07/04/2019 09:11

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OrchidInTheSun · 07/04/2019 10:18

The speaker are all lesbians- the attendees don't have to be Smile

I've got my ticket

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ChickenonaMug · 07/04/2019 11:05

I also went to the Barnstaple one. It was so good. I spent a good couple of hours afterwards, in a small group, talking with Julia Long. She is brilliant, caring, funny and very woman-focused. I would have loved to come to this event.

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Beerincomechampagnetastes · 07/05/2019 13:53

Ok, so I have two tickets ... but my friend has dropped out and dh has asked if he can replace her.....

What’s the etiquette? And will he be the only penis owning person in the room?

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SwearyPoppins · 07/05/2019 13:58

Email the organisers, Beer. Most of these events have a smattering of men at them. Some attendees find it irritating, others don't care. I suspect the larger group are in the don't care camp.

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OhHolyJesus · 07/05/2019 13:59

I'll be there. I'm not a man or a lesbian and I encourage your DH Beer to attend. I'm really looking forward to it (even if I am a bit scared about getting lynched en route for wearing my AHF t shirt!)

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Beerincomechampagnetastes · 07/05/2019 14:05

Tbh I’m not a big fan of men in my feminism so I kind of agree to a point with people who prefer not!
But on the other hand- dh is an ally and education and information is for everyone.

plus he’ll buy my pints

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OhHolyJesus · 07/05/2019 14:35

On the flip side though it's better in my view that men are involved - my DH doesn't really talk to me about trans/feminism stuff and he hasn't got "skin in the game" but he has me and he should care enough to be involved, even if it's just a little bit...I often think it would be different if we had a daughter.

It's not fair that GC men are mostly heard whilst GC women are almost always silenced (GC men have been silenced too) and personally I think there is strength in numbers so the more genuine GC men who do give a shit about women, the better off we will be.

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Beerincomechampagnetastes · 07/05/2019 14:55

I agree ohholy

Heaven know dh has heard enough about it from me picketing my M&S bra department went Manfriday first launched.
Alone - I’m the only gender critical feminist in the village Grin
Stickering my local Waitrose and lobbying our local MP’s.
Do you know our local Labour candidate doorstepped us and when I asked him his position he said...and I quote “women’s issues isn’t really my thing”.

Anyway, dh is truly peaked and sources some fabulous articles for me.

We both like pizzas, chairs and lesbians.

I’ve emailed the organizers just to check- I don’t want him cramping my style.

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Beerincomechampagnetastes · 07/05/2019 14:57

It’s females only!!!

Confirmed!

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OhHolyJesus · 07/05/2019 17:43

Oh shame Beer, good to know in advance so he doesn't get carried out on a chair himself, we don't want to have to get 7 police officers in to remove him!

What are everyone's travel plans? I've never been to one of these events where the venue is announced on the day. I guess I'll head into central London to be there about 30 mins before and go from there?

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Beerincomechampagnetastes · 07/05/2019 17:48

He did ask if he could self Id Grin

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ShaveYourOwnLegs · 07/05/2019 19:28

There will be a bounty of merchandise to purchase, please bring cash.

Hmm, Posie's merchandise I'm assuming.

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OhHolyJesus · 07/05/2019 20:03

Yes Shave she is hosting so that's fair enough, she does a lot of good with the profits. Posie is not asking just for donations, you do get something in return and the tickets weren't very expensive and they could be subsidised.

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hannah5 · 08/05/2019 13:23

Is this anyone's first time going to an event?
Is anyone going alone / doesn't know anyone?
Bit nervous but super excited too! Smile

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FloralBunting · 08/05/2019 13:28

I'm going. Today it's one of the things keeping me from barring the doors and windows and shutting down all contact with the outside batshittery.

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Callmejudith · 08/05/2019 13:33

I'm going as a first timer, bit nervous!

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