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(en) fda-ifa: Female focused & queer-feminist festival ‚Böse und Gemein‘ (de)

Date Fri, 13 May 2016 17:53:42 +0300


“böse und gemein“ is a queer-feminist and all-grrrlz concert-booking-collective from Dresden, Germany. It is a friendly collective that is open for cooperation and new participants. ---- Our feminism does not exclude anyone, nor is it focused on one specific gender. Together, we aim to overcome the restricting and discriminating norms of biologism and gender, as well as the word gender itself – to us, genders are genitals; what you make out of your own identity is entirely up to you! ---- Irrespective of our demand to overcome the matter of gender as a construct of power preservation by specific groups, the reality is that we live in a society in which women* and men* make different experiences. It is for that reason that we have made it our goal to strengthen female positions on stage and to emphasise them throughout our concerts. We are not excluding anyone; we are simply changing the focus.

Machoism, degradation of femininity (not bound to genitals), boyz-clubs and tough atmospheres at concerts are utterly unpleasant and in no way enjoyable. Therefore, it is time to shift the focus and to try something different.

We believe feminism means to take actions and offer alternatives. Our idea of queer-feminism contains the creation of open spaces where everyone can be how and whomever they are or would like to be – beyond the boundaries of any form of norm or standard. To us, being queer means the emancipation from stereotypical images and conceptions, to get creative and to explore our identity/ies.

We are tired of the taking over of spaces by a certain privileged group – thus, we are aiming to create and offer new spaces.

Punk-positive.

To us, punk means self-empowerment, DIY, imagination and energy. It has nothing to do with a certain style or music genre – punk comes from within. The demands on inclusive feminism and the idea of gender and identity have changed since riot grrrl. However, the question of power that riot grrrl raised (and answered) within the (cis) male dominated scene still remains. Not much has changed. We want to create new open spaces through the link between feminism and punk – on and off the stage. Through being carried away by music, community and energy – collectively sweating, breathing, shouting and dancing. It needs more effort to create a lasting effect on and change in the atmosphere of a concert than to state “no sexism” in your Facebook event.
Let’s do this!

Queers in love at the end of the world.

https://fda-ifa.org/das-female-focused-queer-feminist-festival-bse-und-gemein-vom-24-26-6-in-dresden/
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