Flow n Flux #2: Let’s Talk About Genitals

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The Flow n Flux club is a new discussion club which invites collective thinking and will help to build a community within the CHASE Feminist Network. Held once a month, on each occasion, material which may include texts, video, and music will be distributed in advance online. We plan to engage with some feminist consciousness raising pratices, sharing personal experiences in order to reflect on structural power within society and explore where feminist hope lies. Each week will incorporate participatory exercises, ranging from crafts to theatre to writing. However, everyone is free to be involved with as much or as little as they feel comfortable!

For December’s Flow n Flux meeting, we will be looking at the exploration of genitals in literature, haikus, and performance. We also have a pretty exciting exercise where we use play dough to mould genitals and discuss body image and hygiene.

In preparation we would like you to reflect on your thoughts around the texts and links listed below. However, we would like to emphasise that you are still more than welcome to attend even if you are unable to engage with the works below in advance of the session.

Please sign up here if you would like to attend:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/flow-n-flux-2-lets-talk-about-genitals-tickets-84235750397

TEXTS AND LINKS

From Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography (2012) we will be looking at the chapter ‘The Vagina Began as Sacred’ pp. 166-186. A PDF OF THIS TEXT WILL BE SENT OUT TO YOU AFTER REGISTRATION.

HBO special on Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues the special includes interviews and behind-the-scenes commentary added to the original performance material. Trigger warning: some references to sexual violence. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUg85s27uJU

Men compose haikus about their penises. Read here: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/vbypxa/men-compose-haikus-about-their-penises

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