Well, I'll go to the foot of my stairs...

Often startled, frequently amused, sometimes scared; rarely speechless. Can be found at witchywoo22@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Witchy-woo's Wednesday Wow returns...

...this week with a couple of wonderful examples of feminist activism.

Firstly, if you haven't already seen it yet, Charliegrrl has posted a report of the Northwest Fems, Object and White Ribbon demonstration against lads mags outside the Labour Party Conference venue in Manchester - with lots of pics!

The account of the interaction between a police officer and a NW Fem is a perfect example of the hypocrisy that attempts to silence women when we speak about misogyny. And doesn't the look on the police officer's face speak volumes - or is it just me?

Secondly, Vicky Vengeance from Sometimes Feminists Aren't Nice has posted her email correspondance with the program director of her local community radio station about the repeated playing of a song that promotes practical women hating through gender based violence.

It's obvious from his response that the program director has only half read Vicky's objection and not only has he totally missed the point but he's attributed arguments to Vicky that she didn't even make. And it's all rounded off nicely with his assurance that he, the DJ and the radio station "have no intention of offending our community". Well, you have offended, dumbass, so do something about it!

What was that about women not being heard....?


  • At 11:10 AM, Blogger stormy said…

    That photo of the NWFem and the cop was taken by yours truly. There was another cop standing just to the side of him.

    The second cop chips in to help his bud "but it is offensive to people walking past". Stormy chips in with "I'm offended walking into any supermarket or corner shop [having LMs in my face]". He had no answer.

    The cops did several attempts at intimidation. It was a peaceful protest, and they were so out of order. Perhaps the real 'threat' was any woman speaking out.

  • At 8:18 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    she's back with the wow and wait...what's that sound?
    It's Patriarchy quaking.
    Hurrah for Wednesdays! (albeit I'm redaing this on Thursday)

  • At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That picture of that copper's face speaks for society as a whole. It is A-OK for him to scoff over tits in his edition of Nuts on his lunchbreak, reading degrading line after line about women. But, when a protest rally start screaming out the smutty stuff he reads in public: he can't take it!

  • At 2:14 AM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    Exactly SLP - it's almost like he/they don't want to be found out or exposed by the very people they're degrading.

    Hypocritical or what...


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