Just a quote from Giggles’ diary to start my entry off. I’m not sure what FemSoc is doing so continually to make you all so angry. No, let me correct that, I do know that they are being insensitive and using emotional blackmail to gain money for the Preston Women’s Refuge. As the Orange would doubtless say, the cause is righteous but the actions are not.
So what do I think? Well I’m dissapointed on a personal level, because this means that none of my friends are planning on coming to see my exhibtion (which will be so much finer than last years) on the other hand three of my best friends did come and support me in this last year. On the other hand if you are sick of hearing the word Vagina it does mean that we are having better publicity than we managed last year our posters are still getting torn down and postered over but we doubled the budget for printing posters this year after the same thing happened last year; and who are these people who tear down the posters I mean I didn’t think that real mysogynists existed anymore.
But people are becoming angry about feminists grabbing them and demanding money, understandably so…and I was pissed off about that. But not as pissed off as I am about women being beaten up in relationships, about women being emotionally, verbally, physically and sexually abused. That really makes me mad. So am I one of these terrible feminists who won’t shut up about the word vagina? Yes I guess that I am, I’m not going to emotionally blackmail you for money, I am going to make artworks to raise money for the Preston Women’s Refuge. The cause is righteous and my actions are going to be just. But I’m glad that so many people are hearing the word vagina.
We aren’t shouting it in the middle of a barcrawl to drown out the voices of everybody around us, trying to be funny; we are telling you about it though to try and make sure that everybody loves it, everybody has at least heard it and that nobody wants to abuse it. Vagina? Sorry if you’re sick of hearing it but at least you know about the monologues this year, and you know that we are raising money for the Preston Women’s Refuge. I’m sorry if FemSoc’s actions have been inexcusable but I’m standing by our cause; its the people not the word, its the people not the cause that you are sick of.
Vagina Vagina Vagina. You don’t have to drink to it, just remember not to hurt it.