... this event was from 2014 (and again in 2017) and was part of an art movement in the U.K. for women to reclaim the cunt. Just like weíre reclaiming the word witch, whore and any other words designed to demean women through the ages.
Ask yourself what is less civil ó women reclaiming their power in a safe, workshop setting or centuries of gender based oppression?
Further more, I run events similar to this here in the U.K. and itís about empowerment, body positivity and healing patriarchy. I would wildly suggest trying it, youíd get an awful lot of rage out.
If youíd like to ask any questions about such events, please feel free to ask. Otherwise, please donít comment on our lack of civility. It takes radical, personal journey workshops out of context.
I appreciate your perspective. I actually was having second thoughts. Certainly civil or uncivil, art is art. Itís not for me to perform - but I could stand to rethink things more as far as my opinion of them goes.
But I have a question; would you be cool with intact men raising the kilt? Certainly men are dealing with mutilation.
My response to seeing women do this is - some who are MGM or FGM survivors might have a bad reaction to this. Not because they are wholeness-phobic, but because they came to love themselves they way they are.
Now that is being challenged in a way that kind-of throws shade on their comfort.
Not that this is the reason to stop. But imagine if women with intact breasts were screaming at the world over mastectomy and showing off their intact breasts as an act of defiance?
To me, it is kind of a disruptive/aggressive thing, which encourages the question - to what end?
I think they got us talking about issues, so thereís a mission accomplished. 👍