More than 1600 people demonstrating in Leipzig

According to the press release of the Feminist March Alliance in Leipzig, the demonstration on Saturday March 11th with the motto “Feminist struggles to the offensive” was a full success. More than 1600 people went on the streets against a right-wing rollback, for equal rights of all sexes and the dispersal of societal genders. Read the entire pr (in german only) here.

Thanks to everybody who took part! Let’s stay rowdy and perceptibly!

e*vibes in june

After Annaberg-Buchholz – here you can find the press review and the indymedia article here

At 21.06.2016 e*skunks goes to Vienna to have a lecture about gender and kapitalism. The event will start at 7pm at W23 (Wipplingerstraße 23)

After that the fantastic “Böse und Gemein”-Festival will start on 24th of June in Dresden. We are really looking forward to it!

On the 30th of June at 5 pm e*space will have the lecture “Definitionsmacht – eine feministische Kritik” at the fusion festival.
Apart from that you can find our information desk at the oase.

Do you feel like..

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.. feminist politics
.. theoretical discussions
.. talking
.. radical critics on society
.. feministist militancy
.. emancipatory practice?

Then come to the e*vibes meeting, to get to know each other, on June 13th 2016 in front of kosmotique (Martin – Luther – Str. 13, Dresden) at 4.30pm or write an e-mail to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

All genders welcome!

Another Mobiweek..

17.05.16, 7pm, Chemnitz
Lecture by Kirsten Achtelik „Selbstbestimmte Norm. Feminismus, Pränataldiagnostik, Abtreibung“.
Lokomov (Augustusburger Straße 102)

18.05.16, 7.30pm, Leipzig
Lecture by Kirsten Achtelik „Selbstbestimmte Norm. Feminismus, Pränataldiagnostik, Abtreibung“.
Interim (Demmeringstraße 32)

19.05.16, 7pm, Berlin
Information/Modilisation Lecture; Tickets for the bus from Berlin will be available
Projektraum H48 (Hermannstraße 48, U-Bahnhof Boddinstr.)

19.05.16, 6.30 pm, Halle
Information/Modilisation Lecture and movie: Maria, Christiane, Else, Karin, Lea, Lydia, Petra S., Petra W., und der §218
MLU Audimax Hörsaal XXIII

20.05.16, 8pm, Annaberg – Buchholz
Lecture by Kirsten Achtelik „Selbstbestimmte Norm. Feminismus, Pränataldiagnostik, Abtreibung“.
Neues Konsulat

21.05.16, 5pm, Plauen
Lecture by Kirsten Achtelik „Selbstbestimmte Norm. Feminismus, Pränataldiagnostik, Abtreibung“. + female focus-concert.
Projekt Schuldenberg

Mobi Annaberg – Buchholz part II

After the previous events there will be two more:

13.05., Klatschcafé Dresden, 6pm, Mobivortrag
@FB

15.05., cafém Dresden, 4pm (cafém starts at 2pm), lecture by Kirsten Achtelik about feminism, self-determination, abortion and pränatal diagnosis
@FB

Bustickets for the Demonstration will be available and both events take part at Kosmotique (Martin-Luther-Str. 13
01099 Dresden)

For any further information: schweigemarsch-stoppen.de

Female focused & queer-feminist festival ‘Böse und Gemein’ 24.-26.6.

Female focused & queer-feminist festival in Dresden

Line-up
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Anti-Corpos (Lieblingsband São Paulo, Brazil)
https://anti-corpos.bandcamp.com/

Cocaine Piss (Noise Punk aus Belgien)
https://cocainepiss.bandcamp.com/album/the-pool

Femme Krawall (Riot Grrrl aus Berlin)
https://femmekrawall.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

Cuntroaches (Bösester & schönester Noisepunk aus Berlin)
https://cuntroaches.bandcamp.com/releases

Levitations (Sympathischster Postpunk aus Berlin)
https://levitations.bandcamp.com/

THURM (Pure Power from everywhere)
https://thurmband.bandcamp.com/releases

Svffer (Crusty, blackened HC-extended von Münsteranerinnen* in Berlin)
https://svffer.bandcamp.com/

Gurr (Feinste Garagenmusik aus Berlin)

Cuntent
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▲ Sa 25.06. in der Kosmotique ▲
13 Uhr ► Wanna talk about sex? Yes Clitoris! Input + Austausch
Mit Louisa (Berlin)
15 Uhr ► Ausstellungseröffnung OFF THE ROKKET
Queere Pin-ups von Yori Gargarim
16 Uhr ► Sexy Time – Raum für Austausch. Sprechen über und beim Sex I Input + Austausch
Mit Madeline (Bochum)

▲ So 26.06. in der Kosmotique ▲
14 Uhr ► Feministisch Frühstücken
16 Uhr ► Ein Wurm mit Adlerflügeln, in der Küche Talg hackend // Lesung mit dem AK Unbehagen
18 Uhr ► PorYes – Feminist Porn Award – Feministische Konzepte in der Pornografie I Input + Austausch
Mit Lexi (Dresden/Berlin)
19.30 Uhr ► Offenes Vernetzungstreffen und Abschluss Festival

▲ 25.06./26.06. in der Queer Station / Beim Festival ▲
► Cunt Collective (Oldenburg) I Ausstellung I Interaktives Angebot
http://c-collective.weebly.com/
► Henrike Iglesias I Installation
Henrike Iglesias sind Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan und Sophia Schroth.
HI. THIS IS HENRIKE IGLESIAS.
► Yori Gagarim (Berlin) I Festivalstand I Politische Bildung
Yori-gagarim.com
TROUBLE-X.info
OFF-THE-ROKKET.tumblr.com
► Sexclusivitäten (Berlin) I Festivalstand I Sexuelle Bildung
www.sexclusivitaeten.de

“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!
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Queers in love at the end of the world.

Jam and open stage for women*

in cooperation with AZ Conni we organize the following event:

Open stage for all people who want to try things out for themselves like playing music, performing, learning, listening…

Most music genres are still male dominated. We want to break with this continuity and create a respectfull space where FLT* have the opportunity to perform on stage without any fear or pressure, without having to fit into a certain role model.

14/04/2016
8pm AZ Conni, Dresden

Queer, Anarchism and Feminism

Today an event with the topic “Queer, Anarchism and Feminism” will take place.
An activist of crimethinc. will prepare an input and after that we will have a discussion.

The event will be in English.
7:15pm @AZ Conni

We live in a strange moment in the history of gender oppression.
Same-sex marriage is becoming legal in more and more countries, while restrictions on abortion and women’s reproductive autonomy are getting worse. Transgender people have become more visible than ever in the mass media, yet gender does not seem to be any less entrenched as a system of
domination in daily life. Why are all things gay and even transgender “trending”, while feminism continues to be marginalized? Could the logic of “diversity” and “inclusion,” particularly when applied to gay and transgender people in the global north, actually reinforce a repressive neoliberal agenda? How do radical queer/feminist concepts like sex positivity, polyamory, and challenging the gender binary relate to
neoliberal capitalism? And most importantly, what does collective resistance to gender oppression look like in the era of gay marriage and trans celebrities? Join a queer anarchist and feminist from the USA for provocative reflections on the politics of gender and sexuality today.

cafém in March: Would have, could have, chould have – DOING IT!!

This month’s cafém is a little different. To be honest: The cafém is having a crisis. Which is why it is reinventing itself at the moment and, in future, it wants to be more open and interactive. We want to discuss YOUR ideas of how this little space created with the cafém could/should look like and how we can revitalise it together.
For this, we’re inviting you to the FIRST OPEN PLENARY at 3pm. Bring your friends and ideas 🙂 Let’s turn the cafém into an experimental open space that can be used and created by you yourselves and that is open for special events, such as bigger workshops or talks.

++Other topics++
* Review of the Feminist Fight Day Demonstration in Leipzig on 03/12/16
* Designing the new cafém leaflet
* Fixing the cafém sign
* Maybe a film

As usual, we’ll have a vegan buffet, coffee and tea. Feel free to bring some food or drinks or to leave a small donation. Of courese, there’ll also be a playing area for the little ones, a reading area with books and zines, as well as space and time to chat and hang out.

cafém – getting to know feminism: 2-8pm
open plenary: 3pm

“We’re far worse than we thought we are, we’re shocked by ourselves”

Thoughts on feminist militancy

What’s that shit with women* apparently being either peaceful or bitchy? How are femininity and aggression interconnected? How can we overcome – in our political practice – the friendliness/smile we were taught? What does militancy mean to us, what can feminist militancy be? Definitely more than a mixture of feminist slogans and things guys are doing at demonstrations. How should our “our” militancy look, without only taking part in already existing forms? Which examples of feminist militancy existed in the past? And now, where to go to with the anger?
Link to the video

When? 09/03/16 at 6pm (!!! time changed !!!)
Where? kosmotique, Martin-Luther-Str. 16 01099 Dresden
talks is in German