F.ist - This week in feminist London

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F.ist - This week in feminist London
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Protest:

Where do you stand on the great lads mags debate? This is a perfect week to take sides - or at least engage in some spirited argument, because back-bench MP Claire Curtis-Thomas is kicking off a debate in Parliament about whether lads mags and newspapers such as the Sport should be classed as pornography.

Meanwhile, Object will be holding a protest outside Parliament on Tuesday 27th June, and distributing 'porn flakes' to passers-by in an effort to start a new conversation about the way women are depicted in the media.

Movie:

This weekend Londoners can catch the Bird's Eye Film Festival tour as it touches down at East Finchley's Phoenix Cinema.

The programme includes an Oscar-nominated animation about a badger and Susie:

"Controversial winner of the Jameson Short Film Award, in this textiles animation a woman’s masturbatory fantasies become a bizarre folk tale about a voracious vagina that cannot be silenced."

Cultural Subversion:

On Saturday, get yourself down to the Tate Modern for 3pm to see a live presentation by the infamous Guerrilla Girls: a band of female artists who take direct action against the dearth of opportunities for women in the art world. They only appear in gorilla masks, and operate anonymously - taking on the names of long-dead female artists as their stage monikers.

Gig:

On Thursday, head down to the Water Rats Theatre in King's Cross for 8pm to see Gertrude, Hooker and One More Kiss play a benefit gig for Verge - London's newest feminist magazine.

Blog:

The 17th Carnival of Feminists - a twice-monthly collection of the best of the feminist blogosphere - has been posted on Bitch:Lab. Not overly Londoncentric, but it gets a mention here because the blogger who founded and organises the carnival is Londoner Natalie Bennett.

Guest blogger Jess can be found daily over on the F Word blog.

Last Updated 26 June 2006