This blog is not for the Beyoncés or the Britneys out there, however much we love them; it’s for the grassroots, independent, self-starters. The ladies who are just testing the waters with their talents and ideas, or who have maybe got a little further but are still nowhere near big-time.
It’s a tough old world for women and girls. We’re constantly told we have to try harder than the guys to be accepted as we are. How many times have you seen a girl band be put down for their abilities, when you’ve just seen a group of dudes play much worse? How many times have you been told women don’t belong in the comic book industry, or seen their writing slammed as ‘just chick lit’?
Sometimes I have the time and patience to get from an idea to a fully fleshed-out, penciled, inked and coloured comic.
Sometimes I don’t.
"The patriarchal construction of the difference between masculinity and femininity is the political difference between freedom and subjection."
Come to this! My friend’s band Female Band are playing and they are swell, and this will be fun and is for a good cause! Yay!
We are teaming up with Not So Popular and Storm in a Teacup to raise money and awareness for the Free Pussy Riot campaign: http://freepussyriot.org/
There will be stalls, bands, DJs and guest speakers (all TBC) all committed to spreading the word and raising money to free Maria…
Friday 30th March, 7pm, Bedford Square, WC1
Anti-choice group ‘40 Days for Life’ are staging a 40 day protest outside the Bpas clinic on Bedford Square.
They have been approaching women entering the clinic, handing out grossly inaccurate material and filming clients and staff. Their presence is distressing and intimidating.
On Friday 30th March they will be joined by Bishop Alan Hopes for an evening prayer vigil at the clinic.
Pro-choice supporters will be staging a peaceful counter-protest to express our opposition to the group’s tactics and to stand up for our right to safe, legal abortion. Join us!
7pm, Bedford Square, WC1 (Tottenham Court Road tube)
“When it comes to the topic of women in science, Marie Curie usually dominates the conversation. After all, she discovered two elements, was the first women to win a Nobel Prize, in 1903, and was the first person to win a second Nobel, in 1911. But Curie was not the first female scientist. Many other brilliant, dedicated and determined women have pursued science over the years.”
- Emilie du Chatelet (1706 – 1749)
- Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848)
- Mary Anning (1799 – 1847)
- Mary Somerville (1780 – 1872)
- Maria Mitchell (1818 – 1889)
- Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968)
- Irène Curie-Joliot (1897 – 1956)
- Barbara McClintock (1902 – 1992)
- Dorothy Hodgkin (1910 – 1994)
- Rosalind Franklin (1920 – 1958)
Click the link to read about each woman’s brilliant contribution to the world.
"All oppression creates a state of war."
"There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver."