Donnerstag 14 Juni
In activist communities femmes experience different kinds of denials. Femmes are said to be not subversive enough and not queer enough to work radically against the heteronormative binary. Their activism is often not taken seriously and their femmeness even read as an adjustment to the normative system. Femmes are assumed to be passive and weak, to not question the binary, to not be lesbian, queer, empowered and political.
We and a lot of femmes and friends have made those experiences, also in the Berlin queer community. Certain activist communities offer no space and do not thematize femme experience, even deny themselves everything that is femme and do not worship it on others.
That’s why we want to create a space for femmes and femmeness, whatever ones understanding of that is. Femme is an attitude, a personality, a way of being, that can be embodied by everyone. Femme is a deeply layered political identity, in opposition to patriarchy, working against oppression and is integral to our queerness and harmonious with our radical feminist politics.
So don’t be shy to grab your highest heels, lipstick, lashes, lace. Come, embrace and be the femme in whatever way you would like to be.
Because the femme-bar is a big fat fuck you to the patriarchal system of oppression!
music by the CandySluts
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