🔎 TRANSINCLUSIVE SELF-GYNECO WORKSHOP 🔎
In the face of the injunctions that weigh on our bodies, even more than the norms, we must keep in modesty and preserve the physiological expression of our organism. The knowledge of our body is not ours. It belongs to the one who looks at us, who examines us. Even more women have been dispossessed or despised by the fact of gaining access to them. How then (re) learn our own body, outside of medical settings?
This workshop is an opportunity to discuss our experiences, learn and understand and more, see and observe for oneself.
🕓 Monday 18 March from 12h30 to 16h30
👉 at La Mutinerie (Paris, 3rd)
Registration at: email@example.com
⚡ Program of the workshop ⚡
The knowledge-sharing and self-observation workshops of the genital organs (vulva, vagina and cervix) that we propose take place in two stages:
1. Discussion and sharing of our experiences and exchanges around our knowledge
2. Self-observation with mirrors and specula for those who wish
The individual intimacy and modesty of each person will be respected by our installation: screen, stretched fabric, full skirt, etc.
These workshops are moments of self-help, it is a way to take care of oneself.
We are committed to creating a space of sharing that allows everyone to feel free, secure, confident and empowered.
At the end of the workshop, a moment will be devoted again to an exchange on our sensations, our (re) discoveries and our questions.
► Transinclusive // All persons who have or have had genitals such as vulva, vagina, clitoris, uterus or ovaries are welcome regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age or religion.
More info: http://lesflux.fr/2019/01/31/inclusive-writing-and-invisit-of-the-feminist-games/
⭐ Collective The Flows ⭐
Flux is a feminist initiative for the reappropriation of gynecological knowledge.
The injunctions that weigh on women's bodies are numerous and full of contradictions; held to be thin but greedy, tonic but not too muscular, sexy but not vulgar. Above all, we must be modest and preserve our surroundings physiological manifestations of our body: you know, women do not defecate, urinate silently, our flatulence smell pink and our menstrual blood is blue! The discretion imposed on women is so entrenched that one hesitates to ask our colleague for a stamp or to explain to our friends that we are writhing in pain because we have our periods. More seriously, the silence is accompanied by a confiscation of knowledge and know-how. Witches, nurses, midwives: burned, subjected to doctors, despised. What knowledge can women still transmit between mothers and daughters, between peers? Some warnings, many legends, a little comfort sometimes.
And us, then? We decide to meet during self-help workshops. To meet and talk about what is reserved for doctors, in itself, is to resist and defy prohibitions: that of modesty, that of respect for the medical order, that of the value that is attributed to our problems "good women".
Since October 2016 they animate a feminist newsletter, The newsletter of my pussy
More info: http://lesflux.fr/
📌 PRACTICAL INFO 📌
Participation on registration (8 people)
Send your PRENOM + NAME / PSEUDO:
You can bring something to drink or nibble on the spot
Take a towel, and we provide the mirrors, flashlights and speculums
Accessible to wheelchair users (a ramp can be arranged on request)
176, rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris
Metro: Rambuteau - line 11
Châtelet / Etienne Marcel - line 4
This event is a program of the Queer Week 2019: March 15 to 23. Queer Week is a week of reflection around the diversity of genres, bodies and sexualities. https://www.facebook.com/events/816986838667042/