Darlene Clover, founder of the initiative for a Women’s Museum in Victoria, Canada visited two exhibitions in Toronto. One was of Christian Dior at the Royal Ontario Museum and the other, “Victims of Fashion” at the Bata Shoe Museum. She created these ‘found poems’ from wording and phrases from the curatorial statements, explanatory panels and labels, which she will read at her talk feminist research and pedagogy at the University of Huddersfield:
Ode to the Couturier
The bible has not taught us so much
As this master of shape
This great conductor of form
Who astonished the public
By orchestrating away wartime masculine style
To make women feel like women again
Clothed in the armour
Of a revival of 19th century corsetry
That obscured the natural to accentuate the waist
And enshrine femininity
As the ‘new look’ of peace
Ode to the victims
Their worries proved to be well-founded
In the decades long reign
Of notorious female fashion dictates
Cloth dipped in toxic pigments
Testing positive for arsenic
And when brushed against a flame
Set instantly alight the women
Imprisoned in the steel corseted cage
Crafted to make a criminally small waist
And mocked mercilessly by caricaturists
For their female excess and frivolity
In occasion of International Women’s Day the Women’s Museum Hittisau in Austria is inviting to the concert finklinggs: “… nur für Freunde der Urtriebsfoschung”.
Before the concert a workshop with Dr. Christian Fiala, founder of the Museum of Contraception and Abortion in Vienna, will take place.
Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro, delivered an inspiring TED Talk for International Women’s Day.
Isirika. It’s one word with a meaning powerful enough to mobilize and inspire an entire community.
Global Fund for Women’s President and CEO, Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro’s new TED Talk was just released for International Women’s Day! It’s time to embrace isirika – a Maragoli word that means ‘caring, together, for one another’ or equal generosity – and help make a real difference for women around the world.
This year Enciclopedia delle Donne, Milan, Italy will be in Rome for IWD in occasion of its eight birthday!
In Rome the fair ‘Feminism – the first fair of women’s publishing‘ takes place for the first time in the International House of Women’s Publishing.
Enciclopedia delle Donne will be present at the fair with their stand and is organizing two talks.
foto Marit Bye Gjermshus
What’s happening on and around the International Women’s Day in Kongsvinger 2018?
The Norwegian Women’s Museum, Kvinnemuseet, is an active part in the IWD committee in our town, Kongsvinger. This is the third year we are inviting several other organizations to join the celebration to raise awareness on feminist issues in our community.
We have opted, not to have one Women’s Day, but several! There will be feminist activities happening in Kongsvinger from 1st to 11th of March. On the 1st of March, there will be a philosophical café, focusing on the #metoo-campaign, at the library, and there will also be a quiz, with questions from Women’s culture and history.