Friday, 23 April 2010

Token Women

There's a great article today in the Guardian about tokenism in the arts by Bidisha. Check it out here.

My general response to events that feature either no women on panels or only put one woman on the panel of 4 or 5 is that I just don't attend. I won't pay for events that are unconsciously (or consciously) sexist. Bidisha's article has inspired me to ask - what if we boycott an event in London this summer? Is it possible to put word out to the extent that on, say, the 3rd day of the How the Light Gets In festival, no women attend? Would anyone notice? Might make for an interesting experiment.

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