The Wandering Uterus Project is designed to redress the recent anti-uterus rhetoric that has entered the public sphere and to give voice to the uterus-owners who face a forced orthosectomy at the hands of legislators across the country. The Wandering Uterus Project is a multimedia performance piece that reconsiders and reconfigures the long history of male philosophers and politicians and how they define and dictate where uteruses can and cannot wander. The Wandering Uterus Project encourages participation through social media and during live performances by those with (and possibly without) uteruses.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Why we're here...

To say we're fed up is a bit of an understatement.  We're astounded and angry that in 2012 we are watching politicians (mostly male) across the country legislate what women can and can not do with their own bodies.  Frankly, we thought our mothers and grandmothers had already fought this fight.  That's what happened in the 60s, right?!?

But, here we are...and so we're determined to fight back, and invite our family, friends, acquaintances, and total strangers to fight back too!  We're fighting back using theatre, because that's what we do.  Right now we've been hard at work on a performance piece...one that we hope can be a conversation starter...no, we want more than that...we want to start a fight!

We want to fight because we are really fighting back. The right wing rhetoric around body issues is violent and visceral. We say that saying women should just close their eyes and take it during a forced transvaginal ultrasound and pay for it is an act of violence against our bodies and minds and we have a visceral response. Saying women are okay with making less than men is destructive to us and to how young girls will value their womanhood in the near future. We want to fight because these politicians have been pushing us, forcing us, and limiting us. They've been beating us up rhetorically and socially so we're going to beat them the same way.

They declared a War on Women...well, now they've got one!


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