Friday, October 30, 2009
It is a detatchable vagina pin on a vagina purse and it is genius. I am very proud to be putting this vagina blog post on top of the vagina pin on top of the vagina purse. Vagina on vagina on vagina! Put your vagina comments on it!
Stacks on VAGINAS!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Therefore you should all go and buy a copy immediately. Apart from the joy of seeing the word 'cunt' in mainstream glossy print, you can get a chunk of really handy tips about green renting from Cartel stalwarts Cate & Chris (wearing their greenrenters.org hats) PLUS read contributions from at least two of my fuck-sisters ('fuck-sisterhood', of course, referring to the relationship between two women who have had sex with the same man at different times). The last probably isn't much of a selling point for most of you (particularly as the man in question has been quite prolific so the coincidence is kinda small) but, for me, it added a nice spice to an already enjoyable read.
"What's one thing we should know about the group? We don't find the word 'cunt' offensive. Why would you? They're deep, warm and delightful. Rotarians, on the other hand, are disturbing."
Thursday, September 3, 2009
"grabbed him around the ear and hair and kneed him in the groin"
& then I grinned & then my lip split.
71: legend. I don't usually advocate violence but Dawn, you can split my lip any time.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Friday, August 28, 2009
Have you seen it? I've never actually sat with the program before but in the wee hours of yesterday morning, huddled in my doona hiding from the wild wind and wilder nightmares, I tuned in. Oh My God. I tried to find a YouTube clip of the segment I saw to share with you but no such luck (curse). It was beyond bizarre. A lot of talk about false prophets and Anti-Christs and dramatic doom culminating in a sneak peak of one of the female leaders strumming a guitar and singing to a weeping follower. As the woman wiped tears from her eyes the voice-over intoned -
'Tune in tomorrow as blah-blah (the leader's name eludes me) sings to a
woman who was date-raped, became pregnant and considered an abortion'.
For Real. Crazy crazy world. Next time I think I'll just stay in bed and sweat out the nightmares.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Here's one email from a (now former) Craft Cartelian:
I am a member of this group in facebook, and am just wondering, why do all your session titles have to have expletives in them? It's always " clits/ cunts " etc...is it that you are trying to make some sort of feminist statement with regards to a woman's sexual organs? Or am I just reading too much into this...? Think about, if a men's group had " reclaim your cock" in their title, do you think you would find it sexist and offensive? Perhaps not, but I think it's unnecessary, I find it offensive, it intones to me a lack of imagination when it comes to writing. I am at a loss- I think you will lose members as opposed to gaining them.
There are millions of other words in the English language- try some different ones!
No longer a member
And my response:
Thanks for dropping me a line - I do appreciate you explaining you position and your feelings rather than just disappearing silently. Unfortunately it's not a surprise that some are offended by our use of the term 'cunt'. The reason the next workshop is titled CUNTS is precisely because the word is deemed to be the most offensive in our language and I find that offensive. I think it is wrong that a word that describes a part of the female body doubles as a derogatory slur and I think it is through positive use of the word and positive discussions about female bodies that this will change.
I don't think the correlation to a 'reclaim your cock' group holds because the word 'cock' simply doesn't have the same negative power as 'cunt'. Why is that? What is it that's so horrifically scary about female genitalia that makes this word the worst swear word we've got? These are the questions that I hope will be raised and discussed at the workshop. To shy away from using the word 'cunt' would just be perpetuating the negativity and fear associated with it.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Last weekend I went on an awesome cunt-flinging mission with a crew around fitzroy - I've put some words up about it on the new blog section of the Craft Cartel website so, rather than add to my web chaos, I'll just re-direct you there.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here's a copy of the ziney low-down for anyone who missed out:
plus we were entertained by:
Alt-Burlesque artist AnAmontAna a.k.a. Diva von Dada again amused and bemused with a compelling media dissection which involved a toaster, naturally.
& Emilie Zoey Baker, spoken word queen was freaking awesome. Fannyist indeed.
The materials were simple...
(Still life with blu-stick)
But the results, for the first project at least, were super:
Yes, yes he does.
My personal favourite
This one was made by a professional poet (as if you couldn't tell)
The second project, where we were supposed to use junk mail to decorate the letters of a big banner spelling 'BUY LESS CRAP' which we would then display at some shopping mecca didn't really go according to plan.... people got all creative on me! They wouldn't stick within the bloody lines, bless them. So while the resulting work is a fascinating discourse on the chaotic and rampant nature of consumerism in today's society (...or something...) it isn't actually legible.
No matter. I plan to shamelessly manipulate their anti-media-manipulation work so the banner can be read & we'll display it at our next flock 'n' flog which is coming up real soon, subscribe to Craft Cartel for details.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
So I did it for the first time.
The lovely women from RRR were a little bit ruffled - they thought they might get in trouble. Not for 'cunt' though but for 'clit' (?!). Strange world. Never mind, I've heard the first time's always a little bit awkward.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"We would do nothing to offend the audience." Well, I find your blandness offensive, but I guess I'm not really your audience.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Which is why I am so very impressed that two of the daring crafters who attended Trashbag Rehab took the gorgeous cunts they produced on the evening, left their beer-stained comfort zone, and bravely ventured to the spray-tanned bleached-teeth south for some flinging action.
Well done Jade & Andrea - brilliant work.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
At a rough guesstimate, one kazillion freakishly gorgeous people showed up,
collected their respect-your-box kit with needle, thread and basic instructions,
kicked back to tunes from DJ Super Julie
and proceeded to create the most divinely diverse array of cunt fling-ups yet.
The results were wonderful
Though there is reason to suspect that, despite being given diagrams, some of the crafters were quite unfamiliar with the appearance of a cunt...
... they were all made with love & hot love was in the air when the evening ended with the awesome punk-knitting vid 'Marsha' by Kate Just.
My favourite quotes from the event:
"I picked up a cute boy last night but I left my vagina at the bar" -Hannah
"Who ARE these people?" - Passer-by
& from the eight year old son of Bebida Bar's owners "Mum, can I put a disco ball in the anus?" to which she replied "Yes you can, Son, yes you can". Gold.
I wanna do it all again! Which is good, because we are. The next Trashy Rehab will also be blessedly cunt-related: embroidery porn. Subscribe to Craft Cartel & we'll let you know all about it. In the meantime - give your cunt a nice fling xx
Monday, March 30, 2009
On Monday 6th April the Craft Cartel are holding our first monthly 'Trashbag Rehab' event - a hands on radical craft workshop for anyone who's over-dosed on cutesy craft crap. It'll be held in a place dear to my heart - the wonderful Bebida Cafe/Bar at 325 Smith St Fitzroy. Each session we're going to have a different project, musos & a special guest artist/therapist.
Anyone is invited to rock up & use our materials or bring their own craft junk to rehabilitate/swap.
First project : CUNT FLING-UPS!
Plus! We're going to have a special screening of punk-knitting vid - 'Marsha' by sculptural knitting artist Kate Just. Hot.
Plus! Tunes from DJ Super Julie. HOT!
It's four bucks & runs from 5:30 - 9:30pm-ish. Free champagne for early comers. 1/2 price drinks between 6&7.
you should come because it will be awesome. facefuck us if you like.
Monday, March 23, 2009
I had such a beautiful night on Saturday - the Bankrupt's Ball; theatre & food & wine & dancing & friends & then: ka-splat. I was riding slowly home, enjoying the warm evening air and the lamp light - gathered in still pools red, yellow and white on the empty roads. I've always loved cycling through the night city in summer - it can be so calming, almost meditative. Like swimming laps.
I was halfway down Sydney road when a guy ran out onto the road and started groping my breasts. I have no fucking idea how I didn't fall off the bike. I batted at his hands - pushed them away. It seemed to go on for a long time.
'FUCKING NO FUCKING FUCK OFF' When I managed to push his hands from my breasts he stuck one up my dress and into my knickers.
How the fuck did I not fall off my bike? I think he was grinning. Everything else about him is a blur - he was average height, average build, standard hair chop colour skin bluck. The things I remember are the hands and the snickers.
Then somehow I was past and still on my bike and still cycling and still intact.
'WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED?!'
I wish this was the first time something like this had happened to me, to anyone. Most of my close female friends have experienced an assault of some kind. It doesn't do great things for my view of humanity. At other times I have been so paralysed with shock that my frozen lips haven't even opened in protest. My silence has been the source of a small sad shame in me, for not 'sticking up' for myself. So this time I took a bit of comfort that at least I'd been able to bark out something 'FUCKING NO FUCKING FUCK OFF'.
The problem is I don't wander around expecting to be treated like a second hand blow-up doll so it's hard to come up with a pithy biting insult on the spot. Therefore I have decided to prepare one in advance which I can then whip out when the need arises. The best suggestion so far has come from my dear friend, Mzzz Erin Tasmania:
"GrauWAHRAUGHAHGRaAAAA!!" to be screamed with tongue protruded KISS style.
I can only hope potential gropers will appreciate such eloquent poetry.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Something went wrong with the clicking doovielacker so here is the interview cut&paste. or else you can click HERE and (hopefully!) be directed to .exactly.the.same.story. (but with heaps of other awesome articles too).
Why do you think people are so opposed to the word cunt?
I think most people probably don’t really know themselves why they find the word so offensive. The way it is used has become so established - either spat out in extreme anger and desperation or blotted out to just one letter in the media - that it has taken on a kind of mythic madness and power. People just shy away from even thinking about it - it’s reputation is so distasteful that they don’t seem to realize that this word that they feel is so wounding and disgusting is a word that signifies the wondrous place that we all entered the world from. Of course there are those who think that women and their sexual organs are intrinsically evil and I find it perfectly
understandable why these people use ‘cunt’ as a swear word.
Is that a real cunt tattoo on that young lady’s butt?
I haven’t been close enough to give it the spit-&-rub test but I believe so. It’s not the tat that worries me though, it’s more the expression on her face. Quite disturbing.
Do you think that Greg Taylor in part expected and hoped to have some controversy regarding his show?
I don’t know Greg personally but as I understand it the show wasn’t a conceptual one but more of a happy accident - a clay torso he was making exploded in the kiln and he was struck that the cunt fragment was a powerful piece in itself. Of course he can’t have been naive to the provocative impact his work would inevitably have but I don’t believe that stirring up controversy was his stimulus. I couldn’t say the same of my intentions.
What’s the response been like towards your fling ups?
Bemusement / mild embarrassment / hate mail / high-fives
What’s your artistic background?
I don’t have one - at least not a public one - but I think I would wither away if I wasn’t busy creating something or other. I’ve spent a lot of time over the years scribbling in notebooks and scheming up pranks - particularly with my dear friend Rayna Fahey who runs radical craft group Craft Cartel (http://craftcartel.com) with me.
What do you think about creating a global map that is color coordinated to the level of acceptance of the word cunt?
Digging the epic scale of the idea. Does any place accept the word? I imagine a lot of people would get quite hot and bothered about the results: lovely!
Have you used other mediums other than fling ups to dignify cunt?
Undies emblazoned with ‘cunts: deep warm and delightful - NOT offensive’ (subtlety isn’t something I practise on this topic), ‘respect your box’ boxes, Cunt-Catchers (like dream-catchers but with loftier aims), Cunt cakes with jelly beans or cherries as clits and I keep a blog ‘http:/.blogspot/cuntisnotadirtyword.com’ - I did have a facebook group: ‘I don’t find the word ‘cunt’ offensive’ but it got pulled for being “offensive”.
Any plans to bring cunts to other towns to enjoy?
Sure - if anyone invites me - I’d be thrilled to swap cunt for board.
What do you recommend people do to promote awareness about cunt’s kinder side?
Start using cunt as a compliment - as in - ‘you’re a top cunt!’
Monday, March 2, 2009
Check it in Between The Cracks online. So hip right now.
& while you're there you should check out their feature on Billy Pacak's cunt pipe sculptures. What gorgeous company I'm keeping!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
They were dangling happily over Canning st Carlton but only lasted a couple of days...
Someone must have climbed all the way up the tree in the blazing heat to retrieve them.
It's amazing the lengths people will go to to get their hands on some cunt.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Feed them delicious cunt-cakes made by my ma (note the cherry clits)
And set them to work....
The results were GORGEOUS
So gorgeous that I wanted to share them with the world so flung them up into the sky
This lovely pair of cunts can be seen dangling over KingWilliam st Fitzroy.
More cunt fling-ups to follow x