WHAT: We are excited to support the Kingston launch of the first issue of Pineapples Against the Patriarchy: Kingston’s response to Rape Culture and MRAs. This event will include readings from the zine and a discussion regarding what prompted its creation. Zines will be available for $2/PWYC, which will support future issues of the zine. Pineapples, among other fruit, will be served. This event is free.
WHEN: October 14th 6:30pm- 8:30pm
WHERE: The red and black house on Queen St at Wellington St (ramp entrance)
Children are welcome, though please note that the event offers no formal child minding and that the zine readings and discussion will contain mature and potentially triggering content.
For more information please contact mifeministzine(at)gmail(dot)com.
About the zine: Pineapples Against the Patriarchy (PAPS) challenges rape culture, misogyny within our classrooms, in our activism, our homes, in the streets, and at our jobs. It is one of Kingston’s many responses to the disturbing rise of Men’s Rights Activism (MRA) that has targetted, harassed and inflicted violence upon feminist students, organizers, activists and community folks. This zine brings together diverse experiences and forms of resistance as well as seeks to offer strategies for how to stay engaged and overcome the effects of misogyny through our collective artistic expressions.
[The image is of a pineapple smiling. It is dancing with its hands in the air and it is wearing heels. The text above and underneath is in black and reads ‘Pineapples Against Patriarchy (PAPS) Kingston’s response to Rape Culture & MRAS Issue number 1 Auguest 2014. The background is white]