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Year

2019

Date/Time

Saturday 05/11 19:00

Location

Women’s room | foyer Frosina, first floor

Origin Countries

MK | SLO |

Participants

Ivana Draskic

Ivana Draskic

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Lana Zdravković

Lana Zdravković

Lana Zdravkovic is a performer in the Kitch tandem from Slovenia, where she explores the field of the subversive, political, and emancipatory potential...

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Synopsis

Feminism and Porn: Friends or Foes?

Women watch porn. Women play in and shoot porn movies. Feminists too. Contrary to these facts there are still myths that only men enjoy porn, that porn actresses do not enjoy their work, that feminists hate porn and that the porn industry is managed by men. Okay, the last one is relatively true.

 

So, the question that arises is whether the alternative porn productions can change the way we perceive porn movies? Whether and how can porn be a type of protest against socio-cultural norms? What are the possibilities of the porn industry for education, emancipation, and the release of sexual inhibition? What would happen if we, instead of being exposed to sexist mainstream pornography, have access to porn materials that portray different body types, sexualities, genders, materials that value and explore everyone’s pleasure? If women were more visually exposed to female sexual pleasure, would they be more actively advocating for their rights on pleasure and orgasm?

 

The purpose of this panel is to focus on the female sexual pleasures (while being fully aware that is impossible to talk about this as if it were one). We want to actively disassemble the mainstream porn’s “holy trinity” (the empty pick-up line, the set of sex poses that are almost always intended to show only the genitals, and the finale – the cum shot) in a way that will consider the potential of feminist and queer porn productions.  Finally, we want to address the myth of feminists hating porn.

 

    Our guests on this panel are: Lana Zdravkovic (Slovenia), who holds a doctorate in philosophy and works as a researcher and a performer who often implements her (often overly sexualized) body in her work; Sarah Held (Austria), whose research and artistic practices focus on the protest’s culture, the intersection between feminism and political activism against sexual violence. The moderator of our panel discussion will be Ivana Dragsic - a sociologist, an activist and a cultural manager. She plays music in many clubs and on her radio program Дiskorдia (Diskordia) – the possible soundtrack for the fall of the patriarchy.

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