A bit about this year’s production…

vagmosatcu:

Hi there members and supporters of V-Day past and present in the Barnumbia community and beyond,

We at BC/CU V-Day have realized that some of our communications about our scope and vision this year’s production have been vague, and we just wanted to make our intentions clear.

For the past year and beyond, our creative and production teams have collectively experienced a growing discomfort with the tradition of exclusionary white cis feminism that The Vagina Monologues upholds and the supposed need to continue to put on the show year after year. After the success of last year’s production with an all self-identified women of colour cast, a response to a piece we understand isn’t representative of all women and folks who experience gender-based oppression, we want to keep on pushing so that our productions are as inclusive as possible so that all identities on our campus can be represented. As a production team, we intend to use our platform to center the voices of queer and trans women as well as non-binary and gender-nonconforming people. In the past, we have had a trans addendum in our playbills to try to ameliorate some of the problems with the productions, but we no longer feel that this is enough. We want to produce a show in which trans people are not merely an afterthought and cissexism is not left to be apologized for later, but one that centers queer and trans voices and experiences.

That being said, we’ll cut to the chase: our production team has decided to scrap The Vagina Monologues for a new production, tentatively titled Beyond Cis-terhood. With this new direction, we hope to create a conversation about what it means to be a woman in the fullest scope, to open up the conversation to those who have been denied womanhood on the basis of their anatomies, as well of those who have had womanhood falsely ascribed to them on these same premises, and to acknowledge that all experiences of gendered oppression cannot and should not be homogenized across class, race, ability, and various other identities. We will construct this piece as a community, and are accepting submissions from writers who self-identify as queer, trans, and/or gender-nonconforming and want to speak about their unique, intersectional, and personal experiences with oppression on the basis of their gender. In addition, our cast will be a space for self-identified queer/LGBTQ+ students as well. To clarify, this space is NOT restricted to those who are cis, nor to those who are female-identified. This IS a space by and for queer people and their unique experiences with gender-based oppression.

**V-Day seeks to provide a platform for the voices of all identities on campus and therefore, in addition to our focus on queer and trans experience, welcomes and strongly encourages POC, neuroatypical and disabled individuals, and students of any marginalized identities to submit their work and participate in our production. **

If you are interested in submitting a piece (in any performable medium) about the intersection of queerness/LGBTQ+ identity and body image, relationships, gender-based violence, gender identity, sex, sexuality, or any other aspect of your lived experience, please do so using this form:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-YdVvGsQ0PUELzY32GyB16JGnvHgVsHzInxOIejUM0g/viewform?usp=send_form. Writers will be given several options as to involvement with their piece and the production (as indicated on the form) to ensure that writers can maintain ownership of their work in whatever capacity they feel comfortable, but we also welcome and encourage writers to attend our production meetings on Sundays from 3-4pm in 421 Lehman. We aim to build an ensemble that connects writers, actors and the production team to form a cohesive, non-hierarchical creative process. Information about auditions will be coming soon and any updates will be posted to this page. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message us here or at columbia.university.vday@gmail.com.

"ugh kids these days are so darn apathetic amirite" (at People’s Climate March, New York)

~this is what dreamZ r made of~ ((thx @lrntm and thx Free Everything)) (at JBL Live at Pier 97)

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vagmosatcu:

STAND WITH SURVIVORS. STAND TOGETHER AGAINST RICH PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS THAT PERPETUATE RAPE CULTURE AND REFUSE TO RESPOND TO THE DEMANDS OF THEIR STUDENTS.

GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER COLUMBIA & BARNARD.

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowicz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowicz had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus.

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

(via vagmosatcu)

vagmosatcu:

Hey buds you should do our thing! Submit here, and join our Facebook events.

vagmosatcu:

the barnard columbia disorientation guide tho (x) 

dysmorphia is weighing yrself out of curiosity for the first time in nine mos. and being 20 pounds lighter than you’d thought……

blogginandstuff:

“I went through it all on set: I fell in love with a woman, and I watched my life play out on screen. And now, as we are gearing up for the release of season 2, it feels liberating and appropriate to live my life in front of you.”

manicpixiedreamsloth The world is a beautiful place

this is too much human perfection for one post, my heart i—

halaalpussy:

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

I decided to make a comic just like all those ultra cool ones i see on tumblr nowadays!!

TOO LATE! IM MADE OF STRAW, FUCK BOY

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4rianagrande:

i hope u find someone that mindlessly plays with your hands and lightly strokes your legs and massages your back and plays with your hair and i hope that u feel like you’re home when u look at them

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christel-thoughts:

ursulatheseabitchh:

50 Songs; 50 Nicki Verses:

// MonsterKanye West // Love MoreChris Brown // LowJuicy J // I Ain’t ThruKeyshia Cole // Make Me Proud Drake // Out of My Mind B.o.B // Raining Men Rihanna // Up Out My Face (Remix) Mariah Carey // Get Like Me Nelly // Roger That Young Money // So Bad Cam’ron // Somebody Else Mario // Take it to the Head DJ Khaled // My Chick Bad Ludacris // Tapout Rich Gang // Woohoo Christina Aguilera // Tonight I’m Getting Over You (Remix) Carly Rae Jepsen // True Colors Wiz Khaifa // Up All Night Drake // Where Dem Girls At David Guetta // Bottoms Up Trey Songz // She Came to Give it to You Usher // Till the World Ends (Femme Fatale Remix) Britney Spears // Whip My Hair (Remix) Willow Smith // #twerkit Busta Rhymes // 5 Star Bitch (Remix) Yo Gotti // 2012 Jay Sean // All I Do is Win (Remix) DJ Khaled // Fireball Willow Smith // Bang Bang Jessie J // Beauty and a Beat Justin Bieber // Give Me All Your Luvin’ Madonna // Teqkilla (Remix) M.I.A. // Clappers Wale // Shakin’ it 4 Daddy Robin Thicke // Livin’ it Up Ciara // Dance (A$$) (Remix) Big Sean // I’m Out Ciara // Entertainment 2.0 Sean Paul // Flawless (Remix) Beyonce // I Luv Dem Strippers 2Chainz // Freaks French Montana // Get Low Waka Flocka Flame // Lil’ Freak Usher // the Creep the Lonely Island // Girl on Fire (Inferno Version) Alicia Keys // Dark Fantasy Kanye West // Hands Up Swizz Beatz // Born Stunna (Remix) Birdman // In My Head (Remix) Jason Derulo //

yes. Yes. YES GAWD.

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