Hoy quería hablaros del humor. Hay mucho debate sobre las cosas con las que se pueden bromear y con las que no. Creo que Nanette, el monólogo de Hannah Gadsby que podéis ver en Netflix, explica perfectamente punto por punto con lo que se puede hacer humor y por qué a tantos hombres les molesta que no nos hagan gracia esas "bromitas". Y lo hace con ironía y lo hila muuuuuuy finamente.
Se me caían las manos de aplaudir, y se me escapaban las carcajadas cada vez que hablaba sobre los pocos chistes que hace sobre ser bollera, ya que es lo que todo el mundo aparenta esperar de ella.
El monólogo juega con la tensión y la resolución del conflicto con una broma. Hasta que se lleva a un final donde todas sus denuncias se recogen en una denuncia, dejándonos el trabajo de resolver la tensión de los abusos sexuales, el machismo y la discriminación por la orientación sexual en nuestras manos. Porque esto, no es una broma.
Me pareció muy grande. Os animo a verlo. Es una hora de risas y de educación feminista. Gracias, Hannah.
9/9. Mostly, we’d just love for our LGBTQ+ family and pals around the world to enjoy a celebration of lesbian intimacy onscreen; one that’s directed with a female gaze. Perhaps even acting as a kind of healing antidote to any subconscious bits of fear or shame we may still carry around inside of us – the kind @hannah_gadsby so brilliantly described in #nanette earlier this year.
🌊 THE OCEAN – new music video for @wallisbirdofficial – link to watch in bio. A same-sex love story in celebration of love over fear through contemporary dance. –
I know I’m late to the Nanette party (it doesn’t help not having Netflix) but I think I God damn just found myself a decent female role model. I can in no way compare my circumstances to Hannah’s but growing up feeling different, growing up dressing like a boy, being mistaken for a boy & even being sat down by Mum for the “it’s ok to be gay chat” (appreciate it Susie, I might play soccer but I’m not) then suddenly at 16 developing overnight into what are now 12E sized breasts... forget it. A shy, severely socially anxious, depressed, tom-boyish teenager should not have to endeavour that kind of attention (and yes, even from extended family members) AND should definitely not have to wear XXL jumpers in summer to avoid it! Yes, these days I do like to dress more girly (it’s my bloody choice) but I still have always felt more powerful dressing man-ish... I wonder why? No strong, grown woman should ever have to change the way that they choose to dress to avoid suggestive comments, groping and I hate to think, anything worse. Men grow the fuck up! Moving forward, women are the future and we’re not going to stand for it. @hannah_gadsby #metoo#nanette#hannahgadsby#hero#rolemodel#womenunite
Been feeling reflective this week after hearing @roxanegay74 in conversation and watching @hannah_gadsby #nanette . I have so much respect for these women for being vulnerable, standing in their truth and telling their stories with such skill.
What we model to our children is so important. Our society peddles so much shame in the guise of being well, healthy and 'good' and children listen so hard.
Plant positive seeds 🌱🌿☘️ (Image description: a child hunched over alongside a quote from Hannah Gadsby saying: When you coat a child in shame, they can't develop the neurological pathways that carry thoughts of self-worth. They can't do that. Self-hatred is only ever a seed planted from outside in, but when you do that to a child, it becomes a weed that grows so thick and grows so fast the child doesn't know any different. It becomes as natural as gravity.) Finding peace with your body and with food #nutripeace
As the chrimbo season creeps in, domestic violence and sexual assaults increase. Intervention orders are breached the most this time of year too. Men get drunk and use this as an ‘excuse’ for inappropriate behaviour at work and women get blamed.
Women always get blamed.
Well that’s bull shit. Ignoring a woman or her child’s abusive circumstances is the same as being the abuser. Your silence condones, so be a darl this Christmas and call out any abuse you see against a woman or child, the likelihood it’s very dangerous for them to do so, so don’t go down the ‘why doesn’t she just leave’ shit trap. Do it not because you have a female relative blah blah crap but because she’s a fellow human and you acknowledge domestic violence and sexual assault is a gender based epidemic. Yule tide greetings to you all. .
Oh hi there. Happy Saturday. I drew some letters because I was feeling Nanette vibes, and also because I may or may not be a little bit* in love with @hannah_gadsby. Feel free to hit me up, H-dawg and I'll just jump on a plane. .
*a lotta bit
This class, y'all. We watched and discussed Nanette midway through the semester of Storying Social Change, and I made a tangential remark about needing this quote on a t-shirt. I really do have the best job/students.
Writer Daniel McLean sat down with @mariazagala, the @agsa.adelaide's curator of Picasso: the Vollard Suite, to discuss Picasso in the era of #metoo . Click on the link in our bio to read more.
Images courtesy of @agsa.adelaide.