Home rEc: "Our big fat Feminism show"
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 8:00pm - 11:00pm 3614 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL curated by Allison Gruber and Erin Teegarden Remember when you first discovered Feminism? You were young and idealistic. You worshiped the Earth Goddess and told your dad to "Fuck off". You slapped, "subvert the dominant paradigm" stickers on your Dodge Omni, told your mom to read bell hooks. Remember Adrienne Rich, Audrey Lord, Ani Difranco, that "oh-my-God-I-AM-being oppressed!" feeling? Remember the notion that you needed to free all women from patriarchy's restraints? Of course you were crestfallen when you realized the rest of the world did not share your ideals. Navigating the treacherous terrain of sexuality, employment, and relationships is no easy feat for an unapologetic Feminist (and worse if she's wearing high heels). Home Ec taught us to sew a crappy pair of shorts. But we needed a different kind of education. In a world where Hugh Hefner is a house hold name, and young women repeatedly insist: "I'm not a feminist or anything", Home rEc creates a space for readers, performers and listeners to consider if we've really come a long way, baby. With performances by: Ellen Wadey Nina Corwin Patricia McMillan Matthias Regan and Amy Partridge Allison Gruber and Kristine O'Sullivan Sunny Byers Gretchen Kalwinski Kimberly Dixon Erin Teegarden Miki Howald Randi Black Cristina Correa