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Feminism in 2018: #metoo & the Subjugation of the Feminine

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Feminism in 2018: #metoo & the Subjugation of the Feminine

An event open to all self-idenitified women.

Welcome to part 3 of a 3-part series on modern feminism and the struggles that are particularly affecting women's lives: our relationship with food, our bodies, and our sexuality.

Join daughter and mother Emily and Jan Holden of I eat what I need in an interactive workshop. Please bring a notebook and pen with you. The workshop will involve sharing your own experiences within small groups, and listening to other women share their stories. To make this sharing safe, we have asked for only (self-identified) women to attend.

Our first event on Diet Culture and Disordered Eating will be on 3rd May.

Our second event on Body Image and Fat Phobia will be on 7th June.

As we dive into #metoo and female sexuality, we will explore these questions together:


How has a culture of abuse and assault affected the female psyche?

#metoo exposed to the wider culture what women had already known for generations: that being in a female body, in a patriarchal society, doesn't feel safe. From cat calling, to rape jokes, to groping in pubs and clubs, to mansplaining in board rooms, and manspreading on the tube... Women are not a minority, but we experience oppression, domination and subjugation as if we were. Under the patriarchy we experience, both psychologically and physically, the core wounds of the feminine experience: lack of safety, chronic self-doubt, and feelings of unworthiness.


How is trauma experienced within a woman's body?

When our bodies are not safe, when our experience and understanding is not trusted to be reliable, and when our very existence is not valued, we learn to cope in other ways. Suppressing our fear. Disconnecting from our wise and trustworthy bodies, the truth tellers of our lived experience. Numbing ourselves from painful feelings of self-rejection. Mental health issues - depression, anxiety, eating disorders - are on the rise for both genders, but women are disproportionately affected. This sexual wounding at the core of the feminine makes life so much more burdensome than it needs to be. Can we shed the burden, and reclaim our empowered sexuality? Can we cultivate feelings of safety in our bodies again after traumatic experiences?


What does modern British sexuality look like?

I'd highly recommend reading The Female Price of Male Pleasure and my response to start diving into how culture, gender and sexuality intertwine. As Mum and I are heterosexual, cis-gendered women, we can't speak for all women. But we do know that many women are having unfulfilling sexual experiences: pain, numbness, lack of desire, lack of orgasms... Why is this? Is it linked to porn? Is it linked to our conditioning? Do we feel ashamed of our bodies and our sexuality? Are women naturally more 'passive' in their sexuality, whereas men are seen as more 'active' - eager, horny, always wanting more? Is this biologically true or is it conditioned? And can a mother and a daughter run a workshop about identity and sex, without getting embarrassed?!


Let Emily and Jan teach you the feminine path to behaviour change, which is not only sustainable, gentle and kind - it actually works.

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