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Women Speak out at Edinburgh Festival - Feministing

06 Aug 2015 3:44 PM | Anonymous

Scottish Women's groups  will amplify the voices of those women marginalised and rarely heard in world societies.

"  SCOTTISH women’s groups are launching a new project called #FeministFest to coincide with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a bid to eradicate sexism in entertainment and shine the spotlight on shows which explore human rights issues.

Endgender and YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement – are working to highlight women’s voices, which they claim are all too often silent at the Edinburgh Festival.

#FeministFest will bring together a group of women from across Scotland, most of whom have never had the opportunity to see a show at the festival before, and offer training to review shows, interview performers, and blog about their experiences.

This year’s Fringe festival, together with the International Book and Just Festivals, offers a host of exciting productions which explore issues of gender, identity, LGBTQI and human rights issues, with many shows explicitly advertising their feminist credentials "

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Comments

  • 13 Aug 2015 10:07 AM | eliza wyatt
    So pleased to hear about this - a first step
    before a strong voice for women in the theatre
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