A feminist Valentine’s Day at Moth Club
The day after Valentine’s day usually consists of getting the extra heart-shaped sweets left at the local store and watering the flowers you recieved from your loved one. But not every Valentine’s day celebration is about a couple and their love. A charity fundraiser at Moth Club offered people in Hackney an alternative V-Day. The aim of the event was to honour women, feminism and girl power and raise awareness and money for Girl Against, a campaign working on putting a stop to sexual harassment and assault.
Bea Bennister, one of the founder of Girl Against, attended the event yesterday: “The event was full of life and colour! There was loads going on including 3 or 4 stalls of art work, one of which included a tattoo artist”.
People that attended the fair could have enjoyed variety of things: a Girl Power Quiz hosted by the Sister Magazine, decoration of your own pants with writer and blogger Rosie Cherington, a chance to win tickets to Lovebox, screening of Heathers and DJ sets from Gocmis Strip and Middle Fingers.
“I loved seeing all the people who attended who obviously felt passionate about feminist issues. It was great to see both a mix of men and women celebrating feminist movements. I was especially excited about the calendar created for Girls Against, which included pictures of various bands wearing t-shirts which had bold feminist statements on them”, Be a Bennister talked in more detail.
The whole point of this fair was to celebrate women, and be different from the other cheesy, red balloon-filled venues where couples sit around and share a chocolate brownie. Miss Bennister thinks ‘it gave a great place for people to go if they wanted to celebrate Valentine’s day in a slightly different way’.