CHERCHEZ LA FEMME: FEMINISM AND HAIR

clfsept-10In my experience, asking a bunch of feminists to talk about the hair that grows on heads and bodies results in a guaranteed good time, so that’s just what we’re doing next month as we delve into the political dimensions, cultural significance, and social meaning of this fascinating subject: Feminism and Hair!

When did hair come to be seen as a marker of beauty? Is the policing of body hair a feminist issue that could ever be “solved”? Why are the strict gender roles attached to hair so important to some and so culturally resilient? What do “hairdressing” spaces offer to women, workers, trans and gender fluid folk, and broader communities? If beards are back does that mean bush will return as well? What does the growing of hair signify in different cultures, times of life, occasions and ages, and what can we learn from these readings?

To look at this endlessly interesting subject I’ve assembled a panel of very cool feminists to take us through some of their ideas on hair why it matters as a political and cultural subject:

Candy Bowers – actor, singer, ringmistress and feminist

Lia Incognita – poet, memoirist, performer and feminist

Madeleine Hamilton – historian, author, mama and feminist

What a cracking line up of talent we’ve got for you on:

Tuesday 1 July 7-9pm
Level One Duke of Wellington Hotel
Cnr Flinders & Russell Sts, Melbourne
Kitchen open all night
Tickets $15 pre booked online/$20 on the door
Close to Flinders St Station and parking across the road at Fed Square

This venue is fully accessible.