Donnerstag, Oktober 31, 2013

Happy Halloween: "Feministisches Spukhaus" enthält abgetrennte Penisse und Eier-Treter-Raum

This haunted house warns of "severed" male genitalia while encouraging women to flash theirs. Billed as art, you are paying for it. "Don't trip over the severed penises," says one sign inside the guided tour of Toronto's own "lesbian haunted house." There is also a mock "ball-busting room."

(...) It's an example of your tax dollars at work. Allyson Mitchell, the artist behind A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House, has received thousands in government grants. Acknowledgment is posted on the outside of Killjoy Kastle's rented location that funding was provided by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council (OAC) and Canadian Council for the Arts. The artist undertook her work in collaboration with the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). Mitchell refused to discuss the funding for her project.

(...) While tax money is covering the cost of the raunchy themes at Killjoy Kastle, acceptance inside is not necessarily inclusive. QMI Agency tried to get in with a Sun News TV camera but were denied entry. I was also denied entry. "You are from the Sun and we are not permitting you to go in," Mitchell said. She said "hurtful, homophobic" comments by a commentator on a radio show (not affiliated with the QMI Agency) was the reason, "so you can blame him for it."

(...) "It's kind of funny that creator Allyson Mitchell will be very discriminating in terms of who she'll let into her adorable lesbian feminist haunted house but she sure doesn't discriminate when it comes to scarfing down tax dollars," commented Sun News Network's David Menzies, who broke this story. "Imagine a man putting up a haunted house with baskets of breasts or severed vaginas? The outcry over the perceived misogyny would be off the charts. But apparently, misandry is not only tolerated but publicly funded."

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