10 events for nasty women, feminists and any other decent human beings - Metro US

10 events for nasty women, feminists and any other decent human beings

Michael Orenstein

It’s about to get a whole lot harder to be a woman. Fight for your rights and the rights of those you love, party against the patriarchy, and support other women at these events.

Nasty Women Art Exhibition

A crass mysoginist may have won the Electoral College vote; make sure Hillary Clinton isn’t the only “nasty woman” he’ll have to contend with. A group of artists “who identify with being a Nasty Woman” will hold a weekend of art-centric events, including making protest materials that are sure to get a lot of use in the next four years. Many works will be on sale, all for $100 with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Jan. 12-15, 7-11 p.m., free, Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Queens

Feminists Take on Presidency

We’re not the only ones with a political crisis on our hands — South Korea has seen massive protests after a scandal involving its female president, Park Geun-hye, which “was not interpreted as the failure of a president, but as the failure of women,” according to co-organizers Femidangdang, a group of young feminist activists. They join local activists to talk about creating empowering spaces for women to take on even the highest office in their land and misogyny in politics. Jan. 14, 6 p.m., free, #3 studio in DCTV, 87 Lafayette St., RSVP at eventbrite.com

Uprise / Angry Women

Pick a topic, and the 80 artists selected by Untitled Space gallery’s Indira Cesarine has addressed it in her piece: sexism, racism, stereotyping, discrimination, women’s rights. See their powerful works and take a piece home to remind yourself to keep fighting — a portion of proceeds will go to the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition. Jan. 17-28, 6 p.m., free, 45 Lispenard St., Unit 1W, untitled-space.com

Happy Anniversary Roe v. Wade

Every day is a good day to fight the patriarchy for feminist comedian Adrienne Truscott, known for her risque confrontation of rape culture in her show “Asking For It.” She’s one of the headliners for this fundraising party at Brooklyn’s hip taco joint El Cortez, where you’ll also groove to DJ’ed tunes, get tattooed and more, with proceeds going to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in honor of Roe v. Wade’s 44th (and hopefully not last) anniversary. Jan. 18, 7 p.m., $15-$50, 17 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, bit.ly/roeparty

Snatch Back!

This fundraiser benefits the Lady Parts Justice League in their ongoing battle for reproductive freedom, which is about to get a whole lot tougher. Sing along to Dayna Kurtz’s drinking hymns, a musical about tampon applicators, the Pussy Grabs Back anti-Trump brass band and tons more. As with all Gemini & Scorpio events, RSVP to get the location info. Jan. 19, 7 p.m., $25, geminiandscorpio.com

The Glass Universe

We would be a much poorer society if women hadn’t made inroads into the fields of science, medicine and technology. Bestselling author Dava Sobel pulls back the veil of history from “Pickering’s Harem,” a group of women who served as a sort of living computer for Charles Pickering to discover new secrets about the universe. The talk on “The Glass Universe” will be followed by a reception with food, drinks and, weather permitting, stargazing. Jan. 19, 7 p.m., free with RSVP, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, pioneerworks.org

Women’s March On NYC

The big march on Washington, D.C. during inauguration weekend will have a New York edition too, with over 50,000 people registered so far. The march will start at One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and go right up to the doorstep of Trump Tower, where live music and speakers will keep protesters fired up. Register in advance to get your start time. Jan. 21, 11 a.m., free, meet at 48th Street and First Avenue, thehumanfirstsociety.org

Virgin Writes

In Greek mythology, Iphigenia becomes a pawn for the gods after her father offends Artemis. Don’t like the idea of a woman having to pay for the crimes of a man? This new interpretation, coming to Pioneer Works, will reclaim the story using Butoh, a Japanese theatrical style created to reject the Western influences of refined ballet and other forms after World War II, with songs written and performed by Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. Jan. 27, 7 p.m., $25, 159 Pioneer St., Red Hook, pioneerworks.org

The Hidden 1950s: Reflections on Sexuality and Survival

Since the new administration is likely to turn back the clock on a lot of the social progress women have made in the last 70 years, it’s time to turn to the mothers and grandmothers who didn’t just live through a more repressive era, but thrived and effected change. Famous biographer Patricia Bosworth, who has turned the lens on herself with a new memoir, is joined by “Fear of Flying” author Erica Jong, who controversially wrote about female sexuality, and other guests to discuss the dark side of the 1950s. Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $40, 92Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street, 92y.org

A Conversation with Pussy Riot

Hear from the women who talked the talk, walk the walk, and were punished for it in Russia — a political culture that may become very familiar to us soon. Get your tickets now for this March talk with Pussy Riot, the punk rockers born out of the Arab Spring who want to make the world a more equal, freer and healthier one for anyone who lives in it. March 17, 9 p.m., $29-$45, National Sawdust, 80 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn, eventbrite.com

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