Women and Power: the power of the pussy

Sat 27.03.2021
21:30 - 22:30
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Locations

online event

Category

Interview

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Language

in English and Dutch

Writer and publicist Heleen Debruyne and researcher-PhD Sofie Vandamme are making the podcast ‘Wilde Wijven’ (Wild Women) for Flemish-Dutch house deBuren. It is about how we used to think and how we now think about fierce girls and wild women. They set out with questions like, ‘How should a woman be a woman?’, ‘After #metoo, can a body still be a means of power?’ and ‘How does society subtly force women into line?’ They return with tales about Madame Bovary’s lemons and egg cutters from the 1960s, but also about breast pumps and yoga mats. In this live version, Debruyne and Vandamme engage in conversation with Rachida Lamrabet, Julie Cafmeyer and Finnish writer Mia Kankimäki.

wild women

Heleen Debruyne writes columns, makes radio at Klara, is the author of De Plantrekkers, and, together with Anaïs Van Ertvelde, made the podcast ‘Vuile Lakens’ about sex and corporality. She is working on her latest podcast, ‘Wilde Wijven’, with Sofie Vandamme, who is a lecturer and researcher at KASK/School of Arts in Ghent. Her expertise lies at the crossroads of psychiatry, literature and the arts, with a particular interest in everything to do with womanhood.

Strong opinions


For this live version of their podcast, Debruyne and Vandamme have invited two women who explore the power and powerlessness of women in their literature and theatre. Rachida Lamrabet is a lawyer and author of Vrouwland, Een kind van God and Zwijg, allochtoon! Julie Cafmeyer is a columnist, director and theatre-maker of, among others, Is this porn? No, this is love and Bad Woman (Confessions of a White Girl).

Finnish touch

Award-winning travel writer Mia Kankimäki adds a Finnish touch to the programme. For her new book, The Women I Think About at Night, she followed the footsteps of writers, explorers and artists such as Karen Blixen, Yayoi Kusama, Artemisia Gentileschi and Alexandra David-Néel.

Passa Porta, deBuren, Orlando Uitgevers, KAAP, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, De Munt

photo mia kankimäki © tommi tuomi

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