WORDS WITHOUT CONSENT

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Words Without Consent uses the exact words spoken by politicians, journalists and prominent public figures from around the world, layered with interviews with womxn from across society. We hope this reminds people that those in a position of power have a responsibility to lift ALL of us up and create a society where everyone can flourish.

We all do.

From where 2Gal is sitting, there is undoubtably a connection between politicians talking about grabbing womxn by the pussy, and that, most womxn have a story of sexual discrimination, harassment and/or assault. In fact, every single womxn we know has a story. And we are angry. A lot of us are. 2Gal recognised our anger may not always help our cause. So, we decided to show the world exactly what was happening from the inside. Factually. Nothing added. Nothing taken away. Just the truth at how womxn are addressed and referred to both in politics and out. And how this impacts every one of us.

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fringe season 2021

 

Words Without Consent received a 4-star show at Brighton Fringe which ran from 11-14th June at Sweet Werks: Werks Main

 

The play was then chosen to perform as part of the brand new Southwark Festival on 13th July at Southwark Playhouse, where it was extremely well recieved

Next up is Camden Fringe from 9-11th August @6pm at The Hen and Chickens Theatre

Ending with a bang as part of Manchester Fringe 27th -30th September @5.30pm and 9.30pm at Footlights Theatre

Snaps from 2Gal's run at Southwark Playhouse July 2021
Shot by Lidia Crisafulli. 

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2Gal performed Words Without Consent at 'Scratching the Glass Ceiling' at FemFest 2020, with the help of fabulous actor Jessica Bailes. And it was GLORIOUS. Huge thanks to Maddie Ross for acting as Dramaturg and general feminist badass. 

Some scratchy feedback:

"Harrowing content. Engaging, and escalated perfectly."

"Powerful and damning.

A clever concept."

"Great. Amazing energy. Funny, but scary."

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Katie Rice and Jessica Bailes, FemFest 2020

FEM FEST BRIGHTON 2020

Katie Rice and Jessica Bailes, FemFest 2020

UN Women release information every year about how womxn are represented globally.

Click the image for more information.

Women in parliaments

  • Only 24.3 per cent of all national parliamentarians were women as of February 2019, a slow increase from 11.3 per cent in 1995.

  • As of June 2019, 11 women are serving as Head of State and 12 are serving as Head of Government.

  • Rwanda has the highest number of women parliamentarians worldwide, where, women have won 61.3 per cent of seats in the lower house.

  • Globally, there are 27 States in which women account for less than 10 per cent of parliamentarians in single or lower houses, as of February 2019, including 3 chambers with no women at all.

There is established and growing evidence that women's leadership in political decision-making processes improves them. Women demonstrate political leadership by working across party lines through parliamentary women's caucuses - even in the most politically combative environments - and by championing issues of gender equality, such as the elimination of gender-based violence, parental leave and childcare, pensions, gender-equality laws and electoral reform. Women’s representation in local governments can make a difference. Research on panchayats (local councils) in India discovered that the number of drinking water projects in areas with women-led councils was 62 per cent higher than in those with men-led councils. In Norway, a direct causal relationship between the presence of women in municipal councils and childcare coverage was found.

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