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"It was a way of channeling and being able to get that anger out and put it somewhere in a productive way." - *ahem* 'Productive'. Yes... yes... 'productive'... (lumpy cheek, eyes incredulously rolled askance)
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02/10/2018, 14:08:17

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WATCH: This Queer Feminist Fight Club Wants To 'Bring Down The Patriarchy.' It's Hilarious.

ByAmanda Prestigiacomo


February 7, 2018


said feminists were good for nothing definitely missed out on this
wildly entertaining “queer femme" fight club video that features angry
post-Brexit feminists fighting one another to "bring down the

The exclusive queer woman-identifying-only fight club
dubbed "Femme Feral" was thought into existence by Phoebe
Patey-Ferguson, reports Broadly. Unhappy with Britain voting to leave
the European Union, Patey-Ferguson and her studio mate Anna Smith took
out their anger with a good old fashioned wrestling match.

politically-induced woman-on-woman tumble ignited what would become
Femme Feral, a club for women to combine "protest, performance," and to,
of course, smash the patriarchy.

"It was a way of channeling and
being able to get that anger out and put it somewhere in a productive
way," Patey-Ferguson told Broadly. "I think we wanted to find a way of
sharing this anger and take up loads of space. It is a reaction to that
[idea] as a girl you need to be nice, personal, peaceful, [to] sit down
and be quiet."

Femme Feral quickly expanded to a "queer femme fighting force," says Patey-Ferguson.

feral aspect is about this instinctual behavior that everyone knows how
to do it. We deliberately don’t get good because we want people to be
able to jump in," she explained. "You find this rage within you and you
just go for it. I think a lot of that energy is very genuine and comes
from a very instinctual place … rather than it being like a theater
show. It is totally in the moment and deep inside you."

Facebook, the group calls wrestling night "queer, feminist,
anti-fascist, noise-driven ferocious fight to the death [of the

Beyond parody, folks.

Fight night goes as
follows: female-identifying members face off for one-on-one fights
before the entire group partakes in an orgy-like group wrestling match.

And things get intense.

WWE fights, nothing is choreographed. Patey-Ferguson has ripped out a
toenail; people leave covered in bruises," notes Broadly.

The group even "performs" at festivals now.

the group's latest event, the women-identifying members yelled "F***
Theresa May! F*** Theresa May!" before the first fight, wherein
Patey-Ferguson claims she cracked a rib.

"You don’t feel like you
are locked in your room staring at the internet alone. There is a kind
of empowerment in that, because if we express that together, there is a
possibility of change," she said.

While some people might find
"empowerment" via different avenues, it remains unclear how exactly
lesbians and trans women beating the hell out of each other while
screaming "F*** Theresa May!" will stomp the patriarchy or kill the

But what do I know.



Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

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