Glastonbury to introduce first female-only space, ‘The Sisterhood’
Glastonbury is taking a bold step to produce the festival’s first female-only space, ‘The Sisterhood.’ Cited as a “revolutionary clubhouse” that appeals to “intersectional, queer, trans and disabl[ed]” individuals who identify as women, the area will be concealed within the Shangri La zone of the festival and will showcase a profusion of DJs and live music. The Sisterhood, which will consist of only female staff, will also provide a number of workshops on topics ranging from intersectionality, diversity and inclusion, and DIY power tools.
The iconic festival’s efforts speak to women’s plight living in an often male-dominated world, and it is Glastonbury’s hope that as many women as possible will take advantage of the space that has been carved out for networking, connecting, sharing and learning from one another.
“In the UK, the gender pay gap in the workplace, cuts to domestic violence services and sex worker rights are current talking points that highlight this issue,” Glastonbury said. “Sisterhood seeks to provide a secret space for women to connect, network, share their stories, have fun and learn the best way to support each other in our global struggle to end oppression against women and all marginalised people, whilst showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.”
Via: Fact Mag