Cork’s Feminist Solidarity Balaclava Knitting Group meets this weekend
You can’t take on the patriarchy without the outfit.
Or at least, it’s not half as much fun.
The crew up at the radical library and Living Commons, a not-for-profit space for community building, are hosting a feminist balaclava knitting group on Saturdays and calling on the masses to join them as they scheme.
“After years of procrastination, it’s happening,” the group announced on Facebook.
The balaclava has long been a piece of clothing worn by political groups, but has in recent years become something of a fashion item.
Some question whether this subversion of the piece is a step too far in radical appropriation, but on the upside, there will surely be enough floating around for when the Rev comes.
The organisers of this unusual knitting event ask: “What is more reaffirming than sharing with others who listen and support you? What is more empowering than discussing and plotting with others as to how we can defy and challenge the everyday things that confine us and oppress us?”
If knitting is not your thing, there is also space to crochet, read or simply plot. All are welcome.
The Feminist Solidarity Balaclava Knitting Group takes place in the Living Commons, 107 Shandon Street every Saturday from 11am starting from February 11th.