Derrick Jensen interviewed me about Pedophile Culture (a term I coined in this article) for his podcast Resistance Radio! Please give it a listen:
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A homeless teen lesbian, a prostituted girl, an underground abortionist and a former child porn victim are recruited into a rapist castration plot by a mysterious woman named Gynx. Men go into hiding, women take over the streets, and their operation makes global headlines. But when Gynx takes things too far, the group is forced to question whether they are truly on the side of justice.
GYNX is written by a young woman of color (hi!), the five main characters are female, the script explicitly calls for ethnically diverse actors, and the main character is a lesbian. Women, people of color, and lesbians are all demographics that are barely (and unfairly) represented in theater. With this play, I hope to give opportunities to actors from marginalized communities.
GYNX educates the audience about feminist issues such as sexual violence against women, women’s reproductive autonomy, child pornography, lesbophobia, human trafficking, and misogyny in the justice system — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
GYNX passes many feminist media tests with flying colors :
Glad you asked!
I first conceived of GYNX in December 2015, and after months of research, I started the actual writing process in April 2016.
In August, I held a contest to see who could come up with the best name for the vigilantes in the play. The responses were abundant and enthusiastic — and the winner was MJ Valenti, for her entry The Feminazi Five.
Now, 5 drafts later, GYNX will receive its first table reading on October 8th in NYC. The table reading was funded by generous donations to my Patreon Creator fund (THANK YOU EVERYONE!)
After this table reading, I intend to continue developing the script with more table readings, and staged readings. That will require time, energy and money. Lots, of money. As these details unfold, I will create a new crowdfunding platform and reach out for donations. Ideally, I’d produce GYNX independently. That’s a huge undertaking, I know. But I believe in this play with all my heart. I know we can make it happen!
My heart is with you, lovelings,
*(By the way, it’s pronounced “jinx.”)
I am so, so grateful to the people who eagerly contributed. I honestly didn’t think we’d make that much money, let alone that fast. Looks like people are really excited about this play, huh?🙂
For the time being, I’ve shut down the crowdfund. I may revive it once GYNX has reached the next phase of production: a staged reading. (How exciting!)
See this? This is what a happy playwright looks like. (Happy because of YOU! You rock!)
Thank you for your enduring and enthusiastic support, lovelings. I am working hard to make GYNX the best it can be, and your contributions help tremendously.
I continued to practice setting boundaries with various “friends.” Each time, I tried harder and harder to be polite, tactful and non-threatening.
Despite my efforts, phone calls ended in hasty hang-ups. Conversations turned into screaming matches. The most illustrative example was when my best friend of 9 years ended our relationship by silently unfriending me on Facebook – all because I dared ask for a sincere apology after she insulted me.
In two years of setting boundaries, I lost more friends than some people make in a lifetime.
Read the full article on Thought Catalog
That’s it, lovelings — the contest is closed. Thanks for participating!
The winner is MJ Valenti for her entry The Feminazi Five.
Now that that’s done, GYNX is on its way to becoming a full production!