Thursday, February 14, 2013

One Billion Rising Kansas City - Today



Kansas City Valentine's Day is also the perfect occasion for folks to engage in a bit of activism . . .

Take a look at a recent warm-up to a big event today protesting the abuse of women . . .

One Billion Rising Kansas City - Dance Walk

A really nice effort but I'm not sure if I was supposed to laugh hysterically when they where dancing in front of the wiener-mobile . . . That wasn't supposed to be ironic, right?

Anyhoo . . .

For more deets on today's gathering @ Mill Creek Park . . .

One Billion Rising - Kansas City, Missouri

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8 Comments:

Guess What They Inspire said...

Three Billion SNORING

Who Let The cows Out? Moo Moo Moo said...

What irony. Rape protesters in front of the wienermobile. Now thats planning.

*EYEROLL* said...

What a bunch of TWITS!

Anonymous said...

Looked like the "Dancing Dykes of Downtown" to me...or maybe the "Bouncing Blimps of Brookside"...

Anonymous said...

Tony, I must admit. I really come to this blog everyday to laugh hysterically. It worked! I'm laughing out loud; almost to tears! The comments are hilarious.

Anyway... this is a really good cause. And if Kansas City wasn't so lazy and seemingly out of shape, this could have been a really powerful video. More practice and more people and they would have had it.

Tell the organizers to post where other can join, learn the choreography and get the message out. It's missing.

Anonymous said...

Oh hey look, people having a good time. I'm a miserable fuck, guess I'll take a shit on it.

Keep up the good work ladies!!

Anonymous said...

The subject matter is very serious and discussed having a more serious program but were worried about triggering people so we decided to keep everything positive. We can survive trauma and laugh and dance and be ok.

My own opinion of dancing in front of the gigantic weenie is that it was a bit of irony, a bit of spite (this song is for you, you big stupid weenie!), a bit of claiming power (you can't intimidate us no matter how big of a weenie you are! we're going to dance and you can't stop us). I'm not sure what everyone else was thinking, we didn't really discuss it. Someone spotted it and said "should we dance in front of that thing?" and we made a bee line straight for it :)

To get tied in, help plan for next year, and hang out with a wonderful group of women and our allies, people can email us at kdvday at gmail

Anonymous said...

Oops, sorry, typo... kcvday at gmail