Politics is out on the streets.
As laying and as being.
A shop that, at its entrance, adopts a misogynist discourse, performs a political gesture: it intervenes in the public space with a narrative of exclusion not so different from the segregationist logics that we thought were long past.
False. They are here, now, in Lisbon, Portugal. In a high income area, trendy, young, hipster and full of retro stuff smelling like retro shit.
Since the misogynist political gesture is made in the public space, its responsibility is public. Meaning that not to react, not to resist to the message and its significations, not to show the inadmissibility of such a message and such a signification is pure collaborationism. Collaborationism with systems of gender exclusion, on one hand, and with systems of political exclusion, on the other. Not to intervene against the misogynist gesture amounts to allow such a gesture. It amounts to perform such a gesture because it accepts its existence as normality, as legitimacy.
We don’t admit it.
We wanted to shit on such a shitty discourse. Perform (after all, we're talking about gender, aren’t we?), without persuasion reveries. Within such an antagonism (and with barber animals like those ones), one cannot persuade, because illegitimacy is not convincible. Illegitimacy won’t chat with us and, after all, we don’t even have a word to say to it, besides a long bark. That's exactly what we did yesterday. We performed dogs (they are allowed in, they say). We sniffed, barked, made sex with other people’s legs, jumped and played with hairdressing instruments. We got to know that the barbers have baseball bats, ready to react to a physical violence that they would deserve. After some threats, violent pushes, destruction of a video and slang screaming we left as quickly as we got in. They walked down the street with the bats, looking for the bitches to kick their asses in a fascist old-fashioned way.
This is just the beginning.
Watch the video of the action One is not born, but rather becomes, a dog here