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Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts

Exhibition Detail
Weeping Willow
948 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1H1

May 29th, 2013 - June 9th, 2013
May 30th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
, Philip HarePhilip Hare
© Courtesy of the artist and Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
Queen West
Wed-Sat 12-6; Sun 12-5

“…when you eat from it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”          Genesis 3:5

“Eve was weak!”       Carrie’s Mom, “Carrie”

If I was a woman today I don’t know if I’d scream or cry.  Most of the time.  Hell, all of the time.  And actually, not just as a woman today, but at any time since women have been.  At no time in recorded history has it been “great” to be a woman. Unless you’re really into bustles, in which case the late 1800’s were fuckin’ kickass!

And I think Eve is to blame.  No, check that.  I think Eve carries the blame.  And every woman and girl on the planet bears that blame several millennia later.  Why does our patriarchal world continue to condemn the feminine in general and anyone with a vagina in particular?      

I’m reminded of a conversation I had with a cab driver a couple of years ago.  He talked about how much he loved his wife, especially the sex they had, but at the same time he was terrified of being “devoured by her cunt”.  I’ve heard the same fear expressed by some of my hetero male friends.  I find it curious that a vagina, something that brings pleasure - even life for crying out loud, could infuse such terror. 

Which brings me to ask, “Was Eve the original terrorist?”

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