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Gauche Sinister by Aron Hemingway

Gauche Sinister makes love and criticism, mostly to the left.

Ey also blogs on courtship, sex and hanky code at Opinicus Rampant and on adventures outside consumer capitalism at No New Year.

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  1. meredith Sunday 3 April, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    Hi Gauche ive been really enjoying your writing hear and in scav ..thankyou !
    Would love to see u up in sydney for the camp betty conferenece June 2011, ill pop the call out below to try and entice you …be amazing if you have a workshop you would like to do at it?? x

    Camp Betty Call for Workshops



    Over the queen’s birthday long weekend in June (8-13th), Sydney is hosting ‘Camp Betty: A Weekend of Radical Sex and Politics’. 


    Camp Betty will include a series of workshops, talks, skill-shares, plenarys,reading groups, debates, and historical explorations. The aim is to interrogate questions of sex and gender – how we think about them, talk about them, do and live them. 



    Sex and gender are obviously crucial in thinking of our identities, bodies, and relationships to others and the world. We also think they are crucial to an understanding of other political questions, like the intervention in NT to refugee intolerance and continuing capitalism. It is these centralities that we want to explore. 



    Understanding the importance of sex and gender and incorporating this in our own lives and the world around us is crucial for radical politics. To figure out how to do this, we need to talk, strategist, learn from each other, share our skills and knowledge and challenge our ideas and those of people around us. 



    We want to dismantle the idea that these questions are only interesting or important to the usual suspects who care about this stuff (queers and women); anyone who’s interested in struggle, change, sex, gender or art should come and participate in discussions, share skills, debate, and learn. 



    We want to dissect boring ideas of politics-as-usual that say DIY
jam-making workshops, BDSM sex and talking about capitalism have nothing to do with each other. We want a weekend where you don’t have to have a uni degree to talk about politics or revolution, and where discussions aren’t totally removed from our day-to-day lives.
’Talking’ and ‘doing’ are part of the same process.



    We want to challenge ourselves to learn new skills, change our ideas, meet strangers, throw away our preconceptions, make links, and embark on new projects.

And that’s where you come in. Make a suggestion of a workshop you’d
like to see, or even better organise one yourself. We’re happy to help make it all happen by putting you in touch with others who have similar ideas, or scheduling your workshop at a time that suits you. 



    Workshop proposals are due by the 5th May to be added to the timetable.
    Please try get them to us by then. Although,if you are slow, we’ll also be having Open space sessions for last minute workshops or discussions that come up over the weekend.

    Check out the website http://www.campbetty.org. or email us for more information or to talk about ideas.

    If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:
    https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFFycVVQUXdSX1dtNWpwX21iLXRvemc6MQ

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