Friday, December 22, 2017

Feminist Twist to Christmas Carols

Grey London, an advertising company based in London, has added an amusing spin to traditional
Christmas carols with feminist themes to raise money for Refuge, a domestic violence charity organisation. The album Hyrrs: Festive Hymns Made Feminist contains seven Christmas carols, including Kick the balls...of Patriachy and Oh, sexism.
The new lyrics use the popular Christmas tunes to speak out against patriarchy, sexism, unequal pay and sexual assault.
Refuge explains its mission with this statement: "Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence in Chiswick, West London, in 1971.
Women and children flocked to our doors because, for the first time, someone was saying it was wrong to beat your partner. Back then, domestic violence was seen as a ‘private matter’, to be dealt with ‘behind closed doors’. Society turned a blind eye.
Since 1971, Refuge has led the campaign against domestic violence. We have grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic and gender-based violence services. Now we support almost 5,000 women and children on any given day."

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