- At least one in three women is raped or beaten by a man close to her at some point in her life.
- 50% of women in European Union countries experience unwanted sexual advances physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at work.
- Nearly half of trans people under 26 have said they have attempted suicide.
- Approximately 85,000 women are raped and over 400,000 women are sexually assaulted in England and Wales every year. *
* sources below
Why are these statistics so high? What can we do about it?
Pits N Clits, unapolageticly reclaiming our body parts.
We are a feminist theatre company comprised of a group of young, creative women from the University of East Anglia. Our aim is to create new theatre that questions our current political climate and engenders debate.
My Brother Billy follows the lives of five different women in relation to Billy: a friend, a brother, a boyfriend, a son and a rapist. It explores the blurry nature of intimacy and the sometimes arbitrary, slippery notions of morality. It discusses issues many people will relate to and if not, will have heard about.
‘I wanna swap all men and all women around for just one day and then we might be a bit more understanding.’ -(My Brother Billy)
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are taking My Brother Billy to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival this summer. Putting on a show in Edinburgh isn't cheap, the venue hire alone is £2880 and on top of that we'll have to pay for registration fees, marketing, accommodation and living costs while we're up there. We are students and need all the financial help we can get.
We have been doing loads of fundraising in Norwich (literature events, poetry readings, film screening, evening events, dinners, bakes sales and many more!) but the sum is still unattainable without extra help. Any donations are welcome, every £1 helps. Anyone that donates is entered into a prize draw for an amazing hamper of goodies! If you donate AND share your name will be entered twice
In a world where women's voices are often ignored theatre is an extremely powerful means of communication. If we raise enough money we will be spreading awareness by representing voices that need to be listened to.
Pits N Clits
South of Forgiveness- Thordis Elva & Tom Stranger, pg 17