Don’t hit a woman even by a flower!

“Why are women expected to shave? Why they should marry and have babies? Why a woman with short hair is suspected to be a man or a lesbian?” You may find the answers to these questions after seeing the performance called ‘Hit by a Flower’. This performance portrays the way into the women’s psyche and slightly deals with the topic of feminism. In this particular case, please, don’t consider feminism as the radical and rude word. Vanda Hybnerová, Lucie Kašiarová and Tereza Ondrová appear in the starring roles.

“Why are women expected to shave? Why they should marry and have babies? Why a woman with short hair is suspected to be a man or a lesbian?” You may find the answers to these questions after seeing the performance called ‘Hit by a Flower’. This performance portrays the way into the women’s psyche and slightly deals with the topic of feminism. In this particular case, please, don’t consider feminism as the radical and rude word. Vanda Hybnerová, Lucie Kašiarová and Tereza Ondrová appear in the starring roles.

When the word feminism is said, many men and women (unfortunately) imagine a tattooed lesbian with short hair who hates men and fights against patriarchy by showing nude breasts and shouting at public. In the Czech Republic feminism is considered as the rude and radical movement that nobody wants and needs. In the United States The Huffington Post and in Britain The Guardian frequently print deeply feminist articles that help women fight against catcalling, harassment or income inequality. These articles are definitely important although their hypercorrection can be occasionally discussed. Nevertheless, this kind of articles can be accepted by the majority of the Czech people only on occasion they stop believe that it’s woman’s fault to be raped (although it’s the 21st century, some people still live in the Middle Ages).

The Czech audience still doesn’t realize some problems that stem from distorting the term feminism. In its purest sense this word is defined as the fight for gender equality and fixed gender roles that are not so strictly perceived nowadays. However, despite these problems some performances, documentary films and festivals come into existence in the Czech Republic. Thanks to this fact the equality of men and women becomes step by step more visible in the society.

One of those performances is the production of Women Hit by a Flower that brings the fresh tinge of liberalism to the Czech society. This performance proves that all people should not be treated in the same way, and the generalization is useless as people simply differ. Petra Tejnorová, the director, in cooperation with Vanda Hybnerová, Lucie Kašiarová, and Tereza Ondrová creates the story full of irony, exaggeration, and humour depicting the relationship of three different as well as a little similar women. Imagine a brain as a ball of wires in which such things as love, addiction, fashion, individuality, alcohol, relationships, etc. are interconnected. The three women depicted in time and place ask themselves questions such as: Am I a good enough woman? Am I a good enough mother? Am I a good enough?

We can guarantee the long-lasting experience and a lot of emotions. Come to see how women actually are. We look forward to seeing you on 19th February at 7 p.m. You can buy tickets here.

 

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