Published Jun 03, 2016The organizers of iconic English music festival Glastonbury have never shied away from addressing social issues, but they've outdone themselves this year by introducing a new festival venue for women only.
Described as a "revolutionary clubhouse," the venue is called the Sisterhood. It will be "hidden" within the Shangri La zone of this year's festival, and will host live music and DJs.
The rules for entry into the Sisterhood are simple — you can't come in if you're a dude, man. The venue is described as an "intersectional, queer, trans and disability-inclusive space open to all people who identify as women."
Before you bros get your Chive tanktops in a knot, read the excellent statement from Glastonbury about their decision to establish the Sisterhood:
The producers of the Sisterhood believe that women only spaces are necessary in a world that is still run by and designed to benefit mainly men. Oppression against women continues in various manifestations around the world today, in different cultural contexts.
In the UK, the gender pay gap in the workplace, cuts to domestic violence services and sex worker rights are current talking points that highlight this issue. Sisterhood seeks to provide a secret space for women to connect, network, share their stories, have fun and learn the best way to support each other in our global struggle to end oppression against women and all marginalised people, whilst showcasing the best and boldest female talent in the UK and beyond.
For more information on the Sisterhood, you can follow their official Twitter account here. Glastonbury will take place from June 22 to 24 at Worthy Farm. View the full lineup here.