Feminist Launches Class On How To Combat ‘Hyper-Masculinized’ Journalism


By Amber Randall

A feminist is holding a California workshop Sunday to teach women how to combat the “hyper-masculinized” approach to journalism.

Sarah Burke, a feminist writer, is hosting the San Francisco event in conjunction with Heavy Breathing, an experimental seminar group, reports the College Fix.

The event, “Heavy Breathing: Martial Arts for Feminist Journos,” attempts to encourage women to get rid of masculinity in journalism by teaching “empowered passivity.”

“In this experimental workshop attendees will collectively undermine the historic valorization of hyper-masculinized approaches to journalism by learning to value approaches of empowered passivity through practicing the feminist concept of ‘circlusion’ (the antonym of ‘penetration’) and the martial arts concept of ‘ukemi,’ the art of receiving a throw,” the event description reads.

Heavy Breathing regularly throws “experimental workshops” that combine a physical activity with a discussion on a certain topic.

“Critical discourse often feels heady, abstract, and divorced from the body. How do conversations change when we are moving our bodies and out of breath? What new modes of thinking become possible?” the group explained on their Facebook page.

As a writer, Burker usually covers topics like art, identity, social justice, internet culture, feminism, and how those topics intersect. Burke did not return The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for additional comment in time for publication.

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