Sunday, March 11, 2012
The Muffia Want Your Money As Well
Closing this weekends theme of Object and Your Money, I present this lovely frame grab from the Object Yahoo Group. I love the title 'Guerilla Activity planned for........' because it gives the activists the sense that they are involved in something cutting edge and radical.
So what was the plan? Well 'The Muffia' planned to protest against the idea that sex is a commodity that can be bought. Why not? Its a free country, but if they were really serious it they could undertaken the protest outside a massage parlour and had some real impact. Instead they chose the soft option and decided to protest outside a club in the East End.
Notice how they kept the location secret, probably in the fear that the Super Secret Object Yahoo Message Board is crawling with sex positive activists, which of course it is.
The best bit about all of this was they wanted money....
"The event will engaging with the members of the public, in exchange for money. The body will be covered in the money, the public's money and any pre-donations".
Wow, they must have been optimistic when they made their donation projections....
"The money donated will act as a petition against paying for sex and/or sexual interactions".
Sorry, I don't quite get that....the money donated will as a petition?
A petition to buy a few rounds afterwards maybe...
Anyway as you can see their Paypal details were available for anyone to donate money to them.
Do you see what this is all about?
Attacking dancers and clubs is now a good business to be in, its about book deals, websites, Paypal donations, will bequests, cake sales, t-shirts and anything else that can squeezed for a few pennies of revenue. I went to Spearmint Rhino a few times and I thought they were commercially astute and income focussed, but believe me they have nothing on Object and their pals...
'The Muffia' are performance artists, much loved of The Guardian and I do seem to recall them being involved in the protests in Harley Street that compared labiaplasty to Female Genital Mutilation.
If you want to know more about 'The Muffia', maybe you can follow this link and see the photoshoot they did for FHM. Yes of course FHM is a lads mag, but don't worry its all ironic.