Guerrilla Girls On Tour is an anonymous theatre collective whose mission is to create new plays that dramatize women’s history and address the current state of women in the performing arts and beyond. Our performances use comedic, physical, and vaudevillian-like techniques to prove that feminists are funny. In order to put the focus of our work entirely on the issues we address each member performs under the name of a dead woman artist and wears a gorilla mask to conceal her true identity.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here is a story of an action that met with great success. Thanks to all who responded to Erin L’s action against the Wild Wing Café (for promoting and listing a drink on their menu called the “roofie bomb”.). She/We did it!. The drink is officially off the menu and an apology from Wild Wing Café has been issued. I hear that Erin L is graduating from UNC Charlotte this month and is heading for the jungle to become an official member of Guerrilla Girls On Tour!!!!
Here’s the letter Erin (and Guerrilla Girls On Tour) received from Wild Wing Café.
Let me start with a sincere apology for this distasteful mistake. Our NE
franchisee picked this drink menu & recipe off the internet. It was part of
a large file which they sent to the corporate office for their drink book.
The verbiage was then transferred in a word document and sadly escaped our
review. We are appalled that anyone thinks this is remotely funny. As a
female, founder, Vice President and marketer of this company it offends me
personally and it belies our corporate philosophy and our personal values.
Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I would appreciate it
if you would forward this response to the people you have contacted. You
can be assured that all menu books have been immediately removed and new
drink menus are being created. If you would like to contact me personally
to further discuss this situation I can be reached at 843-216-0616.
Wings Over America