Available now for pre-order: @pendledon for Black Lodges.
Before I start, all profits from this collab are going directly to Planned Parenthood.
This pre-order runs from now until Friday, June 2nd. It will ship from Germany from around the 15th of June.
A few notes about this: Black Lodges, as a club, magazine, brand, idea, whatever we have called it in the last 12 years has to a point been, at least visually, male-centric. Fact of the matter is though, that a large part of the inner circle, and you supporters have been and are female,
Whilst I never intended, nor intend to have Black Lodges be a “boys” or “girls” club, the impression had been noted, and this is why, for one of many reasons, this happened, and why the front print also reads “femme noir” and not Black Lodges or Fraternity Noir, as it has done in the past, as very genuine nod of appreciation of your input and support over the last 12 years. +
I am no expert on gender socio-political discussions, but I know this fact to be true: Here, in the western world, and most recently, specifically in the US, women, are disenfranchised and becoming increasingly so and I believe this to be wrong. There are some aspects of modern feminism that I don’t quite agree with, yet those are marginal in comparison to the fact that women in our world do not have the same rights as men. Again, this is fundamentally wrong in my, and Don’s mind. Personally, I wish and work towards gender neutrality and equality, and yet realize that the inequality first needs to be challenged.
Hence this collaboration.
The reason why Don and I decided to donate all profits of this to Planned Parenthood is simple. We both believe that this organization provides the care and support any human being is entitled to, and specifically, women in the US, who due to the immoral und frankly, disgusting ideas and motives of the most recent Republican administration are several under attack. To disenfranchise women purely because they are women and these sorry excuses for men being afraid of them is not right.
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