Since 2013 the official all-male fearleading squad of Vienna Roller Derby is famous for its spectacular halftime shows, party performances and appearances at art events, etc., and especially for their annual calendar. Featuring a different theme each year the “FEARELLI” is a must have for every decent household.
Since their foundation in 2013 the Fearleaders have been dedicating themselves to a very special mission:
“As Fearleaders Vienna we support gender diversity and emancipation. We subvert gender stereotypes by turning them upside down and exposing ridiculous and in the same way toxic masculine behaviour with overstatement and irony.
We want to delivera strong statement for equality and fundamental rights for every person* in our society. We think that there is a need for men to not only choose a clear position when it comes to equality, but to also make a statement and fight side by side with the women we support. Staying silent means accepting the status quo.
Fearleading for us means taking fear away. Especially from men. Fear of not being strong enough, not behaving manly enough, not performing masculine enough. We want to get rid of sexual repression, gender inequality, toxic masculinity, homophobia, transphobia, racism, FOMO and many other fears. We support awareness, sensitivity and respect.
Cheer diversity, fear nothing (but heteronormativity, bigotry and a lack of humour).”