Our mission is to foster feminist community in San Diego primarily via a shared love of books, but also through a shared love of wine, equality, good food, interesting movies, intersectionality, and whatever other shared loves we discover. We're a social group open to people of all genders, ages, races, and orientations who identify as feminist and want to expand their feminist network and knowledge.
We will read promiscuously from a variety of feminist camps like 2nd wave, 3rd wave, pro-sex feminism, anti-porn feminism, Black feminism (or womanism as coined by Alice Walker), lesbian feminism, MTF/FTM transgender rights, riot grrrl movement, third world feminism, radical feminism, eco feminism, post-modernist feminism, women's suffrage, etc. We're going to look at feminism from a big picture perspective and then take a fine-tooth comb and look for the feminism that is hidden under a rock in the corner. No feminist subject will be taboo! The meetings will be a safe-space for open discussions of different viewpoints where everyone gets a fair chance to express their opinion and no one gets shouted down (unless they're using outright hate speech). Books will be selected democratically with a jury style discussion of book suggestions followed by a secret ballot, so think of a book or two you'd like the group to read and bring it up at the meeting.
Donations are accepted at all of our events, but definitely not required. This group is certainly a labor of love for me, and it's important to me that our events are accessible to as many people as possible. That said, my time is valuable, and organizing can be taxing in some ways, so if we collect any money over what is needed to pay our Meetup fees, I keep it. You may also donate through PayPal by sending money to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking the "chip in" button on the left side of the group's homepage. (or right here: https://secure.meetup.com/San-Diego-Feminis...)