Excluded by Julia Serano

**PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE**

Alrighty then!  Julia Serano's new(ish) book Excluded has emerged victorious, so let's gear up to discuss it!  A summary:


While feminist and queer/LGBTQIA+ movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality—sometimes just as fiercely as the straight-male-centric mainstream does. Here, acclaimed feminist and queer activist Julia Serano chronicles this problem of exclusion within these movements. She advocates for a more holistic approach to fighting sexism that avoids these pitfalls, and offers new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity rather than exclusivity.

You can find a link to Serano's website HERE

I'm tentatively deciding to meet in the West Bay for a change, and pushing it back to the 10th because the Godless Perverts Social Club meets the first Tuesday of the month and the place can get pretty crowded.  But I'm open to input on both these plans, so please let me know if you have suggestions, e.g., for alternative venues!

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  • Cameron S.

    I wasn't able to attend because of previous plans made on Sunday. I'm very disappointed that the date was moved (even with voting) because I bought and read the book and was really interested in discussing it with the group.

    June 9

  • Patricia C

    Good discussion, great and diverse group, everybody contributed, enjoyed the diversity of viewpoint and lively interchange.

    June 8

  • Ian

    We're in the back! Hope to see you soon! :D

    June 8

  • Patricia C

    Ian I have two tables in the back and can add a third if you want

    1 · June 8

  • James T.

    Have we made a decision about the meetup date?

    June 4

    • Ian

      Yes! Thank you for asking. Since an equal number of people were able to make Sunday, I changed it to that date. Hope to see you there!

      June 4

    • Patricia C

      Just wondering if you should wipe out the RSVP tally, and request everyone to respond again? All the YESes so far refer to Tuesday.

      June 4

  • Alyssa K.

    I want to come to listen, but I won't have finished the book. I tried reading it and was intensely triggered (not in the "uncomfortable" way that children of the bourgeoisie have co-opted the term, but full on panic attack). Can I show up even without having finished the book?

    June 3

    • Ian

      Absolutely, Alyssa! Our conversation rarely sticks strictly to the book for the whole meeting, in any case. Would love to hear your perspective (and sorry to hear about your experience reading it!).

      June 4

  • Wryly 1.

    Hey, I recognize this is a lot to ask, but I'm leaving for my residency on the morning of the 10th. Is there any chance we could reschedule this meeting to monday night (6/9) or another night before the 10th?

    I've already read and loved the book and would hate to miss out on talking about it.

    May 30

    • Ian

      hey! thanks for asking. i'd love to see you there but am also hesitant to change the date at such short notice. i also have plans on Monday, myself, but i wonder if Sunday evening could work. how about this: i will make a poll, and if a greater or equal number of people can make a meeting on Sunday, i will change it to then?

      June 2

  • finn

    haven't listened to this broadcast yet, but wanted to share as it seems to relate to our book this month: http://kfai.org/node/43550

    June 2

  • Patricia C

    Just got my copy--2 more available now at Modern Times.

    1 · May 31

  • Cameron S.

    Reading now!

    1 · May 28

  • Patricia C

    Excluded is available at SFPL(5 copies, most out), Mills, UCB, Berkeley Public, Stanford, SJSU (due 5/3), UCSC (due 5/28), UC Davis and other libraries. Four of these locations can be accessed thru Link+ (https://csul.iii.com/record=b36424368~S0) and delivered to you in 5 days, and dozens more through your local college or public library via Interlibrary loan (SFPL FAQ: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000032501) in 2-4 weeks. See WorldCat (www.worldcat.org/isbn/[masked]) for an exhaustive list.

    1 · May 11

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