A home-based book club focused on reading and discussing feminist works. Potential reads could be classics of feminist thought/theory, contemporary essays, biography and memoir, poetry, or fiction (whether explicitly feminist or just that could be interesting to discuss in that context). Medium seriousness -- be prepared to put in some real thought, but it's not like you need to be well-versed in all the various threads of feminist thought and history -- that's why we're reading! Membership is open to everyone, just be sure to be respectful and sensitive to others' lived experiences. No book is meant to be a manifesto of the group; critical opinions (especially as to who or what is being left out of a book's account -- women of color, trans women, mothers, older women, etc.) are welcomed.
We're just getting this started, so schedule, venue, and the types of book choices are all up for debate going forward. Message Lauren Hinkle with any questions/input/ideas.
Some random reads that might be appropriate: The Feminine Mystique (Betty Friedan); A Room of One's Own (Virginia Woolf); Bad Feminist (Roxane Gay); Sister Outsider (Audre Lorde); Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit); Bossypants (Tina Fey); Whipping Girl (Julia Serano); The Beauty Myth (Naomi Wolf); Things I Should Have Told My Daughter (Pearl Cleague); My Life on the Road (Gloria Steinem); Adrienne Rich; Kate Chopin; Jessica Valenti; Stephanie Coontz; Margaret Atwood; Alice Munro; Alice Walker; Shirley Jackson....??... An obviously incomplete and personally biased list, but just to get you thinking.