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Be ready for feminist fun!

 

We're skipping meeting in January, since we would meet so close to New Year's.  The book that was picked out for this month is Women Writing About Men by Jane Miller.  It's a more serious feminist theory book, but the hope is that after two young adult fantasies, a party and a break, that we will be ready to dive back into feminist theory.  There are no copies in the library, but you can buy it used from Amazon for 20 cents!!! (http://www.amazon.com/Women-Writing-About-Jane-Miller/dp/039474425X/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t)  

Here is a write-up:

Noting that most feminist discussion of women's novels has concentrated on the female characters in them, British academic Miller presents a carefully organized reading of the husbands, fathers, brothers and sons presented in the works of some important women novelists from the early 19th century to the present. The author maintains that the portrayal of men in the works of writers from Charlotte Bronte to Alice Walker presents an outsider's view of society so discrete that Miller claims women writers make use of a cultural bilingualism in creating their novels.
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  We meet in the living room-like area with the couch in the front of Books for Less.  It looks like it may be a dense book, but do not worry if you do not finish it-I will come prepared with discussion questions and talking points, so we should still have a very lively discussion.  Always remember that you are more than welcome to come and participate in the discussion even if you haven't read the book.  Happy reading!  If you have any questions or get lost, call me at[masked]-1294.

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Also, I know it's last minute, but I just signed up to attend the Walk in My Shoes, Hear Our Voice reproductive justice event at the capitol February 25 and the Feminist Women's Health Center is asking for shoes, so I thought we could start out the year with a service project. Don't worry, it's really simple: Just bring any adult pair of shoes you don't want anymore to the meetup and I will collect them and bring them to the Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta later in February for their protest. From the website:

Donate a pair of shoes to represent those who cannot walk with us and the voices that go unheard! Bring us all kinds, pumps, boots, running shoes, flip flops, all genders, all sizes, adults only. After the event all shoes in good condition will be donated or recycled. Men’s shoes will go to The Open Door Community. Women’s shoes will go to Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/gwinnettfeministreaders/




 

 

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  • Whitney S.

    I have not read the book, but I'm looking forward to meeting a few new smiling faces for now...

    February 7, 2014

  • Raquel

    Is there a book topic discuss?

    February 1, 2014

  • Jessie

    Unfortunately I will be in New York for the meetup.

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Corey

      Wow! New York-I hope you have fun! Perhaps you can make it to the social dinner a few weeks later....

      February 1, 2014

  • Corey

    I'm glad you suggested this book, Meredith-it reminds me of one of the reasons why I started the book club! The first meetup group I attended was the classics club but I wanted to discuss the material in a more feminist way!

    January 29, 2014

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