What we're about

Hello Feminists,

Everyone who is interested in learning about, talking about and/or meeting people who care about feminism and gender equity is welcome.

We recognize that each of us will have a different perspective to add to discussions. No one person's opinion or perspective is the "right" one. We recognize that hearing different perspectives will add to our own pool of knowledge.

The books we read are resources. We also talk about other subjects related to feminism and gender equity.

This is also a place where you can share your radical ideas. When a member wants to share an idea or observation that feels vulnerable to share, that member can ask beforehand to be listened to only. Other members then will not share their different opinions at that time and instead be a witness to the courage of that member.

We continue to add to the list of books our members recommend reading. Below is the current list.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WMM2wBXASo-ZfkswPOzVj3anpzJVyjv7grrr4aEzfzg/edit#gid=0

Books we've read as of June 2019. (We are awesome.)

Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Chalice and the Blade by Riane Eisler

Why I am Not a Feminist by Jessa Crispin

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy by Allan G. Johnson

Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science and Society by Cordelia Fine

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingslover

The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All by Carolyn Gerin, Elisa Camahort Page, and Jamia Wilson

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

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August Gathering

Online event

Hi Feminists, We will be discussing the articles below. If you want to only read one article, please read the first one. Looking forward to the discussion. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/world/coronavirus-women-leaders.html https://www.vox.com/2020/5/21/21263766/coronavirus-women-leaders-germany-new-zealand-taiwan-merkel https://www.nbcnews.com/know-your-value/feature/covid-19-era-female-leaders-are-shining-here-s-why-ncna1227931 Meetup now enables you to access the Zoom link after you rsvp. Let me know if you have any questions. If you don't read the whole article/book (or didn't get a chance to read it at all), come anyway. Everyone's participation is important regardless. Also, it's okay to come later than 6:30 p.m. Come when you can. We look forward to seeing you!

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July Gathering

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