What we're about

Hello Feminists,

Our group was formerly know as the "Peninsula Feminist Book Club." We have expanded to include the other types of reading we do (articles, etc.) and social activities.

We welcome everyone who cares about feminist concerns and wants to increase the impact of feminism in the world. During interactions, please be respectful of the voices of people with less privileges than yourself. We also recognize that some words we've inherited are unfair, such as addressing groups of two or more people as "guys" and "you guys," and appreciate the use instead of truly inclusive terms such as "everyone," "everybody," "you all," etc. to address group members.

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 and articles 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.

Below are some of the books we've read. We also read articles and other material.

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

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

Upcoming events (1)

NEW MEETING TIME: November Discussion

Online event

Hi Feminists,

We are meeting at a new time: from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

We will be discussing the online exhibit and video included in the link below. You can click through each slide of the online exhibit.

The focus this month is on Latinas in the United States.

https://www.womenshistory.org/exhibits/representation-hyphen-latinas-fight-womens-suffrage

The National Women's History Museum has various online resources and there is an on-going campaign to build a museum in Washington, D.C.

If you don't read the whole exhibit, come anyway. Everyone's participation is important regardless.

Meetup enables you to access the Zoom link after you rsvp. Let me know if you have any questions. (Meeting ID:[masked])

We look forward to seeing you!

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