Feminist Book Club for Men

From Noisebridge
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Seriously? Way to be a jerk.)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
Has a woman ever told you that something you said or did isn't okay, but then not spent an hour of her time teaching you why? Here's an opportunity to understand why and learn one way to be a better person, in a safe environment where you're free to be wrong the first two times.
  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FPFUrXbQgc
+
== Logistics ==
 +
 
 +
'''What''': learn about feminism and being a decent human being.
 +
 
 +
'''Who''': anyone is welcome regardless of sex, gender identity, or gender expression.
 +
 
 +
'''When''': The second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm (starting Jan 8th 2014).
 +
 
 +
'''Where''': The Noisebridge Library.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
This event is run by [[User:Flamsmark|Tom Lowenthal]].
 +
 
 +
== Books ==
 +
 
 +
Our first book is [http://www.amazon.com/Feminism-Is-Everybody-Passionate-Politics/dp/0896086283 ''Feminism is for Everybody'' by bell hooks]. It's available in paperback, and there are copies at several SFPL branches.
 +
 
 +
For future meetings, the plan is to take a thoughtful walk through Shanley's [https://medium.com/about-work/935a550ddd02 feminist reading list]. Here are some other suggestions:
 +
* [http://juliepagano.com/about/ Julie Pagano]'s [http://juliepagano.com/blog/2013/11/02/101-off-limits/ 101 off limits list]
 +
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cyborg_Manifesto A Cyborg Manifesto] by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Haraway Donna Haraway]
 +
 
 +
 
 +
Further suggestions are welcome.
 +
 
 +
== Why Men? ==
 +
 
 +
Why have a feminist bookclub ''for men''? Women shouldn't have to spend all their time teaching men about feminism, or how not to be jerks. There's plenty to read on this topic, and men should be responsible for teaching themselves. Women are of course welcome, but shouldn't feel obliged to come: there are lots of more interesting things to do than teach men how to be decent human beings.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
[[category:Events]]

Revision as of 02:33, 2 January 2014

Has a woman ever told you that something you said or did isn't okay, but then not spent an hour of her time teaching you why? Here's an opportunity to understand why and learn one way to be a better person, in a safe environment where you're free to be wrong the first two times.

Logistics

What: learn about feminism and being a decent human being.

Who: anyone is welcome regardless of sex, gender identity, or gender expression.

When: The second Wednesday of the month, at 7pm (starting Jan 8th 2014).

Where: The Noisebridge Library.


This event is run by Tom Lowenthal.

Books

Our first book is Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks. It's available in paperback, and there are copies at several SFPL branches.

For future meetings, the plan is to take a thoughtful walk through Shanley's feminist reading list. Here are some other suggestions:


Further suggestions are welcome.

Why Men?

Why have a feminist bookclub for men? Women shouldn't have to spend all their time teaching men about feminism, or how not to be jerks. There's plenty to read on this topic, and men should be responsible for teaching themselves. Women are of course welcome, but shouldn't feel obliged to come: there are lots of more interesting things to do than teach men how to be decent human beings.

Personal tools