[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge Feminist Bookclub for Men: starting January 8th

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 01:03:06 UTC 2013

This sounds like a great idea. Count me in. It's great that someone is
coming forward to help people learn all the 101 stuff. It's definitely
needed at Noisebridge also.


On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:

> Hello Noisebridge,
> I'm starting a feminist bookclub for men, on the second Wednesday of
> the month, starting in January. We'll meet at 7pm and plan to
> monopolise the Noisebridge library for an hour. Feel free to RSVP
> off-list, but you don't have to.
> Our first book will be *Feminism is for Everybody* by bell hooks,
> which one can learn about on [Amazon][1], [Goodreads][2] or [Google
> Books][3]. It's available in paperback from your favorite book store,
> or from many SFPL branches.
> Some folks may be wondering why there's any need for a feminist book
> club, much less one for men. 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 and learn one
> way to be a better person, in a safe environment where you're free to
> be wrong the first two times.
> 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.
> See you in January
> -Tom
> --
> P.S: Yep, there totally is an event wiki page at
> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Feminist_Book_Club_for_Men>
> [1]:
> http://www.amazon.com/Feminism-Is-Everybody-Passionate-Politics/dp/0896086283
> [2]: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/168484.Feminism_is_for_Everybody
> [3]:
> http://books.google.com/books/about/Feminism_is_for_Everybody.html?id=0au7QbAJH0gC
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