[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.

-Al


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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