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“ Where the neoliberal ideology rules unchallenged it is not possible to challenge the traffic in women and girls: the official sexuality of capitalism is prostitution. ”
“ Men who are in prison for rape think it's the dumbest thing that ever happened... it's isn't just a miscarriage of justice; they were put in jail for something very little different from what most men do most of the time and call it sex. The only difference is they got caught. That view is nonremorseful and not rehabilitative. It may also be true. It seems to me that we have here a convergence between the rapists's view of what he has done and the victim's perspective on what was done to her. Th ...more ”
[close] The purpose of this group is to discuss and study works of Womanist scholarship, including those contained within the text, The Womanist Reader. Womanism is a term coined by Alice Walker, in an effort to address the concerns of women of color marginalized by the Feminist movement. Unlike feminism, womanism "elevates all sites and forms of oppression, whether they are based on social-address categories like gender, race, or class, to a level of equal concern and action. " -Layli Phillips, The Womanist Reader
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[close] The unofficial reading list for all those obsessed by The Guilty Feminist. http://www.guiltyfeminist.com/ Anyone can add books, if you want you can put timelines on book discussions (for example 'Shall we all read 'Dietland' this month and then discuss?') However, please don't add books with timelines on reading, this is an inclusive discussion!
61 members, last active one year ago
The Feminist Book Club is a democratic collective dedicated to DIY education, respect, and commu…more
[close] The Feminist Book Club is a democratic collective dedicated to DIY education, respect, and community. The FBC aims to create a space to engage with feminist literature and other critical medias to facilitate growth and friendship in Vancouver's feminist community. We welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, or gender identity (this means that men are welcome to participate!). The FBC recognizes that there are multiple interpretations of feminism and we are interested in raising awareness by investigating feminism through critical media and visual culture. The FBC denounces the dismissal of the feminist movement as redundant. Showing solidarity within the FBC and the community at large we stand together in the margins to fight against social oppression.* Venue: Our headquarters are currently located at Spartacus Books,684 East Hastings Street Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, BC. Accessibility info: The entirety of Spartacus' retail space is located on street level and the storefront and washroom accommodate up to 36" of access. If you have any further accessibility inquiries or suggestions to improve the accessibility of our meeting space, please feel free to contact Justine Alison (from the admins list) directly. *Note: I have borrowed heavily from the description of Calgary's Feminist Book Club, because it is awesome. Thanks, FBC Calgary!
8 members, last active 10 years ago