Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Yellow Wallpaper

Hello everyone!

The Feminist Book Club is having our first general meeting this Wednesday,
September 30th at 12:15 p.m. in Annex C of ACAD. We will be discussing the
short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Everyone is
welcome to attend!

"The Yellow Wallpaper" first published in 1892, describes a woman's gradual
descent into insanity as she is prescribed to rest after the birth of her child
and depression. Isolated in an abandoned nursery with barred windows, the
protagonist becomes curiously attached to the fleeting patterns in the yellow
wallpaper. Convinced that the movement of the wallpaper is caused by a woman
trapped within, the protagonist realizes herself within the pattern.

Monday, September 14, 2009


I am sure that a lot of the people who would be reading this blog know about Bitch magazine, but before I joined the FBC last year I had never herd of it. So I thought it might be a good idea to make a blog post about it to help spread the word.

Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture is a non-profit, independent feminist publication. The articles in Bitch are very reader friendly and the topics are easy to relate to. Bitch provides a good framework for understanding third wave feminism and I would highly recommend it to any new FBCers.

The fall issue (consumed) is out now, you can find it at most bookstores and thanks to Bree being awesome you can also buy it at Sunnyside Market in Kensington. Check out their website to learn more.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

excellent feminist blog link

hey y'all (I'm in the South, I'm allowed - and besides, it's gender neutral)

I found this great blog today via feministe (in itself a great blog). "Equal Writes is a writing project designed to maintain a dialogue about feminism and gender issues on and off campus...We believe that men can be excellent feminists too. And we believe that "feminism" is not a dirty word." Hear, hear.

Their campus is Princeton University, so they aren't hacks. 


Friday, September 4, 2009

If Women Ruled The World - Judy Chicago

Internationally-acclaimed feminist artist Judy Chicago will be exhibiting at The Art Gallery of Calgary starting September 25th 2009 - January 23 2010. She will also be giving an Artist Talk at the Conoco Phillips Theatre in the Glenbow Museum. The event is scheduled for September 29th at 7:00 p.m. with limited seating available. Reserve your place now!

Ticket Price:
$25/person or $15/student or AGC/Glenbow Staff or Member

Please contact JB Sine at to purchase tickets, or see The Art Gallery of Calgary for more information on the exhibition.

Take Back The Night 2009

Take Back the Night is an internationally held march and rally intended as a protest and direct action against rape and other forms of violence against women. In Calgary, women have been marching to Take Back The Night since 1982.Take Back the Night is a place free from sexual assault and abuse. We invite you to become part of the solution, part of the end to sexual violence. Here is a place to take a stand, a place to break the silence.

This year, we are unable to afford police assistance for a march, so will be meeting in Tomkins Park on 17th Avenue for a peaceful candle-light Vigil. The event will be held between 8:00-11:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 22nd.

For more information check out the Facebook page at: