Sunday, September 27, 2009
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
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
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.