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The Importance of Dealing with #Occupy’s Misogyny Problem [#Feminist Friday] -
“A revolution that does not seek to address systemic patriarchy is not a revolution but just another manifestation of the status quo.”
Hi everyone! Just a reminder that we’ll be meeting, as per usual, this SUNDAY from 6-8pm at Libertalia Providence. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged! We’ll be discussing, among other things:
Our table at the anarchist book fair on August 11th
Our plans for a publicity campaign around reproductive rights
Ideas for upcoming workshops and book discussions
Hope to see you there!
Book discussion this Sunday at Libertalia at 6PM! We’ll be discussing the first three chapters of Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy, we hope you will be able to join us!
How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses -
”History shows that the use of forced nudity by a state that is descending into fascism is powerfully effective in controlling and subduing populations.”
Some Job Listings With Our Friends Over At The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health - Click Here To Go To Their Page! -
[From now on, we will be posting job listings to relevant opportunities we think our audience might be interested in, under the tag “Job Listings” - all of which can be accessed in the order they are posted by clicking JOB LISTINGS on our sidebar.
As we are located in Rhode Island, most of these…
RIASL’s very first reading group!
Everyone is welcome to pick up a copy of the book and read with us!
For our first reading group we have chosen Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture.
“If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, female chauvinist pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women -and of themselves. With a wink and a nudge, they are welcoming back strippers, porn stars and Playboy Bunnies as the heroes of post-feminist culture. Taking off your bra used to mean liberation - now it’s just the sign of another girl gone wild in her attempt to win favour from the boys. In “Female Chauvinist Pigs” journalist Ariel Levy asks the question: What’s in it for us women? In her quest for the answer, Levy interviews the college women who flash for the cameras on MTV and teenage girls raised on Paris Hilton and thongs. She talks to the high-powered women who create ‘raunch culture’, the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds. And she sits down with Second Wave feminists, such as Susan Brownmiller and Erica Jong, to find out where they think women are headed today. As she explores the phenomenon of the Female Chauvinist Pig, Levy explains that these new women believe they are expressing sexual liberation and female empowerment, when really they are only conforming to stereotypes cooked long ago. Terrifically witty and wickedly intelligent, “Female Chauvinist Pigs” stands firmly in the tradition of Susan Faludi’s “Backlash” and Naomi Wolf’s “The Beauty Myth”. It is the first book of its kind to emerge in more than a dozen years - and it’s not a moment too soon.”
Our first discussion of this book will take place on June 24th (so you have plenty of time to pick up a copy and dig in!) and our second discussion will take place on July 8th.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
RIASL tabling at RI Unite Against the War on Women. I’m sure we’ll have more pics soon. Thanks to Jenine Bressner for this great sign!
Diverse group of feminists ‘occupy sexism’ -
Yes we did!!!