Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Introducing: The Dead Feminist Society, A Salon

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:00 p.m. at Common Good Books

Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Frances E. Willard. Catherine Beecher. These nineteenth century heroines waged war on an American culture that denied women their basic rights. The Dead Feminist Society exists to honor their vision and to support Minnesota feminists in our commitment to stand for gender equtiy, dignity and fairness.

Join the salon that welcomes, discusses and deepens the ideas of feminism while examining the dynamics of our fascinating 21st Century social structure.

Guest speaker for Feb. 18th is Adrienne Christiansen, an associate professor of Political Science at Macalester College and Director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching. She teaches courses on women's political rhetoric, the rhetoric of campaigns and elections, and cyber-politics. She is currently at work on an article about Sarah Palin's quixotic campaign for the United States' vice-presidency.

Your host is Kristine M. Holmgren, a dyed-in-the-wool women's advocate. Holmgren fights the good fight for gender equity every day as a Presbyterian minister (ordained before it was cool), a former editorial columnist for the Star Tribune and an outspoken advocate for women and families.

Some of the books we will be exploring are:

Female Chauvenist Pig: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture -- Ariel Levy.

Why Men Earn More; The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap and What Women Can Do About It -- Warren Farrell.

Walking Out on the Boys -- Conley, Frances

1 comment:

Ann said...

This looks like a fantastic series! I wish I lived closer (can't quite make the 20 hour drive). Enjoy!