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norilchanka
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norilchanka
Оригинал взят у femolga в ВАРИАНТЫ ТЕКСТА НА 4 ЯЗЫКАХ, ЧТОБЫ СИТУАЦИЯ ИМЕЛА БОЛЬШОЙ РЕЗОНАНС
ДЛЯ РАСПРОСТРАНЕНИЯ ИНФОРМАЦИИ О ГРУППОВОМ ИЗНАСИЛОВАНИИ В НОВОСИБИРСКЕ НА ИНОСТРАННЫХ РЕСУРСАХ, ЧТОБЫ СИТУАЦИЯ НЕ БЫЛА СПУЩЕНА НА ТОРМОЗА И ОТКУП

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heartofkara
feministbkworms
heartofkara
I just agreed to start tutoring my friend's 2nd grade sister in reading. I've only taught secondary English but I know I can handle this - I just need a little guidance with materials. She is going to be repeating the year due to her poor reading skills. He says that she loves fantastical stories...especially "princess" stuff.

Can anyone recommend good books for the 2nd grade level that might catch her interest? Anything romantic/fantasy would be good. Also, I feel it's my duty as a role model to introduce her to stories with stronger heroines that aren't always the typical "damsel in distress" which I think sends a horrible message to little girls if that's all they are exposed to (and my friend agrees). I know if it has the fantasy elements she likes she would still like stronger heroines since she refused to leave the room when her brother saw the japanese anime "Revolutionary Girl Utena" which turns the typical fairy tale upside down.

Please post your suggestions ASAP so I can start collecting books!!!

Thanks!
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pomosoulbaby
feministbkworms
pomosoulbaby
I am looking for books on feminist dystopias, ala The Handmaid's Tale. I heard about one of these books that was suitable for young readers, I think that the title was Thee, but the closest I've come to finding it was a book called We. If you have read We tell me about it.

Thanks
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robocrush
feministbkworms
robocrush
Hello all!

I have a question for those of you who have read "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf.

First off, I have not read it, but I consider myself a pretty avid reader & collector of feminist books. I am therefore familiar with the main idea of the book, or at least as far as I know, as being the role of the media in manipulating women's self-image through unhealthy, unrealistic, and sometimes downright impossible beauty standards.

So, knowing the basic message already, and the book being nearly 20 years old now, my question to you is this: Should I still read it? Why or why not?

Xposted, and thanks!
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hilmarie
so i posted something back in april about starting a dc activist bookclub. i got a few responses, but i had *just* moved to the city from philly and ended up getting overwhelmed with all that is d.c. anyway...

i would LOVE to try to organize the bookclub again. i wouldn't mind having people meet at my house (SE, kind of near eastern market) so we could be comfy and play good music and maybe eat some yummy food.

anyway...if anyone is interested just let me know how to get ahold of you and i'll send out an email to everyone. i'm wicked excited!

hilary
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unsomnambulist
The first time I read Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey's A Woman of Independent Means I was a sophomore in high school and read it with other members of our book club. At the time I greatly enjoyed the book. Trying to relax my brain from school work I picked it up again the other afternoon but found the book a bit more problematic on the second reading. Hailey wanted to write a book about a woman finding her independence and as her husband assured her that a woman going out to find her independence was a dried up story line he encouraged her to write a book about a woman finding her independence within a domestic setting. The book is largely based off of her grandmother, in epistolary format, and takes place from 1899 to 1968.

If A Woman of Independent Means is meant to achieve an understanding of a woman in a domestic setting and her independence I fear it fails greatly. The main character Elizabeth has two marriages, which both are largely unhappy and the only money she has is a result of her mother's death and the fact that another man made financial decisions for her even though they were against her wishes. She does travel abroad a lot, which seems to imply that a woman cannot find independence within a domestic setting. She has three children who in later life reject her for smothering them (though amends are made before she dies) and she never really seems to do anything. An interesting read but quite the damming story of the domestic experience.

Cross posted to feminist_lit and feministbkworms.
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feministbkworms
hilmarie
hey dc kids!!

is anyone interested in coming to a newly formed book club? i just moved to d.c. and want to meet some cool people and also stop watching so much goddamn tv!

the book club will have an "activist" spin to it, in terms of the books we read. it isn't going to be heavy shit like Marx or anything, but not fluff either! It will be starting sometime in may.

go hang out in bookstores, it makes your heart happy i promise...

let me know if you're interested or want more info!
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feministbkworms
hilmarie
hey philly kids!!

is anyone interested in joining a newly formed book club? i know I watch way too much tv and wanted a better outlet for hanging out with friends and learning new stuff!

the book club will have an "activist" spin to it, in terms of the books we read. it isn't going to be heavy shit like Marx or anything, but not fluff either! It will be starting sometime in january.

go hang out in bookstores, it makes your heart happy i promise.

let me know if you're interested or want more info!
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feministbkworms
unsomnambulist
I am simply wild about feminist literature whether it's fiction or nonfiction. Two ideas of mine have converged into one and some time in December/January I will be launching a blog that is entirely dedicated to reviews on feminist literature. At this point I'm hoping this post is "okay" but I wanted to see if anyone else - as this seemed the perfect community to ask in - would be interested in contributing reviews and participating in this venture. If you are interested please send me an e-mail, my address can be found on my profile. Thanks!
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firepie
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firepie
Pardon me for bragging, but these are two recent publications in which my partner, Talia Bettcher, has chapters:

Trans/forming Feminisms
Transfeminist Voices Speak Out
Edited by Krista Scott-Dixon
Sumach Press
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Violence, Victims, Justifications
Philosophical Approaches
Edited by Felix O. Murchadha

This is not a transgender-specific anthology, but Talia Bettcher has a chapter called "Appearance, Reality & Gender Deception: Reflections on Transphobic Violence & the Politics of Pretence"
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