A community where we read, listen, and watch together.
Our goal is to create a space where we can move past our own experience as the default (and the white cisgender male experience as default) by engaging with diverse works by diverse creatives.
We are building a community that expands our understanding of intersectional feminism, making us better prepared to create a feminist future affirming of all.
BOOK CLUB BINGO
Every two months, the book club will release a 3-by-3 bingo card. The center square will be the main topic of discussion. The remaining eight squares will be other pieces of media such as podcasts, short articles, music, and more. Each bingo card will have a theme followed by a live event and maybe, a surprise guest or two!
Our discussions will be hosted on Discord. Contribute to the conversation on your own time and leisure, though stay tuned for exciting discussion events!
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the September/October book bingo board (includes links to all materials!).
MORE ON OUR PICKS
Invisible Women: Data Bias In A World Designed For Men by Caroline Criado Perez[Book]: The September/October book pick! This book studies the ways that women are negatively impacted when the cis-male experience is considered the default. From urban planning to the workplace, women have always been a second thought.
Dirty Computer by Janelle Monáe [Album]: In this album, Janelle Monáe (she/her and they/them) has built a musical world concerned with the liberation of “dirty computers,” people that society has deemed flawed. The hero of her story is a queer Black woman who fights against and escapes “reprogramming.” The themes of this work contend with freedom, liberation, and more.
Yhara zayd: “A Monstress Comes of Age”[Video]: A video essay examining the feminist potential of the horror genre, taking a look at some of the films that lived up to that potential.
This Is Uncomfortable: “Pretty Hurts”[Podcast]: A podcast guest talks about her journey of self-love and acceptance in her relationship with her body hair.
“Heteronormative Healthcare” by Rachel Charlene Lewis [Article]: Queer women are disserviced when seeking healthcare. In what ways are they failed? And in what ways can the healthcare industry do better?
Womb by Purity Ring [Album]: Purity Ring is a duo consisting of Corin Roddick and Megan James. Their 2020 album, Womb is a meditation on modern womanhood. This theme is further explored in articles published on The Skinny and Medium.
“How AI bots and voice assistants reinforce gender bias” by Caitlin Chin and Mishaela Robison [Article]: Digital assistants tend to have feminine voices. What are the consequences of that? This article gives a thorough breakdown of how gender bias is reinforced in AI and voice assistant technology.
Vox: “Everything Is Designed For This Man” [Video]: A great summary of all the ways cis-men have had the world built for them. The current book pick, Invisible Women, dives deeper into many of the norms introduced in the video.