Archive for the ‘book discussion’ Category

Cover of The Blind Assassin I loved The Blind Assassin.  I saw that Radical Readers and Feminisms For Dummies was reading it this month, and I thought to myself: That title sounds really familiar… I went to look at the bookshelves in my closet and, lo and behold, there it was among my mom’s books!  […]

I got a little ahead of myself and finished this selection early (love, love, LOVE Margaret Atwood – we could do an entire book club just around her!). Here are some things I think are worth keeping in mind as you read… How is education (in both the most literal and broadest senses) passed on […]

*I have only read the first edition of the book (my library doesn’t have the latest one), so these comments stem from that reading. If there are issues raised below that are solved in the updated edition, please let me know in the comments! 1) Do you think this book explains consent in a way that […]

I got my hands on this book in the nick of time (does anyone else in this group borrow from the Queens library?). While it was published in 1984, there are still many points that are relevant to what’s happening today. The first part of the book delves into how the second wave of feminism in […]

This is a guest post by Madama Ambi, who originally posted this at the Feminist Advisory Board for Obama blog.   I belong to a feminist book club and we’re reading Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks. This was written in 1984 and is considered a classic feminist text. Last night I […]

This is a guest post by Charles Dickey, who originally posted this at the blog Fiercely In(ter)dependent. Charles Dickey continues to happily liberate himself from consumerism and corporate capitalism. After suffering through high school, he got a higher education, then worked as bookseller, crisis phone worker, environmental restoration technician, and at various other jobs. Through […]

Hi there! My name’s Amanda, but you may also know me as The Undomestic Goddess, or simply @TheUndomestic for those on Twitter. I just finished reading Persepolis (I got my hands on the book a little late) and would like to offer the following questions up for discussion: – In which instances is sex a […]