Feminist Book Club

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What we're about: This is a group for women - trans and non-trans - and non-binary and gender non-conforming folks of all genders.

Did you participate in the Women's March or believe in the principles of the march?

Do you listen to Double X podcast? or Pod Save America? Do you love books, comic books and movies with those strong female protagonists?

We started a Feminist Book Club to discuss topics of gender equity, feminism, current political climate. These books can make us laugh and cry and learn.

In-person meetings take place at the Cherry Hill Library and virtual meetings occur through Zoom.
You do not have to live in Cherry Hill to attend.

Questions? Email Tierney Miller at tmiller@chplnj.org.


Upcoming Feminist Book Club Discussion

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VIRTUAL Zoom discussion
*REGISTER HERE.

Click Here to place a hold on this book from our catalog.

"Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does. Born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. But when their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself—and there is a cost to living inside a lie."

Other Memoirs we considered for Pride Month...

What is Not Yours, is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side.

 

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado creates an entirely unique piece of work which is destined to become an instant classic.

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Past Feminist Book Club Selections

Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener (March 3, 2020), Biography
"The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age. In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wienerstuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy."

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (December 9, 2020), Essays

"In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters."

Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah (September 20, 2020), Fiction
"In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of South West Asia, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and women must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible."

Gender and Our Brains: How New Neurosciece Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds by Gina Rippon (June 2020), Nonfiction
"But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behaviour? And what does it mean for our brains?Drawing on her work as a professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mould our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains."

Click Here to see the full list of our past selections for Feminist Book Club.

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