Upcoming Feminist Book Discussion
The Turnaway Study by Diane Greene Foster
What we’re about: This is a group for women – trans and non-trans – and non-binary and gender non-conforming folks, and allies 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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Feminist Book Club Discussion
The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion by Diane Greene Foster
October 26, 2022
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
What happens when a woman seeking an abortion is turned away? Diana Greene Foster, PhD, decided to find out. With a team of scientists—psychologists, epidemiologists, demographers, nursing scholars, and public health researchers—she set out to discover the effect of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women’s lives. Over the course of a ten-year investigation that began in 2007, she and her team followed a thousand women from more than twenty states, some of whom received their abortions, some of whom were turned away.
Past Feminist Book Club Selections
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die.”
Video Interviews with Jia Tolentino
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta (June 16, 2021), Biography
“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.”
- Chinelo Okparanta’s Website
- BBC news: Remembering Nigeria’s Biafra War that many prefer to forget
- HRW: “Tell Me Where I Can Be Safe”: The Impact of Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act
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.”
- The Guardian: Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener review – bullies, greed and sexism in Silicon Valley
- The Atlantic: Inside Tech’s Fever Dream
- Wired: The Millennial Meaninglessness of Writing About Tech
- Tech Crunch: Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism And Intimidation Behind her GitHub Exit
- Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion
- The New Yorker: How Venture Capitalists are Deforming Capitalism
- New York Times: Rabbit Hole Podcast
- Documentaries & TV Shows:
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.”
- Rebecca Solnit’s author site
- “So, what exactly is coercive control?” by Dr. Laura Richards
- Podcast: Real Crime Profile
- Unbelievable (miniseries)
- “An unbelievable story of rape” from ProPublica
- Promising Young Woman (2020)