Intersectional Feminist Book Club October Meeting

October 25, 2015 0
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Join Keshet and Moishe Kavod House for an Intersectional Feminist Book Club! Each month we gather to discuss a book with themes connected to intersectional feminism. Books are chosen the month prior and feature authors of diverse identities including race, class, ability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Newcomers are always welcome, just come prepared to discuss the month’s book.

October’s Book is “Stone Butch Blues” by Leslie Feinberg

Published in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence.

Woman or man? That’s the question that rages like a storm around Jess Goldberg, clouding her life and her identity. Growing up differently gendered in a blue–collar town in the 1950’s, coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist ’60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early ’70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence.

Leslie Feinberg is also the author of “Trans Liberation”, “Trans Gender Warriors” and “Transgender Liberation”, and is a noted activist and speaker on transgender issues.

This book is out of print as of 2013, you can download a free pdf from Leslie Feinberg’s website, borrow a copy from a local queer, check it out of the library, or by a used copy online. (http://www.lesliefeinberg.net/)

Content warning: sexual assault, homophobia, transphobia, racism, antisemitism, and police brutality.

Not sure if you’re a feminist? Maybe this Beyonce approved definition can help clarify. “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.” I hope that’s you. Check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk to hear the words that inspired Queen Bey.

Mobility accessible and MBTA accessible!

Do you have questions or want to get involved but can’t make it? Contact our Boston Community Organizer, Kat Macías (kathryn@keshetonline.org).

Event Location: Keshet
284 Amory St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02130

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