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September 2020

Feminism, interrupted: Disrupting power by Lola Olufemi

September 24, 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00

During this session we will be reading the critically acclaimed 'Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power' by Lola Olufemi. It's very up to date (published in March 2020), and short (only 160 pages). In it Olufemi presents a condensed study of feminist politics today and as such we think it's a perfect restart to our book club. You can read more about the book through the links below: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/16/hood-feminism-interrupted-mikki-kendall-lola-olufemi-review https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745340067/feminism-interrupted/ You can also see and RSVP to the event here on FB:…

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October 2020

Hood feminism: Notes from the women that a movement forgot by Mikki Kendall

October 29, 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00

In this collection of essays Kendall makes a powerful critique of today's feminism and points to the ways in which we can do better It’s another recent publication, and in many ways a nice one to read after Feminism, interrupted last time We’ll meet on the 29th October, online again, from 7 onwards If you would like to join us for the discussion you can sign up to the event through our book club page on FB or Meetup In…

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December 2020

Sister outsider: Essays and speeches by Audre Lorde

December 10, 2020 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Sister outsider is widely regarded as a classic of intersectional feminist work, one that brings together Lorde’s most influential essays and speeches, authored between the years of 1976 and 1984. It will be wonderful to dig into this collection together. Once again we’ll be online, and start at 19. You can sign up to the event on our Amsterdam feminist book club pages on FB or Meetup. And to celebrate the publication of a new Dutch translation of Sister Outsider…

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January 2021

Delusions of gender: How our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference by Cordelia Fine (2010)

January 21 @ 19:00 - 21:00

On the 21st of January we’ll be looking at something a little different from our previous sessions; Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of gender: How our minds, society, and neurosexism create difference (2010). It looks set to be a nice start to a new year of feminist reads. In Delusions of gender Fine argues against the notion that the human brain is sexed, challenging the idea of innate brain difference, and exposing this grounding of sexism at the brain-level as a mechanism…

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March 2021

The will to change by bell hooks

March 4 @ 19:00 - 21:00

We all know that patriarchy is bad not only for women and nonbinary people but also for men. That’s why in our next meeting, on March 4th, we will discuss the book ‘The Will to Change’ by feminist legend bell hooks. "With the courage, honesty, and compassion that have made her one of America's most provocative authorities on modern culture, bell hooks takes on the interior lives of men and answers their most intimate questions about love. 'The Will to…

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April 2021

Feminist Book Club Amsterdam #6 | The Power

April 15 @ 19:00 - 21:00

On the 15th of April we will pick up Naomi Alderman’s The Power, a science fiction novel which literary editor Justine Jordan describes as “inverting the status quo to devastating effect.”

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May 2021

Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

May 20 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Whipping Girl was first published in 2007 by Seal Press and at that time it was Serano's first full length book. Serano describes the book as "a collection of personal essays that debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that people have about trans women, as well as the subject in general". In 2016, Serano brought out a second edition, "basically the same book, but with a few clarifying changes, and a new Preface chronicling how the book came to…

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