Saturday, September 4: Who is a Feminist?

August 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Saturday September 4th, 2010

2 o’clock pm

Who is a Feminist?

Since the term “feminist” was first used during the late 19th century suffrage movement, advocates have debated the term’s deeper meanings and implications.

As the first scheduled event in our Governors Island rendition of A Feminist Tea Party, we will begin our discussion with the subject that provoked our title: The Tea Party Protests. Over the past few months, a number of articles have suggested that the “Beck/Palin” Tea Party Movement is a feminist movement. While potentially resurrecting acceptance of “feminist” as an acceptable identification in the mainstream, how does this affect those of us who consider the Tea Party’s rhetoric anti-feminist or sometimes misogynistic?

We want to make our series a space for open and accepting dialogue, for example, including men in all of our discussion groups, and fostering an environment where all opinions are welcome.  Does this require us to accept any definition of feminism?

Please join us for this discussion regardless of your political persuasion or whether you identify as feminist.

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