Feminist Freethinkers of NY Book & Film Club

Monday, August 12th 2013 at 7:00 pm
Monday, August 12th 2013 at 9:00 pm

Join us for the first meeting of FFNY's Book & Film Club. This month we are reading Carol Tavris' The Mismeasure of Woman: Why Women Are Not the Better Sex, the Inferior Sex, or the Opposite Sex. Please come having already read the book and ready to discuss it with other feminist freethinkers.

You can purchase a new or used version on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0671797492
Or take the book out at your local library if they have it.

About the book: When "man is the measure of all things," woman is forever trying to measure up. In this enlightening book, Carol Tavris unmasks the widespread but invisible custom -- pervasive in the social sciences, medicine, law, and history -- of treating men as the normal standard, women as abnormal. Tavris expands our vision of normalcy by illuminating the similarities between women and men and showing that the real differences lie not in gender, but in power, resources, and life experiences.
Winner of the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology's Distinguished Media Contribution Award

About the author: Carol Tavris is an American social psychologist and author. She received a PhD in social psychology from the University of Michigan, and has taught psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and the New School for Social Research. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science and the Center for Inquiry. Her articles, book reviews and op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and other publications.


If you would like to learn more, check out Dr. Tavris on this recent episode of Point of Inquiry, "The Science of Sex and Gender".


More about Feminist Freethinkers of NY:

Returning from Center for Inquiry's Women in Secularism conference, we perceived a need for a local group supporting women in the secular and humanist community of NYC. Safe spaces coupled with open house discussions are invaluable to a comfortable and inclusive environment.

Our group will meet to discuss women's issues and the role of women in the secular and humanist community, as well as host social activities that encourage a supportive and vibrant community. We will also find ways to support local and national initiatives tackling gender equality and women's rights.

Feminist Freethinkers of NY is cognizant of the intersections between gender, race, sexuality, class, and ability, and strives to maintain a conscious and inviting space for all.