Social Justice Book Club

Monday, December 30th 2013 at 6:30 pm
Monday, December 30th 2013 at 8:30 pm
Bluestockings Book Store, Cafe & Activist Center - 172 Allen St, Manhattan

The tools to make real change! The Social Justice Book Club aims to provide the background reading to progressive secular activism and expand the literary horizons of those interested in the diverse world of marginalized voices. Whether the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and religion is a little new to you or already fires up the passionate activist within, join us for some insightful literature and lively discussion!

The first selected reading will be Julia Serano's 'Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity'

From the back cover:
"A provocative manifesto, Whipping Girl is a gripping, no holds barred account that debunks popular misconceptions about transsexuality, while exposing the depth of the cultural belief that femininity is frivolous, weak, and passive. Julia Serano, a transsexual woman, shares her experiences pre- and post-transition, revealing at every turn the ways in which fear, contempt, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes toward trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole."