Some materials for our 4 September meeting:
- The origins of patriarchy. This is Patriarchy 101 — easy and simple 🙂
- The age of patriarchy: how an unfashionable idea became a rallying cry for feminism today. Charlotte Higgins (also available as an audio on iTunes if you search ‘Guardian long read patriarchy’ — this is an excellent, critical piece; if you only read one thing, read this)
- The difference between sexism and misogyny
- Sexism and misogyny: what’s the difference?
- Why don’t we consider violence against women and girls terrorism?
- Her Rights at Work (R-rated version), Anne Summers’ analysis of the misogyny and sexism directed at Julia Gillard. Read this after you’ve watched The Misogyny Factor (19 mins)
- Everyday Sexism Project. Catalogues instances of sexism experienced on a day-to-day basis
- Everyday sexism, Laura Bates, TEDx Oxford, 20 mins
- The Misogyny Factor, Anne Summers at TEDxSouthBankWomen, 19 mins
- Julia Gillard’s ‘misogyny’ speech. For old time’s sake.
IN THE NEWS
- How police mishandled one of the ‘worst cases of domestic abuse’ ever seen in Wales
- Vulnerable women are routinely prosecuted – and imprisoned – for false rape claims in the UK
FROM THE WAAC LIBRARY
Please see Megan to borrow a book from the WAAC library. Loans are made for a period of one month on the condition that if the book is lost, damaged, or not returned, you will pay for a replacement.