2012-05-31 13:30:23

Awesome upcoming event: What does feminism have to do with men?



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Do you have a gentleman in your life whom you would like to convert to the righteous and noble cause of feminism? Perhaps a young boy whom you would like to indoctrinate good and early? Have you found yourself trying to explain the concept of “privilege” to a man and thought, “Ugh, this is exhausting. I wish I could just hand him a book that would explain all of this so that I can go watch the most recent episode of Mad Men”?


Well, you can buy him a copy of The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, by Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel. It is that handy dandy book. It’s smart, simple, funny, and a great introduction to feminism designed specifically for men. Here’s an excerpt, from the entry for “Education”:


Science News Flash (1873): Some startling research proves once and for all that it’s a bad idea for women to be educated.   Careful observation shows that women who go to college have fewer children.  The reason, Harvard professor Edward Clarke tells us, is obvious:  Allowing women’s brains to grow means their wombs will shrink.  The conclusion: Since this could lead to depopulation, it’s best to keep women out of the classroom.


Demography News Flash (2012): In our colleges and universities, well over 50 percent of students are women.  They’re the majority of medical students, law students, and business students.


What Happened In Between?


HYPOTHESIS ONE:   In the 1880s, women’s dresses were too large to fit into classroom seats.  Styles have changed, so now women can get an education.

HYPOTHESIS TWO: Feminism.


Buy said gentleman this book! If you don’t want to do that, or if you’ve already done that, buy him a ticket to Paradigm Shift’s upcoming Guy’s Guide event.


Next Wednesday, June 6th

7-9:30pm at The Feminist District

151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor

Featuring Michael Kimmel, co-author of The Guy’s Guide and Quentin Walcott, Co-Executive Director of CONNECT, a New York domestic violence prevention organization.


Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door

Limited Seating/Buy Online!


Do it! Be there! Go team!




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