A note from Jennifer
For me, 2013 was FULL of change, which was extremely uncomfortable—as growth tends to be. Among the transitions, I took the helm of an institution of the Second Wave—the Feminist Press—and am charting a course for its future. It’s exciting and iterative and intimidating all at once!
So, what is on my brain right now about feminism? A few things:
- How big books by women are still treated so differently than big books by men (in terms of reviews, entry into the canon, course adoption, expressions of universality, sales!)
- The tension and pain between black feminists and white feminists. Do we need a truth and reconciliation commission? Michaela Angela Davis and I are starting to talk about what meaningful healing conversations might entail….
- How that word Slut is a way of making girls second class citizens long before they experience other forms of sexism—and how much potential Slut: The Play has to raise consciousness and shift culture!
The Punk Singer, a film about Kathleen Hanna
Check out this trailer from the new film The Punk Singer featuring Jennifer Baumgardner.
The Equal Rights Amendment in the 21st Century:
Where Have We Come From, and Where Will We Go?
November 15-16, 2013, Roger Williams University
Speakers Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards
Speakers Jennifer Baumgardner, Terry O'Neill,
Emily Sack and and Ellie Smeal
Learn more about this conference on the Roger Williams University website.