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Why I am a Feminist

July 8, 2012

Feminism matters now more than ever. Why are you a feminist? How has the second wave informed third wave feminism? Join us in the conversation! In Other Words is excited to partner with Clinton Street Theater to co-host an innovative event “Why I am a Feminist.”

Join us on for this event on July 12, 2012 at 7PM at Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland) with a donation of $6-$10, all proceeds going to benefit In Other Words.

The audience will view an in-depth interview filmed in 1975 with famed French journalist Servan-Schreiber about Simone de Beauvoir’s book “The Second Sex.” In the book, Simone de Beauvoir speaks with clarity and conviction about feminism and its future.

She explains her famous quote “One is not born a woman, one becomes one” and the importance of early childhood, the definition of sexism and the relations between men and women. De Beauvoir also brings up how “The Second Sex” was received when it came out, and the conflicts over abortion laws in France.

Following the film screening, a panel of leading Portland feminists will take questions from the audience and discuss feminism in 1959 when The Second Sex was written, feminism in 1975 when the interview took place, and feminism as it is today.

We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, July 12 at 7PM

Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St

Donation of $6-10

Not able to attend the event, but want to contribute to your local feminist communities? Click here to make a secure online donation today – your generosity goes towards ensuring In Other Words can continue with critical community engagement to keep feminism at the forefront of Portland’s political discourse. Feminism matters now more than ever!

One Comment leave one →
  1. kaylen permalink
    July 9, 2012 2:53 am

    I just started reading the second sex it’s brillant


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