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Reel Feminism: I Was a Teenage Feminist

March 19, 2013

Join us next week for March’s  In Other Words presents Reel Feminism! We’ll be screening Therese Shechter’s I Was a Teenage Feminist.

Why is it that some young, independent, progressive women in today’s society feel uncomfortable identifying with the F-word? Armed with a video camera and an irreverent sense of humor, Shechter talks with feminist superstars, rowdy frat boys, liberated Cosmo girls and Radical Cheerleaders, all in her quest to find out whether feminism can still be a source of personal and political power.

In this enlightening documentary, screened worldwide, Shechter hunts down the answers to questions many women are grappling with about their roles and identities in today’s society: Is feminism dead, hibernating, or trapped below the radar? Have the goals of the ‘70s been accomplished or have feminism’s opponents appropriated and denigrated the movement beyond all recognition? If so, how did this happen? Do you have to be political to be a feminist? And do you even have to be female? With home movies clips of Shechter as a budding feminist, archival materials from old health classes, and music by Ani DiFranco, Lavababy, Gina Young, Moxie Starpark and the legendary Helen Reddy, I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST redefines the F-Word for a new generation.

–from Women Make Movies

Come down to the Clinton Street Theatre on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm for a screening of I Was a Teenage Feminist with discussion to follow. Admission is $5-10, with anything over $5 going directly to support In Other Words.

For more information, RSVP on Facebook and join the In Other Words presents: Reel Feminism group.

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