Come for my Tuesday Talk!
On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, in Second Life, I will be presenting: Using the F word to Confront Gender Inequity: A Historical Evolution of the Word “Feminist.”
This talk discusses some of the challenges humans face with gender inequity. In order to start productive conversations and plans of action to confront social injustices, one needs to break past stereotypes and look deeply and differently into the normalizing patterns in society that oppress. This talk is not about man-hating, Feminazis, or bra burning (that was so yesterday). Instead, it is a brief history on the word “feminist” – how it evolved, why it started, who started it, and what has happened because of it. Also… a question of… where do we go next?
Only through deconstructions that looks critically at decentering and difference can we start to position ourselves in ways that are not only empowering, but also moves us towards creating the changes we want to see in an equitable world. This talk will be the first in a series of lectures on the topic of empowerment and voice. I hope you can join us!
The audience is invited for discussions afterwards.
This talk will start at 7:00 pm SLT (10:00 EST) here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Sea/47/66/25
Hope to see you there!