She's With Me

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Katha Pollitt: The Argument for Abortion

When: Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30PM
Where: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5, buy tickets here
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In the United States, 3 out of 10 women have abortions — despite existing barriers to the procedure — and opponents exist on both ends of the political spectrum. In Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, feminist poet Katha Pollitt analyzes a woman’s “right to choose.” According to her, the debate has gotten so out of hand that this private issue has become a completely public one. By weaving together personal perspective, historical fact, and individual testimony, Pollitt offers an in-depth look at this controversial subject. She’ll give insight into why opponents have gained momentum in recent years and why this isn’t just a women’s issue, but one for people of all genders and ages. Pollitt, a second-wave feminist, is the author of Virginity or Death! and a columnist for The Nation.

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She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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