She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Where Did All the Feminists Go?

When: Monday, May 16, 7:30PM
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5, buy tickets here

In the past, the word feminism was taboo for many, but now, even Taylor Swift calls herself a feminist — and, according to Bitch magazine founder Andi Zeisler, that’s a huge problem. We Were Feminists Once is her ode to the true days of feminism. In a moderated conversation with Amelia Bonow (#Shoutyourabortion), she’ll give a historical and political overview of the term, and explain why the movement sold out. Zeisler argues that young women today pick and choose which aspects of feminism to support, to the detriment of more important issues (like reproductive rights). From the Spice Girls to the Bechdel test and even low-fat yogurt, Zeisler will shatter notions of current “marketplace feminism” and offer her advice on how to solve this problem.

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About sheswithmeseattle

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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