Awesome upcoming event: What does feminism have to do with men?

Do you have a gentleman in your life whom you would like to convert to the righteous and noble cause of feminism? Perhaps a young boy whom you would like to indoctrinate good and early? Have you found yourself trying to explain the concept of “privilege” to a man and thought, “Ugh, this is exhausting. I wish I could just hand him a book that would explain all of this so that I can go watch the most recent episode of Mad Men”?

Well, you can buy him a copy of The Guy’s Guide to Feminism, by Michael Kaufman and Michael Kimmel. It is that handy dandy book. It’s smart, simple, funny, and a great introduction to feminism designed specifically for men. Here’s an excerpt, from the entry for “Education”:

Science News Flash (1873): Some startling research proves once and for all that it’s a bad idea for women to be educated.   Careful observation shows that women who go to college have fewer children.  The reason, Harvard professor Edward Clarke tells us, is obvious:  Allowing women’s brains to grow means their wombs will shrink.  The conclusion: Since this could lead to depopulation, it’s best to keep women out of the classroom.

Demography News Flash (2012): In our colleges and universities, well over 50 percent of students are women.  They’re the majority of medical students, law students, and business students.

What Happened In Between?

HYPOTHESIS ONE:   In the 1880s, women’s dresses were too large to fit into classroom seats.  Styles have changed, so now women can get an education.
HYPOTHESIS TWO: Feminism.

Buy said gentleman this book! If you don’t want to do that, or if you’ve already done that, buy him a ticket to Paradigm Shift’s upcoming Guy’s Guide event.

Next Wednesday, June 6th
7-9:30pm at The Feminist District
151 W. 46th St. (b/t 6th & 7th Ave) 8th Floor
Featuring Michael Kimmel, co-author of The Guy’s Guide and Quentin Walcott, Co-Executive Director of CONNECT, a New York domestic violence prevention organization.

Cost: $12 pre-paid, $15 at door
Limited Seating/Buy Online!

Do it! Be there! Go team!

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One Comment

  1. Posted May 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Why does so much awesome stuff happen on the east coast? I can’t afford to get out there! Send it out west! We have better weather!

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