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Feminist Book Club--November 4th

Wild Iris is bringing its feminist book club back starting in November! We are going to be reading Julia Serano's "Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the scapegoating of feminity", which was selected by our group in the past. To spark your interest, included are links to two articles Serano has written online recently:



Here is the description of the book that appears on the back cover:

"In this provacative manifesto, biologist and transsexual woman Julia Serano shares her experiences pre- and post-transition, and reveals the ways that fear, contempt, and dismissiveness toward feminity shape society's attitudes toward trans-women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole. 

Whipping Girl is a personal, analytical, gripping account that debunks popular misconceptions about transsexuality, while explosing the cultural belief that feminity is frivolous, weak, and inherently inferior to maleness and masculinity."

We will be discussing part one of the book on November 4th and  part two on November 18th. The meetings will be from 7:00-8:30 at Wild Iris Books and anyone is welcome! 
 
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781580051545
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Seal Press (CA), 5/2007

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781580055048
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Seal Press, 9/2013

Beyond Equality, Part Two: Breaking Away from the Gay Norm - Oct 10, 7pm

Wild Iris is excited and proud to co-sponsor a vital two-part series at the Civic Media Center. As an LGBTQ+ inclusive space, we work hard to honor and cherish the narrative of all our members. We will see marriage equality in the next decade or so. Moving beyond that, we wonder, what will the face of the movement be after that?


OCTOBER 10TH- Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay "norm"
CIVIC MEDIA CENTER - 7PM, Free - Donations Appreciated

In celebration of Pride Month, the CMC will be hosting a two-part series on living in and breaking away from the "gaystream".

On Friday, October 10th we will host "Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay 'norm'". For our second half of the series, we will be focusing on the white cis male dominated movement for "equality", and those whom are left out. 


The whitewashing of the LGBT Movement for equality hurts everyone, but most importantly it hurts the members of our community that need our help the most. Approximately 40% of our homeless youth population identify as LGBTQ*. 

53% of all anti-LGBTQ murders were transgender women. 4 out of every 10 gay men and nearly half of bisexual men have experienced some form of sexual violence. Marriage equality will not be the end of our movement. Come out to our events to hear more about how the mainstream narrative hurts.



 

BEYOND EQUALITY: A Two Part Series about Intersectional Oppression and Assimilation

Wild Iris is excited and proud to co-sponsor a vital two-part series at the Civic Media Center. As an LGBTQ+ inclusive space, we work hard to honor and cherish the narrative of all our members. We will see marriage equality in the next decade or so. Moving beyond that, we wonder, what will the face of the movement be after that?


OCTOBER 3RD- Queer Stories: Navigating Intersectional Oppression
OCTOBER 10TH- Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay "norm"
CIVIC MEDIA CENTER - 7PM, Free - Donations Appreciated

In celebration of Pride Month, the CMC will be hosting a two-part series on living in and breaking away from the "gaystream".

On Friday, October 3rd, they will be hosting "Queer Stories: Navigating Intersectional Oppression". We will be hearing from a panel of Gainesville queers about their personal experiences navigating race, class, gender identity, heteronormativity, and more.

On Friday, October 10th we will host "Queer Assimilation: Breaking Away from the Gay 'norm'". For our second half of the series, we will be focusing on the white cis male dominated movement for "equality", and those whom are left out.

 


The whitewashing of the LGBT Movement for equality hurts everyone, but most importantly it hurts the members of our community that need our help the most. Approximately 40% of our homeless youth population identify as LGBTQ*.

 

53% of all anti-LGBTQ murders were transgender women. 4 out of every 10 gay men and nearly half of bisexual men have experienced some form of sexual violence. Marriage equality will not be the end of our movement. Come out to our events to hear more about how the mainstream narrative hurts.



 


 

Free Teen Workshop on Sexuality and Responsibility - RESCHEDULED

Calling out to all teens and parents!

As a teen myself, I've encountered some amazing and some not quite so amazing conversations out there regarding sex and sexual things.

I've noticed a trend in my generation's ideas about sex and while some aspects improve, others degrade. There are some socially and sexually aware teenagers out there but there's also an alarmingly high number of teens who don't understand the basic concept of consent.

So this is my calling out. I challenge all of you to learn what sex is really about and I challenge of you parents to support your child's education of what healthy sexuality is. I challenge all of you to learn how sex is never only about penises and vaginas. How sex includes things like decision-making and self-esteem. How sex includes knowing when and why is an essential question to ask. This is what I challenge you to do:

Sharing Our Teens Responsibility at the Civic Media Center partnered with Planned Parenthood of North Florida.

Sharing Our Teens Responsibility is a program works with middle and high school aged youth to promote safe, healthy sex along with abstinence if that is your chosen path.

Sharing Our Teens Responsibility is a 6 week program that will meet once or twice a week starting in late October to November. By attending, teens can acquire community service hours through this.

I hope to see an incredible mix of parents and teens ready to learn about sexuality and responsibility starting in late October!

This is the Facebook event page.

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