At the start of the new year, our Twin Cities-based Uptown NOW chapter reorganized around a monthly book club. February’s selection was Gail Collins’ When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women From 1960 to the Present.” On Thursday, March 10, the group will meet at Hosmer Public Library in Minneapolis to discuss “The Worst of Times” by Patricia G. Miller, an oral history of how illegal abortion affected women, their families, and their communities. Here’s the link to the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119029984834996 . Everyone, even non-members, is welcome!
Members at the March meeting will choose the titles for May, and attendees of our State Conference in April will likely choose the book for June. To whet your appetite for a good feminist read, here is a list of books recommended by Minnesota NOW fans on our Facebook page. We’ll continually update the list, so please add your favorites!
Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman, editors
In the Company of Women: Voices from the Women’s Movement, Bonnie Watkins and Nina Rothchild
Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left, Sara Evans.
To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer
Middlemarch, George Eliot
A Doll’s House, Henrik Ibsen
Fear of Flying, Erica Jong
The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler
The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood & Marriage, Cathi Hanauer, editor
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Susan Faludi
Fantasy & sci-fi novels of Mercedes Lackey
Justice, Gender and the Family, Susan Moller Okin
The Women’s Movement: Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism, Barbara Ryan
Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks
Abortion & Life, Jennifer Baumgardner
The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood