A feminist work in progress.

MEETINGS Monday at 4:30pm in Harlan House. Food and discussion. Feel free to bring a friend!

WHO ARE WE? Third Wave Resource Group is a student rights and resource group centered in Harlan House, at Cornell. We are a safe, comfortable environment for community members which provides information, equality and empowerment informed by feminism. We believe feminism is about values & ideals. Empowerment & education. Community building & understanding. (And calling people out on their bullshit).

RESOURCES WE PROVIDE Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy, access to Safe Room, emergency transportation, library, kitchen, sewing room, safe zone, and confidentiality.

CONTACT 319)895-5750

But why? Women today make up more than half of the population, and 80 percent of the fiction market, yet we are still considered a niche. The fact that ladies read is still somehow news, and whenever too many of us pick up one particular book, like 50 Shades of Grey, commentators dissect the contents for clues as to what women (all of them) are thinking. As Jessica Grose detailed in Slate earlier this month, books written by women—like her own debut novel, Sad Desk Salad—are often instantly subjugated as “for-girls-only,” marketed as something lesser-than, and then unfairly scrutinized. “[W]hy, for instance, was a series like Twilight so much more critically derided than Steig Larsson’s Millennium trilogy? Both sets are huge best-sellers, and both are horribly written (unless you like elaborate, repetitive descriptions of sandwiches). But Larsson’s were never painted as embarrassing, pathetic props for bored housewives (or their husbands),” Grose wrote. “Larsson’s weren’t sneered at by the critical class the way that popular books in women specific genres tend to be.”

A Brief History of the Beef Against Women Reading (via darienlibrary)

I really despise the “ladies are all reading this it must MEAN SOMETHING” mindset.  Yes, our literary preferences are just one more piece of our mysterious lady-habits, whose motives are undecipherable without constant media analysis. 

(via geekybombshell)

(via geekybombshell)

feminishblog:

I am now a proud owner of these puppies. That means I get to annotate the heck out of them. So excited! :-)

twrg:

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REMINDER! Book discussion group tomorrow at 6:00PM in Cole 108. Stop by the bookstore or contact JCastilloRivera14 for a copy, if you don’t already have one.

NOTE: The first discussion will not last 3 hours! We just booked the room that long. Also you don’t have to have a section of the book read by then either. We’re going to get to know who’s interested, set up some goals, and plan out the reading. See you then!

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