NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED: FEMINISM AND PLEASURE IN TRUMP'S AMERICA
Thursday May 4: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Women are already leading the anti-Trump charge, from the Women's March to the senate women (republican and democrat) opposing Trump's nominees to the mostly female judges halting his immigration order to the fashion industry supporting Planned Parenthood. We need to oppose Trump's multi-level encroachments on human rights here and abroad. But we also need to counter his America First narrative with one of our own -- one that says all human beings are entitled to happiness.
So what does that look like, especially for women in a Trump era, when many of his assaults are laid on our bodies, when we are so thoroughly shut out of the halls of executive power, and when the future just looks so bleak? What are the perils of putting the bulk of the work of the resistance on the backs of women -- who already shoulder so much more unpaid, unrecognized labor, and struggle to meet so many demands on our time, our emotions, our love, and our attention? What does pursuing feminist happiness mean in such dark, reactionary, anti-feminist times?
That's what we need to figure out and what this panel is all about.
Buy a copy of The H-Spot or a $15 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store elevator or at 826 Broadway.
This panel will feature:
- Jill Filipovic - a journalist based in Nairobi and New York City. A contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and a columnist for Cosmopolitan.com. She is also an attorney, and her work on law, politics, gender, and foreign affairs has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, the Nation, Foreign Policy, and others.
- Nona Willis Aronowitz - a writer/editor/author and the features editor at Fusion. She has been a contributing writer for the Washington Post, New York Magazine, Matter, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Playboy, The Nation, and Rookie, among many others and also writes a weekly newsletter called Fucking Through the Apocalypse and is the co-founder of Tomorrow magazine.
- Samhita Mukhopadhyay - a writer, editor and speaker. She is currently the Senior Editorial Director of Culture and Identities at Mic. She is the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.