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Feminist author featured at Kansas NOW event

February 14, 2012

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Feminist writer Amanda Marcotte will be featured during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread.

The event is free but contributions are encouraged to support the work of the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Marcotte has written two books, “It’s A Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments” and “Get Opinionated: A Progressive’s Guide to Finding Your Voice.”

She also blogs at Pandagon, Slate’s Double X, and RH Reality Check.

Following the panel discussion, Marcotte will have a book signing.

Comments

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 2 months ago

Dear Kat, I remember some time ago asking its_just_math (under whatever incarnation he was in at the time) how he ever expected to truly discuss things with people and "change hearts and minds", given that he couldn't write two sentences without tossing off an insult. He replied that he didn't want to have serious discussions with people nor was he really interested in changing minds. I realized something at that point: math, bornagainamerican, phoenixman and other "right wing" men on this board could really care less about what you, I or anyone else think. It's a big boys club to them; a place to meet and and give wedgies to who they see as the weaker boys and tie knots in the girls braids (and maybe feel up a boob or two). Their posts are one big "circle j...", well you get the point, as they try to out do and impress each other. They speak pompously in platitudes and sound bites from Fox News about "Responsibility" without ever taking any themselves or even really knowing what "responsibility" really is. And they all envy the one guy who managed to wiggle his way into getting his wife to support him. Seriously, Kat, don't bother. To quote my dad, "Feed the monkey, watch him sh..." Well, once more, you get the point.

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psycho_theclown 2 years, 2 months ago

This is all good and a big "Thank you" goes out to her husband for letting her attend this event.

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Armstrong 2 years, 2 months ago

Ok Bea, Grammdy and Cait. Here is what I just don't understand. On the one hand we are supposed to support the lowest common denominator of people because they are too lame to get off their butts and fend for themselves, otherwise the right are "haters, hate mongers, nazi's..... Per your own posts just now and I copy / paste from this award winning site

cait48(anonymous)replies…

Wait. Didn't God do that deliberately when he kicked Adam and Eve out of Eden? Give them control of their lives? Isn't there a doctrine of "self determination" in the Bible? And does this mean ministers can now whip people to the altar?

grammaddy(anonymous) says…

Right. God just hates it when people take control of their own lives.

beatrice(anonymous)replies…

My how women who think for themselves must scare you. Satanic even? Oh my that is funny . So independence is only good when its about women? The right leaning posters seem to talk a great deal about self support and taking responsibility for yourself while taking lots of $^% for it. Please explain

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Brady Swenson 2 years, 2 months ago

I once again made the mistake of reading the comment section of an LJ World article. More power to you, beatrice, for engaging the ignorance and bigotry here, but I wouldn't expect much from your efforts.

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veggiegirl 2 years, 2 months ago

written completely devoid of irony.

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its_just_math 2 years, 2 months ago

http://deltabravo.net/custody/tenmyths.php

Sorta on par with the abortion dogma the left beats like a drum. Feminists-------chiefly militant feminists, imho, practice a form of thuggery. My sister and I were talking the other day. She is a beautician and says all of her younger male clientele---or nearly all of them---don't have nor do they want a "steady girlfriend" due to the way in which young women conduct themselves----the main complaint is that they are so selfish. They claim, she says, to be more into outdoor activities, sports, hunting, hanging with their guy friends and just being themselves.

Thanks alot feminists for 40 years of "education".

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its_just_math 2 years, 2 months ago

"The event is free but contributions are encouraged to support the work of the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women."

lol!

Hey, count me in and I'm bringing my checkbook...................not!

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voevoda 2 years, 2 months ago

Feminism liberates men, too. The postings above demostrate clearly that it's still very much needed.

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Gotland 2 years, 2 months ago

“Feminist”? Isn’t that just a fancy word for “sassy”.

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beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

Feminism is the radical concept that women are people. Period.

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Cait McKnelly 2 years, 2 months ago

Feminism is "sexism" the way Sam Brownback is a "Christian".

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grammaddy 2 years, 2 months ago

Right. God just hates it when people take control of their own lives.

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dah 2 years, 2 months ago

that's a heck of a thing to bring into a christian church. feminism is a strike against christ & his faith. feminism is satanic & wants to usurp a woman's role. no wonder there is so much confusion. women have become masculine, alone, lesbian, confused, not wanting a man & his role, no family life, etc. because of this blatant attack on them. i urge people to boycott that event. see www.henrymakow.com

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UltimateGrownup 2 years, 2 months ago

As a reminder, feminism is one of two possible kinds of sexism. In posting this article, the LJ World is signaling its support for sexism. This is repulsive.

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