Feminist Book Club — Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
Sunday, March 11th 2 – 4pm
Category: Contemporary Feminist Theory
The first pick for Feminist Oasis’ Feminist Book Club is Jessica Valenti’s ‘Sex Object: A Memoir’. Published in 2016, ‘Sex Object: A Memoir’ “explores the toll that sexism takes on women’s lives, from the everyday to the existential. From subway gropings and imposter syndrome to sexual awakenings and motherhood, Sex Object reveals the painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City.” Basically, this book is going to be amazing and you won’t want to miss out on the discussion we’ll have about it on March 11th.
We’ll have light refreshments and talking points to share. This event will be held at a private residence in Portsmouth – you’ll receive the physical address via email prior to the event.
Seats are limited, so RSVP ASAP!
Background on the book and author:
From NPR: Yes, All Men (And Everyone Else) Need To Read ‘Sex Object’
Sex Object won the Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography (2016).
From The Guardian: Sex Object review – Jessica Valenti shares a story women know all too well
More on Jessica Valenti: https://www.jessicavalenti.com/
More about the Feminist Book Club
Feminist Oasis’ Feminist Book Club will hold bi-monthly meetings in various locations across New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. Each book selection will be paired with “secondary materials” – essentially anything that will make the book’s purpose clear for those who are unable to complete it prior to attending a meeting (life doesn’t always make finishing a book a simple task, trust us, we get it). Book selections will be broken into the following categories:
- Contemporary Feminist Theory
- Feminist Classics
- Fiction by WOC (Women of Color)