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International Women's Day - Bad Feminist Readings

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Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM (EST)

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Women’s eNews and belly laughs at a special Women’s History Month Bad Feminist Reading. Join us to listen to six readers lampoon bad advice to women from across the years and around the world at our downtown Manhattan HQ.

The readings will be followed by celebratory refreshments.


Meral AgishMeral Agish
Meral grew up in Queens and has been championing women's rights since she got in a fist fight with a rude classmate in the sixth grade. She now works as a nonprofit fundraiser and event planner for groups like the Drug Policy Alliance and Sandy Storyline, and spends the rest of her time tinkering with oral history projects and audio documentary work. 

Katie Halper

Katie Halper

Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comedian, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. She performs around the country, has appeared on MSNBC, RT, Current TV and her writing appears in Jezebel, The Nation, Feministing, Huffington Post, Alternet and more. 

Lauren KelleyLauren Kelley
Lauren is originally from Dallas, Texas, but she now lives in Brooklyn, where she serves as managing editor of RH Reality Check. Previously she was gender and activism editor at AlterNet and staff writer at Philanthropy News Digest. She is probably taller than you.

Alana Miller

Alana Miller

Alana hails from Northern California where she was trained in the dark arts of feminism at a tiny all-women's college. She currently organizes papers in the basements of some of the city's finest museums as an archivist. She just watched "Con Air" for the first time and thinks it had the perfect amount of explosions.


Maya Valladares

Maya Valladares

Maya is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator. Her artwork strives to be cooperative, merging traditional textile and stitching techniques (aka "women's work") with participatory practices. Her graduate research focused on the anthropology of the indi-craft movement in NY.




Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson

Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. Her words and works have been featured in GOOD Magazine, CBS News, Alternet, GRIT TV, In These Times, Forbes.com, Rookie Magazine, Ms.,  The Washington Post, CSPAN, NBC Today Show, Fox.com, and more. She is a contributor to Women of Spirit and Faith's 2011 anthologies Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power, Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill.

Bad Feminist Readings

The Bad Feminist Readings is a feminist reading of not-so-feminist titles from our personal paperback collections. With titles like How to Make Yourself More Interesting to your Husband and Corporate Gamesmenship for Women, these books offer opportunities into how to turn really bad advice into good advice. NYC feminists will take the stage to talk about their reaction to the books and to read highlights of their favorite titles to the audience. Come out to laugh about how far we've come and think a little more about how far we still have to go.

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Women's eNews HQ
6 Barclay Street
6th Floor
New York, NY NY10007

Friday, March 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM (EST)

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