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IAP 2012 Activities by Category

Women's Issues

Women@MIT: Feminism 101
Heidy Gonzalez
Tue Jan 17, 12-01:30pm, 3-310 (Cheney Room)

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 16-Jan-2012
Limited to 20 participants.
Single session event

Got questions? We have lots of answers.

What is feminism? What does a feminist look like? Are there different types of feminisms? What does it mean to be a feminist? What do feminists do exactly? Do they wear lipstick? Do they shave? Can you be a feminist and want to be married with kids? Has anyone ever called you a feminist in a derogatory tone? Are you a closeted feminist?

Please join us for a presentation by WGS Program Coordinator Heidy González and real discussion about feminism. Free feminist goodies and lunch to all attendees.

Please RSVP here: http://studentlife.mit.edu/women/events/IAPsignup
Web: http://studentlife.mit.edu/women/events/iap
Contact: Alicia Erwin, W20-549, 253-5369, aeerwin@mit.edu
Sponsor: Student Activities Office
Cosponsor: Women's and Gender Studies

non-book club - book club (n-bc-bc)
Laura Schmitz, Kelley Marie Adams, Duane De Four
Tue Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, 07-09:00pm, 5-232

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

Like Book Clubs? But hate the time commitment? This non-book club-book club is easy and painless. N-bc-bc will meet one night a week during IAP and will discuss topics related to different kinds of gender issues in today’s world. Each week a discussion will be sparked by short articles, book excerpts or movie clips.

View or download n-bc-bc materials at: web.mit.edu/end_violence/

Refreshments Provided!

Discussion Topics:
January 10: “You Are Not Going Out Dressed Like That!”: Dressing “Sexy”

January 17: “Oh, It Was Nothing!”: Why Taking Credit Is a Gendered Phenomenon TED Talk by Sheryl Sanderg, COO of Facebook: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

January 24: Gender, Language + Power: The Historical {R}Evolution of Words and Their Meanings

January 31: "Can’t You Take a Joke?": Humor, Gender and Violence
Web: http://web.mit.edu/end_violence/bookclub.html
Contact: Laura Schmitz, W11-011, (617) 253-0108, lschmitz@mit.edu
Sponsor: Women's and Gender Studies
Cosponsor: Technology and Culture Forum

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