Being a good/bad feminist | Table Talk

Start date

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017, 12:30

End date

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017, 13:30

Mandeville T5-101, Woudestein campus

Although for years feminism was something you might not want to be associated with, it is now widely embraced by many girls and women. However embracing this movement brings a lot of complex questions into life. What does it mean to be a feminist? Can men be feminists? When do you have the right to call yourself one? What consequences does it have for your private and professional life? And how can one cope with inconsistencies in personal experiences or preferences?

These questions are directly related to the third feminist wave which is currently taking place, a movement that is less focused on general rights and more on the individual aspects of what it is to be a feminist. Some even claim we are already living in fourth-wave feminism, a wave that has its (younger) basis online. We can almost say feminism is fashionable. Think of Emma Watson, Beyoncé or Lena Dunham. But what are the consequences for feminism? Is it helping or harming the cause?

Come and talk about your experiences and sources of inspiration. Also, let’s not make feminism a female matter, men are very welcome to participate and share their perspectives too.

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Table Talk

Do you feel the need to just talk freely with other students about recent developments, interesting topics or current events? To share thoughts and views with others from different disciplines and background? Starting Wednesday the 1st of November Studium Generale will offer the possibility to talk, discuss and listen with fellow students on a regular basis.

Every session, our discussion will be centered on a central theme and some reading or viewing material will be provided. Not to worry, you do not need to have deep knowledge of the topic or see this as some extra homework assignment. It is meant as a casual but in-depth exploration of the topic, ourselves and the people around us. Just read, talk and/or listen.

The talks will be in English and moderated by Camie Karstanje, programme manager science of Studium Generale and herself a recent graduate (2015).