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Created on 2010-02-12 04:45:13 (#477859), last updated 2010-05-10 (385 weeks ago)

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Name:The Feminist Fifty
Membership:Open
Posting Access:All Members
Community description:Reading and reviewing feminist and women-positive books
This is a community like the LJ comms [community profile] 50books_poc and [profile] queerlit50, the goal of which is to encourage people to read feminist and women-positive books. We are very open-ended here about what "counts," and how you can participate in the community. There are no official rules about which books qualify for discussion on this community, or for the 50 books challenge if you choose to take it. Use your own definition of what counts as a feminist work--whether it's fiction with a feminist angle or strong female characters, feminist theory, women's rights, reproductive rights, international human rights with a focus on women, LGBT rights, woman-positive art or poetry, etc etc. You set your own reading goals, and use this community to discuss what you read, look for recommendations, and get support.

Ways to participate include:

1. Setting a personal challenge and letting us know how you progress. This might be the formal "fifty books in a year" style challenge, or it might just be fifty books with no set time frame, or it might be ten books or a hundred. You can even expand your challenge to include listening to appropriate podcasts or magazines.

2. Informal book discussion. Start a discussion about a feminist/woman-friendly book you just read, or one of your old favorites. Feel free to provide criticism, as long as it's hate-speech free and respectful of community members.

3. Provide recommendations. We love book recommendations, whether they're obviously feminist or a little tangential. For example, you might list some sci fi books you love with a strong woman character, books related to racism that focus on WOC, or your favorite female poets.

4. Participate in challenges or games. From time to time, if we get enough members for it to be feasible, we'll have some little challenges or games related to feminist reading.

Participation is always welcome! A more extensive FAQ and rules post are to follow, but for now just follow basic etiquette guidelines: be respectful of others, don't use hate speech, put long posts and images behind a cut, provide trigger warnings where appropriate, and don't post things that are entirely irrelevant to the community. (If there's doubt, ask!)

You can contact the mod, [personal profile] viklikesfic, with any questions, concerns, or suggestions. This is a new community and I'm always open to ideas!
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