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Counterpublic Collective presents “Femmes Fatale & Rending Gender”

The Counterpublic Collective present:

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 7:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: NYU Steinhardt School, Room 420 East (239 Greene Street btwn W 4th & Washington Place)

READINGS: Joan Nestle and Barbara Cruikshank’s “Ill Be the Girl: Generations of Fem” from Femme: Feminists, Lesbians & Bad Girls and Biddy Martin’s “Sexuality Without GEnders and Other Queer Utopias.” Visit to access (you must be a member of the Collective’s Google Group to view)

SUMMARY WORKSHEET: Online soon, please check back!

Join the Counterpublic Collective, a peer-led queer theory workgroup, for a discussion of gender identity in the context of queer sexuality.What is the difference between a woman and a femme? How do feminist politics intersect with femme identities? How do you perform femininity? Can we envision a sexuality without genders?

Kyla Bender-Bairdauthor of forthcoming Transgender Employment Experiences: Gendered Perceptions and the Law (SUNY PRESS)
Research and Programs Manager, National Council for Research on Women

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