Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance

at the University of North Texas

Non-Profit, Non-Partisan, PRO-CHOICE

We meet every Monday at 6PM in Terrill Hall rm 120!

TOMORROW

Tomorrow is our Spirituality and Feminism event from 7-9 in Terrill 120! 

Tomorrow we will also be holding elections at 6 in the same room!

Tomorrow will be awesome!

Girls on Film: Faux Feminism in 'Sucker Punch'

womenaresociety:

Empowerment is the act of giving power and authority — the right to control, command and determine. In the realm of women’s issues, empowerment is the persuasive force reminding women of their strength and potential. Empowered women exercise authority, and when they face a troubling, misogynistic world, empowered women fight back.

The women of Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch’ are not empowered.

Though they are given vicious snarls, swords and guns, the leading ladies of Snyder’s latest are nothing more than cinematic figures of enslavement given only the most minimal fight. Their rebellion is one of imaginative whimsy in a heavily misogynistic world that is barely questioned or truly challenged. Instead of empowering their female brethren, the women of ‘Sucker Punch’ work as warriors protecting the male gaze and male authority. 

Click on above link to read full article.

Have any of y’all seen Sucker Punch? How did you feel about it? Empowering or Sexist? Reply in our ask box!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! 

(Source: zoubaneh)

Week of April 4, 2011

Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, tonight we’re going to be talking about Take Back the Night and its history. We’re also working on a zine for girls that discuss relationships and reproductive rights during the meeting.

The meeting for the 11th is canceled due to Take Back the Night occurring during the meeting time.

Upcoming events to look out for:

April 6th Glad voices the SGA for the homecoming bill: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121307251280778&index=1

April 8th all day is DIY Day: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199120396788611&index=1

April 8th at 1 is a lecture on How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196747367023243

April 9th is Rally Against the Wars at Home and Abroad: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172065739510853

Make sure to go check out all of these events, and we’ll see you at the meeting tonight!

Week of 3/28


Today’s topic will be Women in Herstory, we will be discussing:

Media
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/issues/stereotyping/women_and_girls/

Art
http://www.guerrillagirls.com/

Literature
http://bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu/wstudies/literature.html

Women of Color
http://goarticles.com/article/Famous-Women-Of-Color/2524427/

Feminists
http://www.univer.omsk.su/gender/famous_fem.html

Politics
http://prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_burdens_of_female_politicians

So come to the meeting ready to discuss and engage!



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If you are unable to make it to this meeting and are interested in our upcoming events we have on today’s agenda:

Today 3/28:
The UNT NORML chapter will be meeting to discuss their endorsements for the SGA’s Student Body President and Vice President in
Chem 106 @ 5
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156235764437004

Tuesday 3/29:
Diane Wilson: An Unreasonable Woman’s Fight for Peace, Social Justice, and the Environment.
7:00 pm Golden Eagle Suite University Union
Free Admission
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186501028060239

Wednesday 3/30:
Fem Flicks will be showing “License to Thrive: Title IX at 35” in the Chilton Media Library from 5-6:30
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112995698780784

We will be tabling against Fake Clinics and CPC.

The ISO will have their weekly meeting in the Language Building room 114 at 7 

Thursday 3/31:
Ntozake Shange will be speaking and reading some of her work at TWU. $5 for general public.
http://twulibraryinformationbulletin.blogspot.com/2011/03/renowned-author-ntozake-shange-to.html

UNT Art History Society will be having a meeting on Frida Kahlo in Business 166

Friday 4/1:
Fake Clinic Awareness day!

UT will be hosting a conference from the 1-2 of April called the Feminist Action Project
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195050657187725

North Texas March to Defend Public Education will be in Dallas from 5-7 in the afternoon
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=211229135557703

Friday 4/8:
We will be meeting at our spot by the Lang building (across from Big Mike’s) to pick up for adopt a block at 3 in the afternoon.

Friday 4/15:
We are co-sponsoring the Lethal Injustice: CEDP Denton Tour Stop
Environmental Science Building 125 
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201551293195941





See you tonight in Terrill 120 at 6!
-Jamie

We’ve got a lot going on!

Tonight

  • Fem Flicks: chilton media library @5

Friday

  • PAP RALLY: Friday afternoon we will gather at 2233 Alamo Place to gear up for Saturday’s WALK FOR CHOICE in Dallas. We will be making signs, banners, etc., Facebook event page

Saturday

  • WALK FOR CHOICE: meet at 2233 Alamo Place Saturday morning to carpool down to Dallas. Facebook event page
  • BURLESQUIN’ OUR WAY TO D.C.: Burlesque show benefiting our trip to the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference. Facebook event page

Fem Flicks TONIGHT

Meeting Tomorrow!

6:00 PM

Terrill 120 

:D

officer retreating

it’s going well, get pumped for a good semester!