BRC Book Group Discussion, January 18
Thanks to Kathleen Steele for hosting the January book group discussion at her centrally located Downtown Bellevue office, 10500 NE 8th St, Suite 1600. Please mark Wednesday, January 18, on your new 2017 calendars. A nonfiction book is our next selection: “Misogyny: The World’s Oldest Prejudice,” by Jack Holland. Past President Katherine HIGHLY recommended this book, and all in attendance at our recent book discussion agreed. And so it will be!
If you have an EVEN numbered birth year, please bring a bottle of wine to share.
If you (your partner) plan on participating, please RSVP to Margaret Doman.
“In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: How do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world’s population by the other half, throughout history? The result takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through centuries, continents and civilizations as it looks at both historical and contemporary attitudes to women. Encompassing the Church, witch hunts, sexual theory, Nazism, and pro-life campaigners, we arrive at today’s developing world, where women are increasingly and disproportionately at risk because of radicalized religious belief, famine, war, and disease. Well-informed and researched, highly readable and thought-provoking, this is no outmoded feminist polemic; it’s a refreshingly straightforward investigation into an ancient, pervasive, and enduring injustice. It deals with the fundamentals of human existence — sex, love, violence — that have shaped the lives of humans throughout history. The answer? It’s time to recognize that the treatment of women amounts to nothing less than an abuse of human rights on an unthinkable scale. A Brief History of Misogyny is an important and timely book that will make a long-lasting contribution to the efforts to improve those rights throughout the world.”