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FFSFFSFFS Tue 29-Sep-20 08:56:47

They popped up on the Mermaid Twitter feed as donating proceeds to Mermaids. Oh that's interesting I thought. I assume that means that they are of the TWAW ilk and was wondering how that actually flowed through to book choices etc.

It does sound like a lovely local group and I am sure it is a friendly group who have interesting debates. But I did raise an eyebrow at their photo. Can you spot who it talking and who is smiling and listening?

www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/reading-room/for-readers/2020-reading-groups-introducing-the-cardiff-feminist-book-club

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DancelikeEmmaGoldman Tue 29-Sep-20 09:01:10

By the looks on their faces, they’re hoping for a snack break soon so they can offer him a biscuit or two ...

Oxyiz Tue 29-Sep-20 09:01:38

That did make me properly laugh - one of the most accidentally mansplaining pictures you could find. (But I agree it looks like a great group.)

CaraDuneRedux Tue 29-Sep-20 09:04:37

That photo is hilarious!

(Charitably, it may well be that they got a local author in to talk about race, perhaps, in the wake of BLM, and just thought it was a really nice pic - but in the context of a feminist reading group... Oops, the optics!)

FFSFFSFFS Tue 29-Sep-20 09:21:50

"Right ladies. So let me tell you about how to do feminism right. If you wouldn't mind taking the notes."

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CaraDuneRedux Tue 29-Sep-20 10:27:06

www.theonion.com/man-finally-put-in-charge-of-struggling-feminist-moveme-1819569515

Helmetbymidnight Tue 29-Sep-20 10:30:02

thats too funny!

they couldn't find any other photo or they genuinely thought that was the photo that best represented a feminist book club?

dearie me lib fems.

OhFuckingFuck Tue 29-Sep-20 10:30:59

I can’t believe they chose to use that photo 😂

SirVixofVixHall Tue 29-Sep-20 11:37:50

On that page “Women are definitely the gender most affected by Covid” ..

badtime Tue 29-Sep-20 11:47:54

Are you all assuming that bearded person's gender?

(something something bandwidth)

Angryresister Tue 29-Sep-20 15:06:59

At least it isn’t called a women’s book group!

neversayalways Tue 29-Sep-20 15:11:22

I'm presuming the man is an author, so they chose the photo to show they get authors in.

Oh but hang on they say they read books by women, so that doesn't work.

Who is that bloke then?!

LemonSqueezy0 Tue 29-Sep-20 21:50:27

I clicked on this with glee, thinking it was saying one was starting.... How disappointing!

CopsCantCatchCriminals Tue 29-Sep-20 22:38:22

They do look like a smashing group.

EarthSight Tue 29-Sep-20 22:48:27

Angryresister

At least it isn’t called a women’s book group!

I know! As opposed to 'Uterus Havers Book Group'!

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