Join Nation Books author Jill Filipovic at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA on Monday, May 22 to discuss her book The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness.
What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity.
In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achievement for women has only gotten higher. Never before have women at every economic level had to work so much (whether it's to be an accomplished white-collar employee or just make ends meet). Never before have the standards of feminine perfection been so high. And never before have the requirements for being a "good mother" been so extreme. If our laws and policies made women's happiness and fulfillment a goal in and of itself, Filipovic contends, many of our country's most contentious political issues — from reproductive rights to equal pay to welfare spending — would be swiftly resolved.
||May 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM
||May 23, 2017
||Third Place Books Lake Forest Park
17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155