I do so hope that this photo --or one like it--was not the first thing that popped into your head when you received your invitation email to the "feminist discussion group". If it was, then yes--they are a good looking group of gals-- but no, probably not exactly what we will be going for. That being said, I should mention that Google found this image to be very pertinent to the search for "feminist". Whether or not this is a good thing could very well be a topic of conversation at one of our sessions. I kid, of course, but WHO knows. I'm hoping that our conversations touch on even more ridiculous things than that. Feminist issues are all around us. Might as well talk about them all.
In all seriousness, however, I welcome you to THE BLOG! Hopefully, you all received the first email that was sent out this weekend, but if for some reason you didn't (some of the emails apparently ended up being labeled as spam, and were never read...I don't know what the deal is). If that is the case, and you would like to know what it said, feel free to look at the post above entitled, "Email No. 1". It's a good read...
As for the purpose of this blog, I would like to make it an open forum where we can talk about anything. Of course, because it is a feminist discussion group, it would probably be preferred that we talk about feminist issues, though--as it has already been determined above--feminist issues surround us, and most everything has a feminist interpretation.
In all likelihood, it will be a place to reflect on the articles that we read for both the group sessions as well as the supplementary readings that anyone is invited to post. Articles that agree with, contrast, or relate in some way to articles that have already been incorporated in the sessions. The posts can be as casual or as formal as you want. You are even invited to use like a journal.
And that about wraps it up. Again, I will remind you that our first session will be this Saturday, March 9th at 7pm at Derek's apartment. See you there!