Read Like a Feminist Bookclub is back in December with 'Fight Like a Girl' by Clementine Ford!

Brought to you by the folks at Feminartsy, this monthly book club will bring like minded readers together at Smiths’ Alternative each month to discuss a different book with the help of a panel discussion. 

Grab the book, grab a coffee and meet fellow book nerds all while feeling the warm glow of supporting women writers and their awesome words. 


THE BOOK: Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

(Description from Allen & Unwin)

“Online sensation, fearless feminist heroine and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford is a beacon of hope and inspiration to thousands of Australian women and girls. Her incendiary debut Fight Like A Girl is an essential manifesto for feminists new, old and soon-to-be, and exposes just how unequal the world continues to be for women. Crucially, it is a call to arms for all women to rediscover the fury that has been suppressed by a society that still considers feminism a threat.

Fight Like A Girl will make you laugh, cry and scream. But above all it will make you demand and fight for a world in which women have real equality and not merely the illusion of it."

We recommend supporting Canberra’s independent booksellers, and grabbing a copy of ‘Fight Like a Girl' from Muse Canberra or Paperchain Bookstore Manuka. 

A copy will also be available to read at Smith’s - we'll post when it's there on this page.


Each month, Read Like a Feminist will feature your regular hosts, Zoya Patel and Yen Eriksen, as well as a special guest speaker. 

ZOYA PATEL is the editor and founder of Feminartsy. She writes fiction and non-fiction, reads voraciously, and loves nothing more than waxing lyrical about her favourite books. 

YEN ERIKSEN is an advocate, writer and radio producer. They are experienced in LGBTIQ advocacy and community development and are a loud and proud champion for intersectional feminism. 

Our December guest speaker will be the wonderful:

Helen Keane is a teacher and researcher in the School of Sociology, Australian National University. She has been teaching gender studies and feminist theory for (too) many years but remains inspired by the diversity and creativity of feminist practice.
Her main research focus is on social and cultural aspects of drug and alcohol use, and she recently published a co-authored book on contemporary discourses of addiction. 

COST: gold coin donation (funds will support purchasing a copy of the next month’s book to keep at Smiths, so those who don’t have the spare pennies for their own copy can still read and join in. Any leftover funds will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation).

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