The Woman Question

Presented with Strand Bookstore


From the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, scholars, doctors, religious leaders, and politicians were vexed by the “The Woman Question.”  Inspired by the democratic revolutions of the late eighteenth century, fueled by market capitalism, and later fostered by the reform efforts of the Victorian bourgeoisie, the woman question actually posed the inquiry: What are women good for?

Please join us for a much needed discussion on the history of women’s suffrage in America. Let’s look squarely at the achievements of the past generations without shying away from the explicit racism and classism imbedded within the movement. Let’s learn from their successes and their failures, too. And, finally, let’s gather together and consider the psychic and social ramifications of being a question.




Location: Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Rare Book Room at Strand Bookstore boasts an elegant venue, the walls lined with leather-bound treasures from a book hand printed in 1480 to a limited edition Ulysses signed by Henri Matisse, the illustrator, and by James Joyce. 


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Jun 2

The Legal Roots of Reproductive Rights and the Birth Of Planned Parenthood

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jun 7

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Taught by Jonathan Alexandratos
7:30 p.m. at Hullabaloo Bookstore

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Jun 16

O'Keeffe's Contemporaries: Four (More) Modern Women

Taught by Jessica Murphy
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Jun 17

Jul 7

Free as Gods: Picasso, Calder and Artists at Home in the Theater

Taught by Charles Riley
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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Jul 16

*Read-In* Meditations

Taught by Michael Prettyman
4 p.m. at Dean Machine

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Jul 19

Jul 28

Women, Design, and Empowerment: I Will What I Want

Taught by Michelle Millar Fisher
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

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