Book club #2
This edition of the Book Club is now over, but feel free to check out the reading suggestions!
We invite you to participate in the current edition of the Book Club.
Nullipares, directed by Claire Legendre (FR)
Nullipares is a collective of ten testimonies from women who have not given birth.
“I am forty years old and I will not have children. I’ve been saying this since childhood, but today people believe me. (…) Whether by choice, by chance, by solitude, by constraint or by fatality, it is up to them to say it; often the frontier is thin, each story is intimate and unique. »
Source : Claire Legendre, avant-propos, Nullipares
Normal people by Sally Rooney (ANG)
The novel is about the complex friendship and relationship between two teenagers, Connell and Marianne, who both attend the same secondary school and, later, the same university. Connell is a popular, handsome and highly intelligent secondary school student who life is intertwined with unpopular, intimidating yet equally intelligent Marianne, whose mother employs his mother as a cleaner. Marianne blossoms at university, becoming pretty and popular, while Connell struggles for the first time in his life to fit in properly. The pair weave in and out of each other’s lives across their university years, developing an intense bond that brings to light the traumas and insecurities that make them both who they are.
Source : JCCFQ et Wikipedia
Guilty feminist by Deborah Frances-White (ANG)
Deborah Frances-White described herself as a ‘guilty feminist’ for the first time in 2015. «My goals were noble but my concerns were trivial. I desperately wanted to close the pay gap, but I also wanted to look good sitting down naked.»
From inclusion to the secret autonomy in rom-coms, from effective activism to what poker can tell us about power structures, Deborah explores what it means to be a twenty-first-century feminist, and encourages us to make the world better for everyone.
We highly recommend listening to the audiobook, as the delivery is hilarious (the author is also a comedian), and the book includes many interviews with other inspiring feminists, as well as excerpts from the Guilty feminist podcast
Source : Deborah Frances-White, JCCFQ
La vingt by Audrey Beaulé (FR)
« La Vingt is the inner journey of a young woman in her twenties who is swallowed up by her horizons, by the possible choices, when everything escapes her. By letting herself be carried away by her carpooling habits on the Trans-Canada Highway, a dream about the beginning of her adult life is initiated. This learning story offers a reflection on family, friendship, sexual orientation, the exodus to big cities, the notion of success and mental health at university. Audrey Beaulé’s comic book is a hymn to living the way we hear it, accepting our own geography and uncertainties. » 🙂
Source : Audrey Beaulé
Entre filles by Sarah-Maude Beauchesne – OHdio (FR)
« Entre filles is a safe place to discuss girls’ issues, with no taboos or wrong answers. Although our chats are primarily aimed at young women, they are also dedicated to anyone who identifies or is a little, a lot, or passionately interested in the female gender. Sarah-Maude Beauchesne is an author and screenwriter, and super-sensitive”.
In this podcast, inspirational women discuss in an authentic way different subjects that affect us all, such as loneliness, ambition, heartbreak and sexual pleasure.
Source : OHdio
Les Charlottes – Élise Jetté, Sandrine Champigny et Stéphanie Robi – CISM
« The feminist show that doesn’t make you feel bad about wearing a brassiere. Three beautiful feminists tell you about their menstruation, Malaysian anecdotes, inspiring women and their passion for cheese. Three women who don’t have anything to do with each other, but in the end, have all the makings of Neapolitan ice cream. They are just like you and they approach all the subjects that concern women without taboos. »
Les Charlottes will celebrate their 500th episode on Thursday, September 24, 2020 and their 10th anniversary on the air.»