An Intersectional Discussion of Misogyny

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Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

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Hating Girls is a collection of cutting-edge essays addressing the pervasive problem of misogyny from an intersectional framework, particularly focused on identities of gender, race, class, sexuality, and religion. Scholars, activist reformers, and social justice practitioners offer multiple perspectives on the misogyny that dominates our culture, providing both macro-views and case studies in the United States. This interdisciplinary analysis exposes the destructive, oppressive beliefs and practices inherent in our society and offers a progressive, equitable way forward.

Contributors are: Portia Allie-Turco, Mary Sue Barnett, Melissa Brennan, Angela Cowser, Diane Dougherty, Dorislee Gilbert, Kristi Gray, Tammy Hatfield, Sarah E. Johansson, Sandy Phillips Kirkham, Francoise Knox-Kazimierczuk, Debra Meyers, Donna Pollard, Meredith Shockley-Smith, Tara M. Tuttle, Johanna W.H. van Wijk-Bos, and Stephanie A. Welsh.

About the Author


Debra Meyers is a professor at Northern Kentucky University. Meyers has published eight books and dozens of scholarly journal articles and encyclopedia entries. She recently published Crisis and Challenge in the Roman Catholic Church (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).Mary Sue Barnett is a Catholic priest, a hospital chaplain, and president of the Louisville Coalition for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women). She recently published Crisis and Challenge in the Roman Catholic Church (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

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Debra Meyers received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and is a full professor at Northern Kentucky University teaching a variety of courses in gender studies, history, and religious studies. Meyers has published eight books and dozens of scholarly journal articles and encyclopedia. Meyers earned the distinguished Milburn Outstanding Professor award at Northern Kentucky University in 2019 for her distinguished service, exceptional scholarship, and excellence in teaching.

Johanna W.H.van Wijk-Bos is Professor Emerita of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where she served for 40 years as Dora Pierce Professor of Bible and Faculty Liaison for the Women’s Center. She received her PhD in Hebrew Bible in 1976 from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in the Downtown United Presbyterian Church of Rochester, New York in 1977. Van Wijk-Bos is the author of eleven books and many articles.

Dorislee Gilbert is a Kentucky attorney who has spent most of her career serving victims of crime. She is the former Executive Director of the Mary Byron Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing justice to end intimate partner violence. Before that, she was a felony prosecutor for 15 years, where she spent time prosecuting domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse cases.

Mary Sue Barnett is a Catholic woman priest, ordained by the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. She is of the Louisville Coalition for CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) a grassroots nongovernmental organization that seeks to implement the rights and principles of this United Nations women’s treaty on the local level. She ministers as chaplain in a psychiatric hospital. 

Angela Cowser earned her PhD at Vanderbilt University and is currently Associate Dean of Black Church Studies and Doctor of Ministry programs at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky. She previously served as Director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience and Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Chicago, Illinois). She was ordained as a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Minister of Word and Sacrament in 2006.

Kristi Gray is an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisville and has been with that office since June of 2004. She is currently assigned to the Special Victims Unit. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Ohio State University in 1991, and her Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1994. Ms. Gray currently serves as the Sexual Assault Liaison and is the point of contact for Human Trafficking cases within the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

After experiencing clergy sexual abuse at age 16 by her youth pastor and remaining silent for 27 years, Sandy Kirkham now uses her voice to advocate for victims and changes in the church. She works with survivors conducting victim support conferences and she tells her story in her book “Let Me Prey Upon You” 

Francoise Alisha Knox-Kazimierczuk earned her Ph.D. from Miami University and is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati in the College of Allied Health Sciences. She is an experienced clinician with over fifteen years of clinical dietetics experience focusing on chronic disease management. Dr. Knox-Kazimierczuk is trained in mix methods and the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) to address racial health disparities through a critical race theory lens. 

 

 

 

 

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Hating Girls: An Intersectional Survey of Misogyny (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) Cover Image
By Debra Meyers (Editor), Mary Sue Barnett (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781642597745
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Published: Haymarket Books - July 5th, 2022

Hating Girls is a collection of cutting-edge essays addressing the pervasive problem of misogyny from an intersectional framework, particularly focused on identities of gender, race, class, sexuality, and religion.


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Scholars, activist reformers, and social justice practitioners offer multiple perspectives on the misogyny that dominates our culture, providing both macro-views and case studies in the United States.