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THE AMAZON XOCIETY


Power Dynamics Study Group

(Amazon Study Group)

Focus: EMPOWERING WOMEN

This project group focuses on the study of the power dynamics that are at work in our society and their effects on women individually and collectively. We will analyze how power is made manifest in our society through discussion, film, books, and attending special presentations.


TOPICS FOR ANALYSIS INCLUDE:


Acquisition of power
Disemination of power
Power-sharing dynamics
Power as a function of patriarchy
Power concepts and control issues within personal relationships
Power in the media
Power in the law
Power of History
Power dynamics of internalized sexism
Power of internalized oppression
Redefining partnership
Power within a global context
Corporate power
Visioning Women's power
Silent power
Cultivating power in our lives
Power plays in different contexts



We will look at media manipulations, and ways that power is routinely taken from us, and how we routinely give up our power. Combination of a discussion, movie, book group, and social group.


For more info, you may contact us at Xociety@yahoo.com - please place "Power Dynamics" in the subject field.

We look forward to working with you.

Meetings are held: First Meeting Date Pending Responses


SAMPLE OF MATERIALS WE'LL BE USING:


BOOKS:
Blinded by the Right
Real Marjority, Media Minority
Woman's Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chesler
At Women's Expense: State Power and the Politics of Fetal Rights
9 Secrets of Women Who Get Everything They Want
(So many more to list)



FILMS:
Amazons
Anne of Green Gables
A Handmaid's Tale
Bend It Like Beckham
Imitation of Life
The Magdaline Sisters
The Matrix
Pinkie
Stepford Wives (original and new)
Working Girl