On February 8, Professor and Chair Susan Douglas delivered the keynote address to kick off the Penn Consortium of Undergraduate Women’s annual Women’s Week at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Women’s Week theme this year was “Celebrating Herstory,” and Professor Douglas’s address was one of a variety of events included in the week. Other Women’s Week events included discussion panels, performances by the Penn Monologues and the Vagina Monologues, and speeches addressing issues related to women’s health as well as women’s rights.
According to an article on The Daily Pennsylvanian’s website, Professor Douglas’s speech centered on “the myths of feminist equality.” One of the reasons the group chose her to speak was, as the event chair explained, because “I grew tired of seeing the attitude of ‘I’m not a feminist, but …’ and Douglas addresses this issue in her work.”
The full recap of Professor Douglas’s keynote address can be viewed here.