Screwnomics is the unspoken but widely applied economic theory that women should always work for less, or better, for free. Rickey Gard Diamond's new book about the ways the economy works against women and real ways to make lasting change is comprehensive, but accessible, and even fun. Join Rickey at Phoenix for a discussion of her new book, Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The personal is not only political, it's also economic and sexual: as a society, we're encouraged to view economics as objective science far removed from us--when in reality it has concrete and far-reaching effects on our everyday lives. In Screwnomics, Rickey Gard Diamond shares personal stories, cartoons, and easy-to-understand economic definitions in her quest to explain the unspoken assumptions of 300 years of EconoMansplaining--the economic theory that women should always work for less, or better for free. It unpacks economic definitions, turns a men-only history on its head, and highlights female experiences and solutions. encouraging female readers to think about their own economic memoir and confront our system's hyper-masculine identity. In the past fifty years, the US has witnessed a major shift in economic theory, and yet few women can identify or talk about its influence in their own lives. Accessible and inspiring, Screwnomics offers female readers hope for a better, more inclusive future--and the tools to make that hope a reality.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rickey Gard Diamond began writing in the midst of big political change and growing American differences. In 1985, she became founding editor of Vermont Woman, where she continues today as a contributing editor. She taught writing and literature, feminist and media studies at Vermont College of Norwich University for over 20 years, while publishing articles and short fiction. In 1999, Calyx Books published her novel, Second Sight, which was reissued by HarperCollins in 2000. Her short fiction, published in literary journals, was recently issued as a collection titled Whole Worlds Could Pass Away. She was awarded a Hedgebrook fellowship in 2014 to create a book on economics that she envisioned would include cartoons and be readable and even humorous.
DATE: Thursday, May 10th at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Rutland
ADMISSION: Free and open to all. We'll be accepting donations to NewStory Center, which works to end the cycle of violence through support, education, prevention, and collaboration with all the people and communities of Rutland County.