Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
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Important note for returning attendees
Due to the limited space at the Retreat, and our conviction that this event provides life-sustaining support for those who attend, MASGD has decided to prioritize newcomers during the first phase of registration.
All who wish to attend — whether new or returning — should register as soon as possible. Those who have attended the Retreat before will be placed on a waitlist and have their spaces confirmed after March 31, 2014.
The organizers of the retreat are committed to creating a space that is safe and healthy for all participants, while welcoming a beautifully diverse community that includes a range of ages, genders, sexual orientations, sexual practices, abilities, races, ethnic identities, nationalities, political affiliations and religious/spiritual practices.
With that in mind, we ask participants to come to the retreat open to making new connections and questioning their own assumptions. However, we also recognize that it is important to respect boundaries that may be due to religious beliefs or trauma. For some, these include boundaries around sharing space and/or physical contact. If any participant needs a same-gender roommate or other accommodation in order to feel safe and respected at the retreat, we will do our best to accommodate those needs.
Registration & Accommodation Options
Rates below are for on-site accommodations for 3 nights, all meals for the weekend, snacks and registration. Accommodations are in dormitory-style rooms. Single bathrooms are available on each floor. All floors are mixed gender.
Single Room: $425 per person
Room with 1 single bed (limited number available)
Couples (Double Room): $730 per couple
Room with 2 single beds (retreat center does not have double beds)
Shared Room: $365 per person
Room containing 2, 3, or 4 single beds.
The commuter option is ideal for people who live near the retreat center or who would prefer to make their own accommodations. All rates below include meals for the weekend, snacks and registration.
- Full Weekend Commuter registration: $225 per person
Friday, May 23 - Monday, May 26, 2014
- One-Day Commuter registration: $115 per person
Saturday, May 24 OR Sunday, May 25
Must pay in full upon registration.
- Pay in full upon registration OR use our payment plan (except One-Day Commuters):
- Non-refundable deposit: $125 due upon registration or by March 16, 2014
- 1st Payment: Due April 4, 2014
- Final Payment: Due May 3, 2014
- Payment plan information.
Hotel reservations must be made on your own. Travel arrangements to the retreat center must be made on your own. Click here for a list of nearby hotels. Detailed directions to the retreat center will be sent after you register.
PAYMENT PLAN AND CANCELLATION POLICY
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