7.07.2005

Men Need Not Apply

Last night, I went to a women-only open mike event at Makor. (It wasn't sponsored by Makor, it was just at Makor.) I'm glad I went. It was nice. Some performers were better than others, but overall, it was very chill and fun. Among other things, I learned that Esther is a toilet (really). Also, I had never been to Makor and I was suitably impressed with the building.

I mostly went because it was an all women's event. I somehow felt that I was missing that, not having really been part of any "women's thing" since finishing up my last Women's Studies class in January 2003. (I just recently discovered that the Committee on Women's Studies is now called the Committee on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. I wonder if that name change would make me more or less likely to drop that part of my degree at certain Shabbos tables? But that's another issue entirely.) Ironically enough, I work in an office with all women, so I'm not sure what I thought I was missing.

Alright. It seems that it is past midnight, and my brain is grinding to a halt in protest. I shall go to bed and continue thinking/writing about gender-segregated gatherings and environments another time.

2 comments:

Esther said...

Hey! You were there? Were you one of the people who said hi? If not, why didn'tcha?

Thanks for coming...I'm doing an article about it, so if you want to be interviewed, let me know...

ALG said...

Yeah, I didn't say hi at the end. It was late and I wanted to go home. I think it might even have been raining. You were a rock star and I was a mere peanut-gallery-sitter. I'll e-mail you. I could maybe be interviewed. Not sure I'd have anything interesting to say.