Society

Butler Feminist Society (FemSoc)

Who are we?

Butler FemSoc is  a safe space where ALL feminists of ALL genders, races and sexualities can come to discuss feminism and other relevant issues with friendly, likeminded people! We are a group committed to intersectionality and diversity which is reflected in the different topics we discuss each week. We are all constantly learning from each other by sharing our experiences, opinions and resource recommendations so please don’t feel intimidated. Josephine Butler herself was a feminist and social reformer so why not follow in her footsteps and come along and join us!?

Freshers Fair: https://durhamuniversity.sharepoint.com/:li:/t/ButlerGetInvolved/E_MNQM84ld9OmH8z836fntoB1xpbfGSlNU4YbHb6XSkK7Q?e=hqp9lh

What do we do?

We currently meet on a Monday 7-8pm in the JCR lounge for a peaceful discussion or debate on a specific topic.

Previous meetings have included:

  • Feminists and film
  • “I’m a feminist but…” – inspired by the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist
  • Male involvement in feminism 
  • Discussion of different women’s experiences across the world
  • Watching Louis Theroux documentary Selling Sex 
  • Craftivism
  • LGBT+ awareness and inclusion of trans women in feminism
  • Consent 
  • This Girl Can

Social Media

Facebook: ButlerFemSoc

We post all about our upcoming meetings and campaigns on this page so make sure you join! There are also polls and it is a great place to ask questions.

Instagram: @butlerfemsoc

Posts about our meetings, sharing useful instagram accounts and feminist resources. Look out for recommendations and interesting posts from our members!

Linktree: butlerfemsoc

A site with a load of useful links. Reviews of books, TV, film, podcasts and more from our pres and other members. Causes that you can help support simply by educating yourself, donating or sharing. All our social media links in one place. 

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events.

Society Contacts

Tabitha Hempshall
tabitha.hempshall@durham.ac.uk