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Bank of Books Author Signing: Karen Moe
April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
Don’t miss Bank of Book’s author signing with Karen Moe on Saturday, April 30 from 1-3pm!
“Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor”
About the Book
Imagine being a carefree, independent young woman enjoying life. Your bold, adventurous spirit pulls you to travel to distant locales. Then out of nowhere, you’re abducted, assaulted, and raped. That is the terror-filled experience that Karen Moe survived almost thirty years ago.
But this is not a crime story. This is not even just a survivor’s tale. Instead, this is a manifesto. In dialogue with other feminists and through case studies from around the world, Moe uses her trauma to shine a light on how not only violence against women, but all exploitation, is a natural result of patriarchal hierarchy. Yes, this is Moe’s story of triumph over violence, but it is also a call-to-action for both men and women.
Moe, not one to shy away from hard truths, uses her attack as a launching pad to examine the ways women are both conditioned to be victims and the excuses society makes for toxic male behavior. The ultimate goal of Victim: a feminist manifesto from a fierce survivor is to provide tools for resistance against a culture of exploitation. “In the end, what I have suffered and survived has given me a gift. Now, resistance, fighting for justice, is what I live for. My life is far bigger than myself.”
About the Author
Karen Moe is a writer, Art Critic, visual and performance artist and feminist activist. She has a degree in Literature and Feminist Theory. All of her work focuses on systemic violence in patriarchy: be it gender, race, the environment or speciesism. Her art criticism has been published internationally in English and Spanish and Karen has exhibited and performed across Canada, in the U.S. and in Mexico. She lives in Mexico City and British Columbia, Canada. Victim: A Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor is her debut book.
She will be donating $1 from the sale of each of the books to: