Sex Wars at Baird Tavern
Warwick, NY (WHS) – To celebrate Women’s History Month the Warwick Historical Society will be hosting a reading & discussion group featuring the novel Sex Wars by Marge Piercy. The group will meet on Thursdays at Baird’s Tavern beginning Thursday, March 1 at 7pm.
The novel takes place in the last decades of the 20th century, as men and women of from many walks of life struggle with the newfound prominence of women in society.
Publisher Harper Collins describes Sex Wars: ” Post–Civil War New York City is the battleground of the American dream. In this era of free love, emerging rights of women, and brutal sexual repression, Freydeh, a spirited young Jewish immigrant, toils at different jobs to earn passage to America for her family. Learning that her younger sister is adrift somewhere in the city, she begins a determined search that carries her from tenement to brothel to prison—as her story interweaves with those of some of the epoch’s most notorious figures: Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Susan B. Anthony; sexual freedom activist Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president; and Anthony Comstock, founder of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, whose censorship laws are still on the books.”
A limited number of books will be available through the Society. You can also purchase the books at Ye Olde Warwick Book Shop, mention the Society to receive a 15% discount on the book.