Lady Parts

Some might say that feminism is dead, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual lecture series, Feminism & Co., says otherwise. The semi-regular examinations of art, culture, sex and politics delve into issues relating to women and gender using film, creative performances, discussions and more.

This season, Feminism & Co. is tackling an array of topics, starting with tonight's kick-off session, Toys & Tupperware. It's a look at the history and sociology of women's home-based businesses, starting with those ’70s-era Tupperware parties and continuing through today's trends -- including the adult sex-toy parties (think Passion Parties) that have taken the candle/jewelry/Tupperware home-parties concept to a whole new level. This round of Feminism & Co. will feature Passion Party consultant Kirstin McKay, Tupperware lady Joannie Flynn and sociologists Susan Williams and Michelle Bemiller.

Other Feminism & Co. topics this season include horses, crafts and music. The reception starts at 6 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30; admission is $12 for members, $17 for the general public, and season passes are a mere $40. (And guys aren’t left out in the cold: They drink for free at Feminism & Co. programs.) The MCA is at 1485 Delgany Street; call 303-298-7554 or visit
Thu., April 7, 6 p.m., 2011

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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