The Feminist Fight Club at CSU is inspired by the book, Feminist Fight Club, by Jessica Bennett. The book is an accessible, research-based starting place that provides shared language and shared resources for identifying and responding to subtle sexism.
Colorado State University is the first institution of higher education to officially bring Feminist Fight Club to campus.
Our purpose is best captured by the statement members initially developed when launching the FFC at CSU.
For intersectional resources and “fight move” tip sheets related to the Feminist Fight Club at CSU, click here.
Purpose: The Feminist Fight Club at CSU
The Feminist Fight Club at Colorado State University provides an inclusive space for community, growth, learning, and support for all members. We seek to develop our skills in identifying and addressing problematic behaviors that disadvantage women and other marginalized groups in the workplace by building upon the research and strategies presented in the book, Feminist Fight Club. We also focus on holding ourselves accountable to one another as we model and practice behaviors that foster a campus culture and climate that supports the success of all students and employees. To this end, we commit to support one another through honest reflection, courageous dialogue, and collective action.
In January 2019, we launched FFC:MASC, an additional space for those with privileged identities to discuss and practice strategies related to Masculinities, Allyship, Socialization, and Culture.
For more information or to join, contact Cori Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Building on CSU’s Principles of Community
The collaboration between Colorado State University and Feminist Fight Club aims to provide faculty, staff, and students with shared language, strategies, and resources that support the personal, professional, and academic success of all members of our campus community. Through meetings, workshops, presentations, and continued engagement with the book, the Feminist Fight Club at CSU will provide suggestions for concrete actions that reflect our Principles of Community of Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice. Specific calls to action include:
- Elevating interests, concerns, and voices of those from underrepresented groups
- Being an upstander by interrupting problematic behaviors and implementing more inclusive practices
- Supporting the recruitment, retention, development, and success of members from historically marginalized groups
- Building relationships of trust, respect, dialogue, cooperation, and solidarity to work together across differences
Look How Far We’ve Come! Watch the FFC@CSU Address
FFC@CSU and Why We Need to Do Things Differently – October 14, 2019
What good is talking about culture change if the culture doesn’t actually change? Our effort has significantly grown and expanded in just two years since we officially launched the Feminist Fight Club at Colorado State University. As with most bold experiments that utilize imperfect tools, the FFC@CSU encountered challenges and learned many lessons along the way. But it’s been worth it. Moving forward, we can still do things differently.
Copies of the book are available with a discount at the CSU Bookstore.
Don’t have a copy of the book yet? Download the FFC at CSU Discussion Guide to get started.
Make sure your fight moves are INCLUSIVE and INTERSECTIONAL!
Use the Intersectionality & Inclusivity Supplemental Guide
to inform how you engage with the book and practice fight moves.