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“You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?” The pictures and the radio air date.

Find the pictures individually online here. All photos were taken by Bob Howard. The program will be aired this Friday evening at 7pm on WFSU 88.9 FM.



Village Square wades into contentious political debate about women

long-way-logo-pinkDuring the 2012 presidential election cycle, candidates fell all over themselves to earn the women’s vote. There was talk about “The War on Women” and “binders of women” as we jumped back headlong into a national debate about abortion rights, equal pay for women and even birth control.

For many women, it seemed like re-litigating the last 50 years.

But author Suzanne Venker answered all the campaign talk about the “War on Women” with an op-ed titled “The War on Men.” She immediately found herself swept up in a firestorm like nothing she’d experienced. Americans clearly don’t see eye-to-eye on this topic. Read all »



Tick tock. Today is the last day before “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: The Politics of the Feminine” prices go up. Got til midnight…

long-way-logo-pinkGet more information about our panel, the menu and make your reservation today by clicking here. Where else can you find a conversation featuring anti-feminist activist Phyllis Schlafly’s niece and a President and CEO of Planned Parenthood? And civil discourse, possibly even a bit of laughter? Yep, nowhere.



Press Release: Village Square hosts forum on recent controversies in women’s issues

For Immediate Release January 8, 2013

VILLAGE SQUARE HOSTS FORUM ON RECENT CONTROVERSIES IN WOMEN’S ISSUES
Conservative author Suzanne Venker joins diverse panel of women leaders

(TALLAHASSEE, FL) – January 8, 2013 – During the 2012 presidential election cycle, candidates fell all over themselves to earn the women’s vote. There was talk about “The War on Women” and “binders of women,” as we jumped back headlong into a national debate about abortion rights, equal pay for women and even birth control. Nearly 100 years since women gained the right to vote and 50 since the feminist movement of the 1960s, it seems that Americans are still deeply divided on this issue.

Conservative author Suzanne Venker answered all the campaign talk about the “War on Women” with an op-ed for Fox News titled “The War on Men.” She immediately found herself swept up in a firestorm like nothing she’d experienced. She became the subject of satire on The Colbert Report and made a visit to the women of The View to explain herself. Read all »



2 weeks! Dinner at the Square: “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby?”

Screen shot 2012-12-28 at 10.09.46 PMAnyone who hangs out with us when we’re choosing a panel knows that we think hard (obsess really) about choosing just the right panel. That’s a tall order since the Village Square mission requires us to have divergent opinions represented – at the same time as we sincerely hope to have a cordial, constructive and enjoyable conversation – possibly even real bonding and understanding? You should know we’re very excited about this panel, which has about as much divergence as any panel we’ve ever assembled and three women we really, sincerely like.

Staci Fox is the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Florida, possibly the epicenter of the political tug-of-war on women’s issues today. Joining Staci is Rosalind Fuse-Hall of Florida A & M University who has spent a career first at North Carolina Central University and then at FAMU around girls becoming young women. And – finally – Suzanne Venker, author of “The Flipside of Feminism” (which she co-authored with her aunt Phyllis Schlafly) who begs to differ with the conventional liberal political wisdom about a “war on women” and instead thinks there may even be a “war on men.” We’ll also be joined by Oasis Center for Women & Girls who will fill us in on where we stand in Tallahassee on these issues. We think the conversation will be riveting and unexpected and we think women are just the ones capable of having it. We hope you’ll join us. Get more information and make your reservation here.