Thursday Agenda

(a highly subjective listing of what’s cool on campus intended for those unable to make such judgments)

“Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World” 4 P.M., 13 Carpenter–Muslim states tend to oppress women; PC-types and academics have been loathe to admit it, but that’s changing. Jan Goodwin, author of Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World (at Amazon) speaks on the effect of Islamic extremism on women. As Kirkus describes it, “Goodwin focuses on the vast majority of Muslim women, who–willingly or not–are lowering the veil over their faces and lives.” Needless to say, this should be a welcome change from all the Muslim apologists who’ve been so vocal of late.

Though much of her analysis of economic relations is simple, Goodwin’s 1998 piece on Afghan women living under the Taliban’s rule is a good read.

“Yom Yom,” (film) 7 P.M., Loew Auditorium–Oddly enough, a French comedy about life in Israel. The Hop’s write-up is comically useless (e.g., “Moshe must finally confront some realities about himself and his future.”), but this may be worth seeing ($5 Dartmouth students, $6 gen. admission).

“Reflections on Current Developments in India” 7:30 P.M., 217 Dartmouth–Urvashi Butalia, author of Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India speaks.

“Eleanor Frost Play Festival” 8 P.M., Warner Theater (Hop)–Three student-written plays are performed. Hillary Miller ’02, writer of “Bizarre Kitchen Scenes,” probably thought we wouldn’t list this because of our personal thoughts about her well-known awfulness in all respects of which we’re aware and the tedium that most of her Ekwilist endeavours ensuingly engender in us; she would be right, but for that Liam Kuhn ’02–an altogether much more agreeable personage– has an entry as well (“Absolving Buckner”). Also, “Fool’s Gold” by Meghan Fitzgerald ’02 ($1.50 Dartmouth students, $3 general admission).