// Are you ready to join the club?
From the names of our collections, our empowering labels or the anti-casting, we've had one mission from the start; empowering all of us to embrace our individuality through storytelling. What more natural than to have our very own book(ish) club?
Why ish? Because the club is for those who love reading, but also those who don't. If you love learning new things, this club is for you. You can join us whether you manage to finish the month's reading or not. You are also more than welcome to join us only for the monthly meeting and share your opinion on the topic (or just listen to that of others). The book(ish) club is all about creating connection and conversation on the topics that matter to us.
🇫🇷 Le book(ish) club n'est pour l'instant disponible qu'en Anglais mais vous êtes toujours invité à nous joindre si cela ne vous dérange pas !
🌍 The book(ish) club is currently only available in English but you're welcome to join wherever you're from!
// Here is how it works
1. The sign up
Signing up will give you access to the Club's newsletter as well as our monthly online meetup.
Signing up is free but we do offer to donate to the Sekool Foundation to help them run their education programs. More information at the bottom of the page.
2. You recommend the books
Each month, we set a theme inspired by one of the underarguments' topic.
You can suggest books for any theme you like. See upcoming topics below.
At the end of each month, you are invited to vote for your favourite book.
3. What's better than 1 book?
On the 1st of each month, we reveal the 3 most voted for books so you can purchase the book of your choice.
We want to give ourselves more than 1 perspective so instead of all reading the same book, you can choose one of the 3.
4. Time to chat
We meet online every last Wednesday of the month for about 90 minutes. You are invited to join us in the conversation whether or not you have read one of the books.
We summarise their content before diving into an open chat about personal experiences with members and special guests.
As a new initiative that we want community-led, we welcome any feedback you may have to make the club better for all!
// The Membership
// What we are currently reading
Inspired by no.03 For love // Against oblivious
Discussion point: Boys will be outstanding men if both men and women challenge patriarchal and normative models. Yes, but how?
26th May at 7pm (UK time)
A definition of feminism for the 21st century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Focusing on discrimination and institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers understand the masked realities of sexual politics.
Grayson Perry has been thinking about masculinity - what it is, how it operates. In this funny and necessary book, he turns round to look at men with a clear eye and ask, what sort of men would make the world a better place, for everyone?
This is a new kind of education, educations as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.
// Upcoming Themes
Get your membership You'll be able to vote for your favourite books for next month's theme and join our conversations. We look forward to having you with us!
Inspired by the themes? Join us!
You'll be able to vote for your favourite books for next month's theme and join our conversations. We look forward to having you with us!
See All Themes & Suggest Books All our underarguments will turn into book club themes, eventually. There are more themes in preparation, you can find them and suggest books on the link below.
Have books to suggest for other themes?
All our underarguments will turn into book club themes, eventually. There are more themes in preparation, you can find them and suggest books on the link below.
// An initiative that gives both ways
You might already know about Sekool, our factory's foundation in Madagascar. They run educational programs aiming to fill the knowledge gap that prevents some of the local impoverished children from integrating the public school system.
To run, the school needs to fund approximately £135 per kid per year. Covid-19 made it difficult for the school to continue running with a full staff and obtain funding, which means some children are currently unable to attend.
Every little help so we wanted to contribute to raising awareness and funds for them through the book club. You can select your donation amount when signing up for your membership. Of course, you can also become a member for free without donating!
Every donator will be given a discount to shop on the underargument:
If you would like to donate directly to Sekool, please head to their site (site in French).
Donations Collected: £165