// 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. Launching a book club feels like a natural progression!

🇫🇷 Le Book 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 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. A panel of 3 members, each representing one of the books, introduces the session in which we explore the angles developed in the books and 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

Conditions:

  • Buy your own book each month
Included:
  • Access to The Book Club's newsletter
  • Access to the monthly online meetup
  • Access to vote for the books we read
  • Access to submit book suggestions
  • Possibility to join the reading panel at our monthly meetups
Plus:
  • You can make a donation to the Sekool Foundation whilst signing up. Every donation offers a discount on your next the underargument order (see below for more information)

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// What we are currently reading

January's Theme:

Inspired by no.02 For identity // Against stereotypes

Discussion point: What does diversity actually mean and in what way does its representation matter?

I know my own mind. I am able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. These self-perceptions are challenged by leading psychologists Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald as they explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.

Matthew Syed's phenomenal bestseller will change the way you think about success - forever. Rebel Ideas examines the power of 'cognitive diversity' - the ability to think differently about the world around us. It explains how to harness our unique perspectives, pool our collective intelligence and tackle the greatest challenges of our age - from climate change to terrorism.

A groundbreaking collection of first-person writing on the joys and challenges of the modern disability experience: Disability Visibility brings together the voices of activists, authors, lawyers, politicians, artists, and everyday people whose daily lives are, in the words of playwright Neil Marcus, “an art… an ingenious way to live.”

// Upcoming Themes

February's Theme:

Inspired by no.05 For loving // Against conforming

Discussion point: From relationship preferences to kinky sex through asexuality and everything in between... Why so much stigma on intimacy and how does fighting it benefit us all?

March's Theme:

Inspired by no.04 For sexy // Against sexism

Discussion point: What can we learn from notable women about overcoming sexism on their way to success whilst owning their individual definitions of sensuality, sexuality and femininity?

March's Theme:

Inspired by no.04 For sexy // Against sexism

Discussion point: Is aiming for perfection necessary for self-improvement or is it the enemy of self-development?

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!

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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.

See All Themes & Suggest Books

// 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:

  • Donations up to £10 will receive 5% off their next order
  • Donations from £10 to £20 will receive 10% off their next order
  • Donations above £30 will receive 15% off their next order
If you would like to donate directly to Sekool, please head to their site (site in French).

Donations Collected: £95

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