“All my life when I’ve tried to talk to men about sexism, my main obstacle has been trying to convince them, quite simply, that it exists,” Chavisa Woods writes at the outset of her new book, 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism (Seven Stories Press). One of the disheartening things about the era we live in is that, even as women are bravely uncovering and going public with their personal stories of oppression, many of the men on the planet remain blissfully disingenuous about gender inequities. With her forthright, stark style, Woods reveals and examines the abuse she and so many other women have endured, which she will amplify further in a discussion with incisive queercore icon/poet Michelle Tea.
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz; Wed., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.; free. (323) 660-1175, skylightbooks.com.