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Who Broke Feminism? A Talk by Emma Rees

Is feminism broken? And how might we mend it? The term itself has an image problem at a time when the idea is needed more than ever. Why do people denounce the word while swearing by the very same phrases that so often follow the claim: ‘I’m not a feminist, but…?’

In anticipation of her new book, and on the back of her successful ‘Vulvanomics’ speaking tour, Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies has a new talk. This talk shatters some of the myths about feminism and answers the crucial question: ‘Why “feminism” and not “equality”?’

Professor Rees explores how women are systematically exploited and abused, from Kensington to Kigali, because they are women. She discusses ideas of ‘choice feminism’ and ‘feminism lite’, and considers the feminist continuum, demonstrating how the ‘personal’ is, in fact, decidedly ‘political’.

45-minute talk, followed by opportunity for audience questions.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door.
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