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What is the most important issue facing feminism today?

Conway Hall

Thursday, 4 April 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

What is the most important issue facing feminism today?

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A New Statesman Centenary Debate in association with Conway Hall

What is the most important issue facing feminism today?

British women have made incredible progress in the last 100 years, from getting the vote to passing the Equal Pay Act. So what’s next?
Join the New Statesman’s crack squad of feminist bloggers to discuss the question. Should we be campaigning against Page 3 but ignoring internet porn? Is feminism dominated by one particular
type of voice? And do we worry too much about women at the top and not enough about those at the bottom?

Speakers:

Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman and a blogger for their website, where regular subjects include video games, online sexism and the media. She tweets (too much) @helenlewis

Laurie Penny is an NS columnist and contributing editor and author of Meat Market and Discordia, co-authored with illustrator Molly Crabapple. She tweets @pennyred

Bim Adewunmi writes regularly for the NS and the Guardian, specialising in feminism, popular culture and race, and at her own blog Yoruba Girl Dancing. She tweets @bimadew

Juliet Jacques writes regularly on gender, literature and football, and wrote an acclaimed series for the Guardian about gender reassignment. She tweets @julietjacques

VJD Smith is better known as “Glosswitch”, and once described herself as “a humourless feminist in mummy-blogger clothing”. She tweets @glosswitch

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett and Holly Baxter together run the Vagenda magazine, an online publication full of sharp, funny writing by young feminists. They are also writing a book together, when they’re not tweeting @vagendamagazine

Chaired by Caroline Crampton, web editor, New Statesman

After a panel discussion, there will be a Q&A session with the audience. This event is run by the New Statesman, as part of its 2013 centenary celebrations, in association with Conway Hall.

Tickets £5
Doors open 6.30pm

If you would like any further information please contact: events@newstatesman.co.uk 


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Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL

United Kingdom

Thursday, 4 April 2013 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)


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Conway Hall

Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life.

Conway Hall opened in 1929, is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, which was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 - 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine.

The Society began as a dissident congregation in 1787 in rebellion against the doctrine of eternal hell. By 1793 it had its first premises in Bishopsgate. In 1817 William Johnson Fox became minister of the congregation which in 1824 built a new chapel in South Place (in the City of London). This the Society occupied for 102 years and the name was long commemorated in the title of the Society, although it left South Place in 1926.

Conway Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.

Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series (now Conway Hall Sunday Concerts) - are the longest-running of their kind in Europe. The ethos of "affordable classical music for all" still remains.

Our Library holds the Ethical Society's collection, which is the largest and most comprehensive Humanist Research resource of its kind in the United Kingdom, and is also home to the historical archives of the Ethical Society and the National Secular Society.

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