San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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?
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.
Doors open 6.30pm
When & Where
Conway Hall is the landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life.
Conway Hall 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.
Conway Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classical music, 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.
Conway Hall reserves the right to change the programme and personnel of its events without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.