Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates: Feminism in Trump’s America
27th October 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
BSL Interpreted Event
BSL Interpreters: Vicki Lamb and Sharan Thind
Part of Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival
Get angry at a discussion between US and UK feminist activists Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates on the power of rage in the fight against misogyny.
The two influential feminists discuss the idea that, contrary to the barrage of self-help rhetoric about ‘letting go’, rage is one of the most important resources that women have – and they reveal how women can go about owning that rage.
Chemaly’s book Rage Becomes Her is a conversation-shifting book analysing female anger as it relates to topics like self-worth, objectification and silence. The writer illuminates how and why we repress our anger, revealing the harm that this causes, and helps us recognise the liberating power of marshalling our anger as a vital tool for positive change.
Chemaly is a prolific writer and cultural critic, nationally recognised as a feminist thinker, speaker, and activist.
As director of the Women’s Media Center and board member of Emerge America, Chemaly is involved in national and international campaigns, and her work on online harassment and misogyny has contributed to a coordinated global movement to address the effects of sexism.
Bates is the founder of the award-winning Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality, and writes for publications including The Guardian, The Independent and TIME.
Bates’ first book, Everyday Sexism, won and was shortlisted for several awards. Her book Misogynation: The True Scale of Sexism came out earlier this year.
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