Clementine Ford and Laurie Penny in conversation
Thursday 8th November 18:30 at London - Piccadilly
Two of the leading voices in contemporary feminist literature and activism, Clementine Ford and Laurie Penny, will be joining us for a discussion of their latest books, feminism in the aftermath of #MeToo, and what the rise of populism and the far right mean for this movement.
Clementine Ford's debut Fight Like A Girl has already taken the world by storm. A mixture of memoir, investigative journalism, and opinion makes for an excitingly fearless manifesto on the importance of continual fury at the state of women's rights, particularly in the aftermath of #MeToo and Harvey Weinstein. Ford 'insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight', demanding we all do better in challenging the patriarchal status quo.
Laurie Penny is known for her radical yet empathetic journalism on topics from digital culture to transgender rights, and the endless gender war. Her latest collection of essays, Bitch Doctrine was longlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018 and continues on this theme, provoking unashamed conversation surrounding Donald Trump, as well as further debate on current popular culture. Penny offers 'a raw, bright, urgent voice', daring and necessary to equip her readers with the rhetorical tools for change.
Both Clementine and Laurie write for a brighter future amidst continuing social issues, and patriarchal structures; join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening of discussion.
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