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Soraya Chemaly and Laura Bates: Feminism in Trump's America

Part of 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.

The event is chaired by writer, film-maker and broadcaster Bidisha.

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.

Bidisha is a British writer, film-maker and broadcaster for BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 News and Sky News and is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London, is based on this work. Bidisha is the chair of judges for the 2018 Forward Prizes for poetry and has directed her first short film, An Impossible Poison.

Dates & times

27 Oct 2018
Approximate run time: 135 mins
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    • Sat 27 October 2018

where

Purcell Room

Pricing

£15
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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£15

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Age recommendation
For ages 14+.

Multi-buy discount
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