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#MeToo in the Age of Trump: Is Women’s Liberation Progressing?

6th March 2019 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In person | Virtual event

 #MeToo in the Age of Trump: Is Women’s Liberation Progressing?


Helen Lewis – Associate Editor, New Statesman

Naz Shah MP – Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Ayesha Hazarika – Comedian and former political adviser to Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband

More speakers to be announced…

Arguably, now more than ever, awareness of everyday sexism, generalised misogyny, rape culture, and sexual assault has reached an all-time high. The #MeToo movement has sparked a new wave of feminist activism as the gender pay gap, toxic masculinity and gender stereotypes are held up to increasing scrutiny.

But the White House is now home to a man who admitted and joked about sexual assault prior to being elected, in perhaps the most obvious symptom of a global backlash against social liberalism. Representation of women in the higher echelons of politics, business, the media and the arts is still stubbornly low, whilst the pay gap remains stubbornly high, and Britain’s foremost centre-left Party is yet to elect a woman to the top job.

In the era of #MeToo and Trump, is women’s liberation progressing or regressing? Join us to discuss all this and more.

£12 for subscribers – £16 for non-subscribers

Main Hall. Accessible. Induction loop fitted.

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