Roxane Gay & Christina Hoff Sommers

A Converstaion About Feminism

This Is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism.
A Converstation About Feminism

Roxane Gay & Christina Hoff Sommers

This Is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism.

#FEMINIST

What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’?

Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic. This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’?

Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic. This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

The Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

The Factual Feminist

Christina Hoff Sommers

Sommers' positions have been characterised as "equity feminism", a libertarian feminist perspective which suggests that the main political role of feminism is to ensure the right against coercive interference is not infringed, arguing that modern feminist thought often contains an "irrational hostility to men".

This Is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds

This Is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay (professor, cultural critic, author/novelist, blogger) and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers (professor, philosopher, author, vlogger) as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism in #FEMINIST, coming to Sydney, Melbourne & Auckland in March 2019. Together, Gay and Sommers will discuss intersectionality, gender roles and the division of domestic labour, the gender pay gap, violence against women, #MeToo, feminist representation in media and popular culture, political correctness.

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