Who Broke Feminism (The Obligation of Privilege) is a talk by Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Chester, being held at the Attic at the Railway Inn on February 4th. Professor Rees' talk will look at some of the modern conflicts surrounding feminism and the feminist movement. The talk precedes the release of her newest book, 'That is a Feminist Issue' that will be released later in 2018.
Who Broke Feminism explores what Rees calls feminism's current image problem and people distancing themselves from the movement at a time that Rees says it is needed more than ever. She will answer frequently bandied around questions like the difference between 'equality' and 'feminism' and why exactly feminism is needed today when so many people think society has progressed past it.
Rees' talk has a fair share of humour, but it's also filled with action and anger, and advice for how people can turn local action into global change. As a Professor of Literary and Gender Studies, Rees has studied issues in feminism extensively. As well as her upcoming book, she has published numerous other books, chapters and articles on the feminist movement and issues affecting women both today and throughout history.
The 45 minute talk will be held at 7:30pm on Sunday February 4th at the Attic at the Railway Inn. Tickets are £8 if purchased in advance and can be purchased online from the Railway Inn website. Tickets purchased at the door are £10. After the talk there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience. This event is restricted to 18s and over.
The Railway Inn, not to be confused with the pub in Botley, is located at 3 St Paul's Hill in Winchester. It's approximately 12 miles from Southampton City Centre and around 22 minutes by car. For more information about Emma Rees and about her upcoming and past publications, visit her profile on the University of Chester website.
Emma Rees has previously tour globally with her talk Vulvanomics: How we Talk About Vaginas.