The Zeitgeist Series: Rage, Rape and Revolution description
With the ubiquity of sexual harassment and gendered assault gaining a new prominence in the #MeToo era, women dared to hope that a new age was dawning. That perpetrators might be held accountable for the crimes they commit, the pain they cause and the careers or lives they destroy. But has anything really changed?
Feminist thinkers Sohaila Abdulali, Soraya Chemaly, Lucia Osborne-Crowley and Clare Wright discuss the resilience of patriarchy and the fiery debates within feminism on how best to bring it down.
Chair: Sisonke Msimang
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Sohaila Abdulali most recent book is What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape. Now based in New York, she was born in Bombay.
Soraya Chemaly is a writer, activist and Director of the New York-based Women’s Media Center Speech Project. She is the author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger.
Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a writer, journalist, and researcher in constitutional and human rights law. Her first book, I Choose Elena, based on her celebrated Meanjin essay, will be published in 2019.
Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian and author. Her book,The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize and her most recent book is You Daughters of Freedom, about the Australian suffragette movement.
Sisonke Msimang was born in exile to South African parents and raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada before studying in the US. Her family returned to South Africa after the abolition of apartheid and she now lives in Perth, Australia. Always Another Country is her first book
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