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Sex Talks: Who Broke Feminism? With Prof. Emma Rees

Sex Talks is an event series that runs on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Kino from 7:30pm. Admission is donate-on-the-door but as this is a fundraiser for Choice Support - mcch we kindly ask that you donate to support the event and the charities amazing cause.

In September we're starting our 'Back to School' series and we're over the moon to welcome back Professor Emma Rees. In anticipation of her new book, and on the back of her successful
‘Vulvanomics’ speaking tour (where she came to Bristol for Sex Talks), Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, has a new talk:

‘Who broke feminism?’

Is feminism broken? And how might we mend it? The term itself has an image problem at a time when the idea is needed more than ever. Why do people denounce the word while swearing by the very same phrases that so often follow the claim: ‘I’m not a feminist, but...’? This talk shatters some of the myths about feminism and answers the crucial question: ‘Why “feminism” and not “equality”?’
Professor Rees explores how women are systematically exploited and abused, from Kensington to Kigali, because they are women. She discusses ideas of ‘choice feminism’, and ‘feminism lite’, and considers the feminist continuum, demonstrating how the ‘personal’ is, in fact, decidedly ‘political’. This is an at times humorous talk with a serious message. It’s about the virtues of feminist anger; of acknowledging economic and cultural privilege; and of thinking globally, acting locally, and agitating politically.

SEX TALKS was founded with a core mission, vision and values at heart. To bring you INCLUSIVE, EDUCATIONAL and importantly, EMPOWERING talks, discussions, workshops and interactive sessions about sex, sexual wellbeing, identity, preference, lifestyle, culture and SO MUCH MORE.

Our core values are so IMPORTANT to us that we want to share them with you. They'll be proudly displayed at each event, will shape and mould the events we produce, they'll steer our future plans and importantly guide us on EACH and EVERY decision we make, no matter how teeny weeny.

EVERYONE is WELCOME to SEX TALKS - We invite everybody to LISTEN, LEARN, DISCOVER and THRIVE - and most importantly to have fab time, surrounded by new friends.

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Earlier Event: September 2
Life Drawing