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WICT UK: Why the World Needs More Difficult Women – with Helen Lewis
February 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT
Why the world needs more difficult women with Helen Lewis
In partnership with Broadminded, WICT UK is delighted to offer an inspirational webinar with Helen Lewis, a staff writer for the Atlantic, and a former deputy editor of the New Statesman. Helen has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, New York Times and Vogue.
Well-behaved women don’t make history: difficult women do. Feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Helen Lewis argues that too many of these pioneers have been forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It’s time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women.
On Monday 22rd February, 19:30-20:30 Helen joins us to talk about her career in journalism as well as the unvarnished – and unfinished – history of women’s rights, as revealed in her Sunday Times bestseller, Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.