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The fight for feminism

The fight for feminism

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This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital only tickets are available. 

British feminism is in the grip of a bitter civil war. Not for the first time, women who consider themselves feminists cannot agree on a way forward. Factions within feminism are accusing each other of adopting exclusionary, actively harmful, positions. Feminist organisations – from libraries to lobbying groups – are caught in the crossfire, losing not just public support but funding, as corporate partners and major donors run scared from controversy. Meanwhile, the pay gap persists, Covid has hit women hardest economically, and misogynistic violence against women and girls is constant in all parts of the world. At a time when women’s rights across the world are increasingly under threat, why is feminism eating itself alive? What can be done to bring everyone together?

Pre-order Julie Bindel’s book, Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation

editor and invited experts

James Harding
Co-founder and Editor

Julie Bindel
Journalist and feminist campaigner. Author of Feminism for Women

Julie Bindell
Journalist and feminist campaigner. Author of Feminism for Women

Nichi Hodgson
Author, broadcaster and author of The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Austen to Tinder