Our selection of talks, panels and debates from across the years
16 Feb 2018
Shrill: Lindy West - 2017
What happens to a loud woman with big opinions in a culture where women are expected to be small, quiet and compliant? Lindy West, a writer and commentator known for her strong but humorous opinions, explores just what it means to live as a loud woman.
Frightbat, Hyterical, Nasty. Take your pick, these are all labels that are used to put women in their place. Why is it that women with opinions and aspirations to power bring out the worst in our culture? Yasmin Abdel-Magied, Van Badham and Lindy west what happens when women stop being afraid and a term like “nasty woman” becomes a badge of honour.
The stereotype for feminists is that they are sad people that are angry at the world. But what if you can be an upbeat, happy feminist? Mallory Ortberg is just that, and she’s here to share with you just how she does it.
Jessa Crispin will not call herself a feminist. Why? Because she thinks contemporary feminism has grown so tame, cowardly and irrelevant that it is barely making changes to the status quo. This is a call to arms for us to move beyond pleasing everyone and getting everyone on our side, and to start moving to make actual change.