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White Feminism 

Koa Beck

White feminism is an ideology that seeks individual power over community wellbeing. Join author Koa Beck for a look at the racism embedded in much of the movement's history, and learn how we can all make feminism truly inclusive. 

Please note, Koa Beck will be appearing live via video link. 

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre & Livestreamed |  View Seat Map | Talks & Ideas

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  • Please bring and wear a mask. Patrons are required to wear a mask at all times while inside our foyers and theatres, including during the performance. Children 12 years and under are exempt.
  • As you move around the Opera House, practise physical distancing (1.5 meters whenever possible) and follow the guidance provided by our staff and signage.
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“Mainstream feminism has not evolved beyond an empowering anthem for white women and those aspiring to their privilege"

Koa Beck

How does consumerist liberal feminism leave women behind? 

Modern-day feminism appears harmless, commodified, and obsessed with individual success. Women's empowerment looks like receiving male privileges, which repeats patterns of patriarchy, capitalism and greed. 

Koa Beck, former editor of Jezebel and author of White Feminism, explores gender and race in history to reveal how the fight for equality has shut out Indigenous and transgender women as well as women of colour. 

Join Koa to explore how white feminism maintains white supremacy, classism and transphobia - and how we can push back. This will be a radical, rousing call to enter a new era of the movement. 

Please note, Koa Beck will be appearing live via video link. 

Cheat Sheet: Koa Beck

Former Jezebel editor-in-chief Koa Beck wants to course correct feminism for the new generation. Here's everything you need to know about the All About Women headliner who's trying to upend feminism's status quo.

More about...

Koa Beck is the former editor-in-chief of Jezebel. Previously, she was the executive editor at Vogue. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Observer, The Guardian, and Esquire among others. She has been interviewed by the BBC and has appeared on many panels about gender and identity at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and Columbia Journalism School to name a few. She currently lives in Los Angeles. 

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Venue Information

Our venues are currently operating at reduced capacity (75%) with a minimum of one empty seat between groups along a row.

Tickets for All About Women are being sold in a single seat chequerboard pattern with every other seat remaining vacant. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Please help us to maintain safety by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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