Women and Media Geena Davis | Solo Talk
Geena Davis has a rare insight into Hollywood and the global film industry – and she knows how far we still need to travel before girls can see the variety of women they want to become in the films they watch, the shows they stream and the media they absorb every day. How does film and TV culture reproduce gender stereotypes? And how can we change the industry so that it reflects and celebrates real women and girls?
Why Are You Not A Feminist? Backstage Q&A with Jessa Crispin
Jessa Crispin is the founder and editor of online literary magazines Bookslut (2012-2016) and Spolia (2015-present). She is also the author of The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries – an exploration of herself and other historical figures who have travelled in search of new beginnings.
Nasty Women: Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Van Badham, Lindy West | Panel
What is it about women with opinions, or aspirations to power, that brings out the worst in our culture? Whether we are called ‘nasty women’, ‘frightbats’ or ‘hysterical’ – take your pick – these are labels that are deployed to try to put women in their place. But what happens when women stop being afraid, and ‘nasty woman’ becomes a badge of honour?