“What is Feminism For?”
Kat Banyard, author of “The Equality Illusion” will be appearing at the annual Women’s Word Festival at Lucy Cavendish College on Monday 14 June (6.30pm-7.30pm).
In her new and ground breaking book, The Equality Illusion, Kat Banyard sets out the major issues for 21st-century feminism, from the growing power of the sex industry, and the myths and taboos which still surround rape and domestic violence, to the widening pay gap.
Forty years after the Equal Pay Act, women are paid on average nearly 25% less per hour than men, and 30,000 of us are sacked every year simply for being pregnant. Women make up only 12% of FTSE directors, and remain firmly in the minority in parliament and in the legal profession.
Meanwhile, women’s bodies are objectified like never before in magazines, online and in lap dancing clubs.
At “What is feminism for?” Kat Banyard will discuss the timely and important resurgence of the feminist movement currently being spearheaded by young and politically active women in 21st-century Britain.
Tickets for the event are £6. To book a place, please go to
www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk and follow the links to the Women’s Word online
01223 764020 / 339243