Feminism Has Failed, not really, however, it will be debated tomorrow night
Posted by Rhiana Whitson on September 21, 2010
Don’t miss this event!
Tomorrow night! 6.30pm!
part of the Wheeler Centre’s Intelligence Squared debate series…
Author of The Feminist Denial Monica Dux, ABC journo Jennifer Byrne, journo Gay Alcorn and a few guys also…
I’ve gotta run, however, here’s what the Wheeler Centre has to say about tomorrow nights event…
After generations of effort, women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic labour. Women are under-represented in the senior ranks of politics, business and the professions.
Women continue to be denied equal pay for equal work.
Perhaps more troubling still is the fact that the basic structures of power and influence bear the cultural marks of masculinity. In all significant ways, it remains a man’s world.
However, it could be argued that If feminism has failed, then it is because it has failed to mobilise women and that female acquiescence rather than male determination has preserved the status quo.
Or should feminists be celebrating a deeper victory in which a new generation of young men and women take equality for granted thanks to feminists who ushered in a deeper concern for justice – irrespective of gender?
Want more info? Check our Clem’s great interview with Monica Dux and Zora Simic posted here on TDC way back in 2008…
Tomorrow night 6.30 – 8.30pm
Melbourne Town Hall
90-120 Swanston Street
Tix are $20 full and $12 conc.
and are available online