Is the Internet Good for Feminism? w/ Caroline Criado-Perez, Shoshana Devora, Polly Davis & Debra Ferreday
Is the Internet Good for Feminism?
Saturday 20th Feb, 12noon - 1.15pm
The Music Room, The Storey
Any routine trawl of online comment forums will showcase the pervasiveness of modern misogyny, yet the internet has brought with it many sites of resistance alongside objectification. Is the internet erasing the milestones of feminism? Or are online forums, blogs and social networking sites facilitating new gains?
Speakers include Caroline Criado-Perez, Debra Ferreday, Shoshana Devora and Polly Davis
Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and feminist campaigner. She writes across the major national media, most regularly for the New Statesman and The Guardian, and regularly appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator. She has a degree in English from the University of Oxford, and is completing an MSc in Gender at LSE. In 2013 Caroline was the recipient of the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named one the Guardian’s People of the Year. Her book, Do It Like A Woman…and change the world, was published in May 2015.
Shoshana Devora is the social media editor for The F-Word, an online magazine dedicated to talking about and sharing ideas on contemporary UK feminism. Shoshana has a personal blog, mymotherfullfamily.wordpress.com, where she writes about growing up with lesbian mothers, and has also written for The Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, and Jewish News on issues relating to gender and sexuality.
Polly Davis served as Chair of Lancaster University Feminist Society for two years. She identifies as an ecofeminist and has a background in activism. Polly is a final year undergraduate studying Linguistics.
Debra Ferreday is a feminist cultural theorist with strong research interests in gender, feminist theory, sexuality, critical race theory, queer theory and embodiment. Her research engages with embodied and social aspects of new media and digital cultures, celebrity culture, media and violence, fan studies, sexuality studies and mad studies.
Presented as part of Festival of Questions [2.2.16-20.2.16]
This panel discussion is part of Day of Questions #2.
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Presented by Lancaster Arts in partnership with Modern Culture, & Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Lancaster University