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Roxane Gay & Christina Hoff Sommers One Show in Auckland

Roxane Gay & Christina Hoff Sommers
One Show in Auckland

Wednesday 27th March, 2019 | Victory Convention Centre, Auckland
Brought to you by 95bFM & The Spinoff

This is 42 are proud to bring to New Zealand for a special one-off discussion, Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers. Two of the foremost voices in modern feminism, #FEMINIST will see them live on stage discussing what it means to be a feminist in modern society.

What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’? Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic. This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

The New York Times best-selling author of one of the preeminent books of modern feminism, Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay has gained a reputation as a go-to voice in the media, through her many columns for the likes of The Guardian and The New York Times. A professor, cultural critic and blogger, Gay has drawn praise for use of popular culture to help relate gender politics to the masses.

Conversely, Christina Hoff Sommers has been a longtime critic of Women’s Studies, and has been described at times as “anti-feminist”. Since the late 1980’s, Sommers has been known for her critiques of contemporary feminism, particularly in her books Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys. Like Gay, her writing has been featured across the globe, including The New York Times, Time magazine, and The Atlantic.

This evening will bring together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ and the ‘Factual Feminist’ as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism. Together, Gay and Sommers will discuss intersectionality, gender roles and the division of domestic labour, the gender pay gap, violence against women, #MeToo, feminist representation in popular culture, political correctness, and a wealth of other subjects.

Each evening will feature a discussion between Gay and Sommers, concluding with an audience Q&A.

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This is 42 Present #FEMINIST with Roxane Gay & Christina Hoff Sommers
Wednesday 27th March, 2019 | Victory Convention Centre, Auckland
Brought to you by The Spinoff and 95bFM
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