Webinar — 22.02.21

Difficult Women with journalist Helen Lewis

Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. Feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Helen Lewis argues that too many of these pioneers have been forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It's time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women.

Helen Lewis is a staff writer for the Atlantic, and a former deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times, New York Times and Vogue. She is a regular host of BBC Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster, and a regular panellist on The News Quiz and Saturday Review.

Helen joins us this February to talk about her career in journalism as well as the unvarnished - and unfinished - history of women's rights, as revealed in her Sunday Times bestseller, Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights.

'All the history you need to understand why you're so furious, angry and still hopeful about being a woman now' Caitlin Moran

'Compulsive, rigorous, unforgettable, hilarious and devastating' Hadley Freeman


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Monday 22nd February 2021

6pm to 7pm


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Helen Lewis

Journalist, The Atlantic