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The F word: what’s the point of feminism today?

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Since the #MeToo furore broke out, feminism’s generational divide has turned into a war. While many young feminists claim that wolf whistling and dirty jokes are harmful to women, older feminists like veteran journalist Ann Leslie, have been labelled traitors for suggesting younger women grow a backbone. Is feminism having a mid-life crisis? An audience poll during this fascinating Battle of Ideas debate, suggests that even though many still consider themselves a feminist, many more think it is problematic. What do you think?

Filmed at the Battle of Ideas in October 2018, the speakers are: Laura Coryton, Izzy Lyons and Dr Jan Macvarish. The chair is Ella Whelan.

Related topics: Debates

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