Feminism Debate

  • Event Start: 18th January 2018, 8:30pm
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This House Believes Celebrity Icons Have Corrupted Feminist Movements

Celebrities such as Beyonce and Taylor Swift have defined a new brand of popular feminism in the eyes of millions, but does this strand of feminism distract from the everyday challenges many women face?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Baroness Vere of Norbiton : Government Whip in the House of Lords, and Executive Director of the Girls' Schools Association
  • Harini Iyengar : Spokesperson on Equal Representation for the Women's Equality Party and a leading Employment, Equality and Education barrister

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Marsha Rowe  : Editor and Co-Founder of Spare Rib Magazine, and a leading second-wave feminist
  • Deborah Frances-White : Host of the podcast The Guilty Feminist, comedian and writer, who also delivers seminars to women in business

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee

With many thanks to the following who have generously donated floor prizes for this debate: