Al Jazeera Head to Head : Germaine Greer

  • Event Start: 10th June 2018, 7:30pm
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Al Jazeera Head to Head with Mehdi HasanMehdi Hasan

Al Jazeera English’s foremost interview and discussion show Head to Head will be returning to the Oxford Union this June and July, to film four brand new TV shows.
Hosted by the award-winning British journalist Mehdi Hasan, each show features high-profile guests, expert panellists, and a Q&A with the Oxford Union audience. The events will be recorded, and televised internationally at a later date, on the Al Jazeera English TV channel.
Tickets are open to the public, and free of charge. However, spaces are limited, and you must book a ticket via Eventbrite (please see links below for each show).
The recording of each event begins at 7.30pm, but please note that you would need to arrive at 6.30pm to be seated.
Tickets for tonight's event available via www . germaine-greer . eventbrite . co . uk

Tonight,  Mehdi Hasan Head to Head with Germaine Greer: Is #MeToo Misguided?

In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges public intellectual and feminist icon Germaine Greer, on why she criticises the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

Originally launched in 2006, the #MeToo campaign sent shockwaves around the world in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which exploded in October 2017. However, Greer has questioned the value and efficacy of the movement, arguing that “there hasn’t been a reckoning…it actually didn’t get anywhere. And it has a downside as well, which is presenting women as victims”. Greer has been one of the world's most influential feminist voices since the 1970 publication of her bestselling, seminal book, The Female Eunuch. We challenge Greer on #MeToo, and on some of the more contentious feminist debates of today and also discuss her influential body of work. Is the #MeToo movement revolutionary, or misguided? How can sexual violence be prevented? And what’s wrong with women wanting equality?

To apply for tickets for this event, see www . germaine-greer . eventbrite . co . uk