#MeToo Debate

  • Event Start: 31st January 2019, 8:30pm
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This House Cannot Separate The Art From The Artist

Art has traditionally been appreciated as independent of its creator. However, particularly in the wake of the #MeToo movement, an additional moral standard against which society judges art has developed. As the separation of art and artist is called into question, should we still value the art of morally tarnished artists?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Rose McGowan : American activist, former actress, author and model who has publicly accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape
  • Rachel Krengel : Intersectional feminist, socialist and trade unionist, she organised the 2017 Women's March in London
  • Oshrat Kotler : Israeli journalist and television news presenter, she sparked Israel's #MeToo movement after speaking out on live TV about sexual misconduct

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Dr Zoe Strimpel : Writer, commentator and journalist with the Sunday Telegraph who has criticised #MeToo as intellectually lazy 'hashtag feminism'
  • Parul Sehgal : Literary critic at The New York Times, she received the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Reviewing


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


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