FEMINISM HAS BEEN having a hard time with millennials, which is probably to be expected given the struggle of campaigners of earlier generations, latterly the trailblazers of the 1960s.
Yet women are still paid on average less than men and sexism is everywhere, in advertising, cinema, newspapers and even — perhaps particularly — among the next generation.
Among those involved in talks, workshops, and performances will be Sophie Walker, Nimco Ali, Jane Fae, Hibo Wardere, Leanne Moden, Bridget Minamore, Educate and Celebrate, Mandu Reid, Caroline Russell, 50:50 Parliament, Women Against Rape and Ega Supertramp.
About 300 people attended the festival on Hackney Downs last year.
Organiser Sophie Yates said in a press release that the event aimed to promote inclusiveness. She added: “Our goals are to establish a feeling of community among feminists, to connect feminist people and groups, and to remind ourselves of our common goals…”
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