Wednesday 24th May 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel, 4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX
Bournemouth University lecturer Frances Hawkhead
Men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, yet women still earn less than men in Britain and are grossly underrepresented in our company boardrooms. Is this because women naturally prefer the roles which attract less pay, or does our social structure still privilege men? Should we support positive discrimination to increase the number of women in key business and civic roles, or is equal opportunity enough? Do existing cultural gender stereotypes harm men as well as women?
Via a brief history of feminism and an exploration of gender in society, Frances Hawkhead will provide some thought-provoking answers to these and other questions, and will invite us all to become feminists.
Frances Hawkhead is a lecturer in English, Communication & Media at Bournemouth University.
“Join us for a thought-provoking evening as we discover why we should all be feminists”
Free entry (donations appreciated). Everyone welcome!
(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed via its rear entrance in Gervis Road. The hotel has a small onsite car park, and roadside parking is also available in Gervis Road).
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