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Helen Lewis

Morning Coffee: Helen Lewis: Difficult Women: History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Friday 04 June | 10.30am - 12noon

£10 Venue: Museum of Making, DE1 3AF

Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do.

Feminism's success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Helen Lewis argues that too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It's time to reclaim the history of feminism as a history of difficult women.

In this book, you'll meet the working-class suffragettes who advocated bombings and arson; the princess who discovered why so many women were having bad sex; the 'striker in a sari' who terrified Margaret Thatcher; and the lesbian politician who outraged the country.

Difficult Women shows why the feminist movement has succeeded - and what it should do next.

Tables of 6 will be booked in line with government guidance, which means you could be seated with individuals from outside your household or support bubble. Ticket includes coffee or tea and biscuits (in sealed packet). These will be served at your table. Please note: To book you will need to pay online. We will then email you to discuss any dietary requirements and seating arrangements.

Deadline for bookings: 21 May

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