Buxton International Festival

Helen Lewis

Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, 10:00am Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Fearless and funny, Helen Lewis is a staff writer at The Atlantic, a former deputy editor of the New Statesman and a regular panellist on the News Quiz.

She argues that feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines.

Helen seeks to reveal the unvarnished – and unfinished – history of women’s rights and asks, why the feminist movement has succeeded – and what it should do next. The battle is difficult, and we must be difficult too!

Dates & Times

  • Thu 16 Jul 10am
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12