Where are all the young feminists? That’s the frequently asked—and loaded—question that inspired More editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour to feature 14 young feminists in her November issue (on news-stands Oct 26). Bestselling author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) joins Seymour and panelists Lena Chen, Allison Kasic and Shelby Knox for a provocative discussion: How do the young leaders define feminism? Is blogging the new march on Washington? What do the conservative feminists believe? And will the intergenerational clash ever end?
Date & Time: Wed, Nov 10, 2010, 7:00pm
Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street – Directions
Venue: 92YTribeca Mainstage
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Naomi Wolf is the best-selling author of The Beauty Myth and The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. Her thought-provoking article What Price Happiness?, which explores whether women are less happy today than they were 40 years ago, appeared in the April 2010 issue of More.
Lena Chen is the author of the controversial “Sex and the Ivy” blog when s.he was an undergrad at Harvard, Chen is a self-described “reluctant sexpert, feminist and queer advocate and a walking case study on bad publicity.” A Boston-based freelance writer, she reports on gender, sexuality and lifestyle for a variety of publications, including the American Prospect and the Boston Globe. Chen hosts the Web video series “Sex. Really” for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and blogs at The Ch!cktionary.
Allison Kasic A libertarian activist and blogger, Kasic is graduate student in economics at George Mason University and a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. Long an outspoken proponent of equity feminism, Kasic was featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine in May 2003 as one of the top conservative student activists in the country. Her writing has appeared in the National Review Online and the Christian Science Monitor.
Shelby Knox was the subject of an award-winning 2005 documentary, The Education of Shelby Knox, which followed the then 15-year-old as she campaigned to end abstinence-only education at her high school in Lubbock, Texas. Today, she’s a feminist blogger (shelbyknox.com), speaker and organizer in New York City.
Courtney E. Martin is a writer, teacher and speaker, living in Brooklyn. Her latest book Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists was just published to critical acclaim. Seal Press published her first anthology, co-edited with J. Courtney Sullivan, entitled Click: When We Became Feminists, last spring. She is also a widely-read freelance journalist and Editor at Feministing.com. She is a Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect and her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and the Christian Science Monitor, among others.