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Sydney Writer's Festival - All the rage

  • city recital hall (map)

Vivian Gornick says, “Every fifty years since the French Revolution there’s been an uprising on behalf of women’s rights…and each time around a fresh chorus of voices is heard, making the same righteous bid for social and political equality, only with more force and more eloquence than the time before. Among today’s strongest voices is the one that belongs to Rebecca Traister.” Seeing Brittney Cooper in action has been described as, "Like watching the world’s best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyoncé instead of Ecclesiastes." Join two of today’s leading feminist voices and international standouts of this year’s Festival, Brittney Cooper (Eloquent Rage) and Rebecca Traister (Good and Mad) in conversation with Santilla Chingaipe to celebrate the power of women’s rage as a galvanizing force. Canvassing the history of women mobilising in transformative political movements – from suffrage to civil rights and the fault lines exposed more recently by the #MeToo movement – they make a call to anger between allies, reminding us that when harnessed, righteous fury can change history.

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