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Bang Rome : Why Pickup Artists Read Ovid, and Why It Matters

 Zuckerberg’s book, Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age, reveals some of the most controversial debates currently raging online.

A new virtual battle of the sexes is emerging.

Men’s groups from the far-right are quoting classical texts to justify ignoring women’s boundaries and discuss their ‘ideal’ vision of what it means to be a man.

And women are fighting back.

Online female voices are using ancient Greek and Roman texts in defence of feminism and as a powerful attack against toxic masculinity.

In this event, Donna discusses these key themes from her expose, takes questions from the audience and hosts a book signing session

‘Social media has led to an unprecedented democratisation of information, but it has also created the opportunity for men with antifeminist ideas to broadcast their views to more people than ever before – and to spread conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.  Social media has elevated misogyny to entirely new levels of violence and virulence.’

— Extract from Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age

 

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Running time: 6pm – 7:15pm

Part of the Women & Power Festival 

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