Laura Bates

Laura Bates

Girl Up

Festival of Ideas/
Mon 25 April 2016

Laura Bates

Girl Up

Laura Bates
Mon 25 April 2016,

Please note this event is taking place on an earlier date and in a different venue to that listed in our printed brochure.

Women today are told they need to be thin and beautiful. They are told to wear longer skirts, to avoid going out late at night and to move in groups – to never accept drinks from a stranger, and to wear shoes they can run in more easily than heels. They are told to wear just enough make-up to look presentable, but not enough to be a slut. They are warned that if they try to be strong, or take control, they’ll be shrill and bossy. Laura Bates wants to tell them something different. She exposes the truth about the pressures surrounding body image, false representations in the media, the complexities of sex and relationships, the trials of social media, and the other lies women are told.

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