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Friday, February 21 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Do We Need Feminism?

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Gender discrimination has been a fixture in our history from suffrage through to equal pay and other rights under the law. Historically equality movements like feminism have had a hugely important role in achieving equality but many people believe modern third wave feminism focuses on gender exceptionalism rather than egalitarianism. Additionally policies typically suggested by modern feminism aim to use government force to correct the remaining problems they perceive within society.

This panel examines the role feminism currently has in society and asks if it is necessary to support egalitarian objectives or if it has just become another adjunct for statists to advance their goals.

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Carla Gericke

President Emeritus, Free State Project
Former attorney, activist, and writer Carla Gericke is president emeritus of the Free State Project. This February, she triggered the move two years ahead of projections. In 2009 and 2010, Carla organized PorcFest, doubling attendance during this time. She has been attending since 2006, and remains amazed and inspired by the beauty of the vibe and the strength of the tribe on this liberty quest called PorcFest.


Antigone Darling

Antigone Darling is the host of the Sex, Lies & Anarchy podcast. A native of California, she moved to New Hampshire as one of the first 1000 Free State Project movers. Though her degree is in Film, she began her education in Broadcasting with the aspiration of having a talk show. Ten years and one political conversion later, she started the  podcast. Antigone engages listeners in a conversation about the personal aspects of life as a... Read More →
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Karen Straughan

Karen Straughan, also known by the "nom de net" girlwriteswhat, is a divorced, mother of two sons and a daughter, and a lifelong non-feminist. Over the last several years, and after much investigation, she has identified not only as a feminist critic, but as a staunch anti-feminist. Despite her lack of a university degree, her visual media material has been featured in high school, university and college social science and psychology classrooms... Read More →
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Naomi Wolf

Author, social critic, and political activist Naomi Wolf raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change. | | Wolf’s landmark international bestseller, The Beauty Myth, challenged the cosmetics industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s. The New... Read More →

Friday February 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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