This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.
Natasha Walter, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2014-15, will give two public lectures and participate in the Cambridge Women of the World event on Sunday 8 March 2015. The overall theme of all these events is From Sexism to Solidarity.
In her first lecture, Natasha Walter will map current patterns of sexism in our society and the ways that apparently trivial sexism may be linked to inequality and abuse. But she will also look at how, in the five years since the publication of her book Living Dolls: the Return of Sexism, a new wave of feminism has arisen which relies on solidarity and action, and which is challenging the grip of sexism on our society.
The Humanitas Chair in Women's Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.
The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights was conceived as a way to explore the political, sociological and theoretical issues pertaining to Women’s Rights from global development and environmental change to biomedical advances.
Past Humanitas Visiting Professors in Women's Rights
2014-15 Mona Siddiqui (Muslim chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh)
2012-13: Melanne Verveer (first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues)
2011-12: Baroness Helena Kennedy (Barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; member of the House of Lords)
2010-11: Nancy Fraser (Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York)
Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)