07 PM | 30 Aug

The Rise of Public Shaming – is it here to stay? #fodi #jonronson [#geekgirl]

FODI15 - ShameCulture

WHAT DOES THE RISE OF PUBLIC SHAMING SAY ABOUT ONLINE CULTURE AND IS IT HERE TO STAY?

Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist, author and documentary filmmaker whose works include best-seller The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a #gonzo journalist, known for his informal but sceptical, investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. His new book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed explores public humiliation in the internet age.

John Safran is an award-winning documentary-maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues.

Both appearing at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Sydney 5-6 Sept, 2015

Source: FODI

06 PM | 30 Aug

Laurie Penny: #Feminism needs to talk more about male struggles [#geekgirl]

laurie-penny

“Sexism and misogyny and gendered violence are economic issues at their heart.”

“Laurie Penny is no stranger to controversy, nor to the toxic trolling that has become a familiar byproduct of being a woman speaking out in dissent against the forces of both patriarchy and capitalism. But this 28-year-old feminist, journalist, author of five books and social justice warrior wants to talk about something that is usually left to conservative hand-wringers. She wants to talk about men.

Penny is no hand-wringer, though. She acknowledges men are struggling to adapt to economic and social upheaval, and that they need help – but a return to the old social and gender norms is out of the question. So do feminists need to do more to bring men along with us?”

Source: Daily Life interview by Jenny Noyes

Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney 05-06 SEPT, 2015.