Feminist is set to give talk at University of Portsmouth

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CELEBRATED feminist and writer Melissa Benn is giving a talk at the University of Portsmouth to celebrate International Women’s Day.

She will examine equality in the 21st century, drawing on the feminist struggles and successes of the past.

The talk takes place today in the Richmond Building in Portland Road, between 6pm and 7pm.

Melissa said: ‘We live in contradictory times.

‘Girls are soaring ahead in education but only a significant minority will translate that into satisfactory and interesting work while the minority continue to do undervalued “women’s work”.

‘How then can we promote real equality in the 21st century?’

As well as regularly writing for the Guardian, Melissa is the founder of the Local Schools Network and also has two published novels and a book titled What Should We Tell Our Daughters? The Pleasures and Pressures of Growing Up Female.

To register for your free tickets go to melissabenn.eventbrite.co.uk.