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Feminism never sleeps, so swing by Club Skunk for Broadside’s late-night talk show. Grab a drink and join our host Jan Fran as she chats to special guests Aminatou Sow and Jia Tolentino about their work, the internet, what they’re paying attention to and what’s keeping them up at night.


During the weekend of Broadside, Club Skunk is the place to meet up with friends, hang out at the lower town hall between sessions, and plan the spectacular obliteration of the patriarchy. What could be better than that?

Named after the lesbian bar in 10 Things I Hate About You, it’s a loving tribute to Kat Stratford and all the gloriously complex and brilliant feminists in our lives.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

When
Price

$10, plus a one-off $4.00 transaction fee

Where

Club Skunk at Melbourne Town Hall

Type

Panel

Who
Aminatou Sow
@aminatou

‘When you talk about a lack of “insert minority” into “insert any industry”, what you’re also saying is that you’re not willing to support the people who are actually there.’

Aminatou Sow is a writer and cultural commentator. She co-hosts with Ann Friedman the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, which tackles the intricacies of feminism, pop culture and politics. Together she and Friedman coined the term ‘Shine Theory’, a practice of mutual investment committed to collaborating with rather than competing against other people –especially other women. She is a member of the Sundance Institute Director's Advisory Group and previously led Social Impact Marketing at Google. Sow is also the founder of Tech LadyMafia, a group that increases opportunities for women in tech. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Tech.

Jia Tolentino
@Jiatolentino

‘The freedom I want is located in a world where we wouldn’t need to love women, or even monitor our feelings about women as meaningful – in which we wouldn’t need to parse the contours of female worth and liberation by paying meticulous personal attention to any of this at all.’

Jia Tolentino explores the intersections of feminism, the internet and pop culture in startlingly original ways. Her first book, Trick Mirror, a collection of essays, is a New York Times bestseller and has earned her comparisons to Joan Didion. She was recently described by Rebecca Solnit as ‘the best young essayist at work in the US’. A staff writer at the New Yorker, she was previously a contributing editor at The Hairpin and deputy editor at Jezebel. She also served in Kyrgyzstan in the Peace Corps. 

Jan Fran
@Jan__Fran

‘We are half the population and until we are equally represented in public life (and men in the home – but that’s a whole other story) we won’t really have equality. It’ll continue to be a man’s world that we inhabit.’

Once a girl in line for the bathroom at a music festival described Jan Fran as, ‘that girl who talks about politics on the internet’. This is true! Jan is a Walkley Award-nominated  journalist, TV presenter, podcaster, and creator of the The Frant – an online opinion segment that has been viewed more than 20 million times. Jan is an ambassador for Plan International Australia, where she advocates for women and girls and her strong reporting on women’s issues earned her a 2018 Walkley nomination for Women’s Leadership in Media.

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