Feminism’s New Young Leaders at 92Y Tribeca!

As I sat in the audience at the 92Y and listened to feminist leaders Gloria Steinem and Marie Wilson talk about the election in September of 2008, I wondered if, by the time I was 74, I would get the opportunity to opine about my favorite topic at that iconic venue. Turns out I don’t have to wait 50 years – and for that I’m incredibly honored, humbled, and slightly intimidated!

On November 10th, 92Y Tribeca will host ‘Naomi Wolf Talks with Feminism’s New Young Leaders,’ a conversation featuring myself, Feministing founder Jessica Valenti, Ivy League sex blogger and organizer extraordinaire Lena Chen, and Allison Kasic, who works at the Independent Women’s Forum and, I assume from the event modifier “voices from the left and right,” will be representing the Sarah Palin version of feminism. The panel was put together by More Magazine, which is featuring all the panelists and a host of other great new faces of feminism in their Novemeber issue, which will be on newsstands October 26th.

If you’re in NYC, stop by and say hello and submit your questions about the now and future of the movement. If you’re not in NYC, no worries! I’ll be posting a detailed recap, as I’m sure will the other bloggers on the panel. Event information is below – hope to see you there!

Voices from the left and right: Lena Chen, Allison Kasic, Shelby Knox and Jessica Valenti. Moderated by Naomi Wolf and More editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour

Where are all the young feminists? That’s the frequently asked—and loaded—question that inspired More editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour to feature 14 young feminists in her November issue (on news-stands Oct 26). Bestselling author Naomi Wolf (The Beauty Myth) joins Seymour and panelists Lena Chen, Allison Kasic, Shelby Knox and Jessica Valenti for a provocative discussion: How do the young leaders define feminism? Is blogging the new march on Washington? What do the conservative feminists believe? And will the intergenerational clash ever end?

Date & Time: Wed, Nov 10, 2010, 7:00pm

Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street Venue: 92YTribeca Mainstage

Tickets ($12) available online at the 92Y event page.



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6 responses to “Feminism’s New Young Leaders at 92Y Tribeca!

  1. So cool. I’ll be there! Can’t wait.

  2. Wow – this sounds like an awesome event. I wish I were on your side of the map so that I could attend. Will there be a Youtube video afterwards?

  3. Raphael Hotea

    Hey can you please lay off Duke Nukem. Thank you.

    P.S. there’s way more sexually prejudiced content in rap music and movies.

  4. Joe Gunchy

    Duke is rated M.
    If children have it, the parents bought it for them.

    Blame the parents.

  5. Jack Handy

    Really? Why don’t you stop worrying about video games. Politicians at all levels have tried this and failed miserably. You’re only giving more publicity to these video game titles, making adolescents want it even more. Honestly, get a life (and a better hairct)

  6. oceandreams

    What a selfish person. She dares to smile as if she is a “GOOD” person? Good people don’t go around trying to spread ignorance and lies about other peoples projects on baseless claims. The layout and intentions of that game have already been explained. To be sexist, the game would need to focus on degrading woman. Instead, like any typical alien-comes-to-earth R rated movie it’s about killing aliens and saving earth. The main character is not a woman hater. Ever been at a party with a male chauvinist? He thinks he’s better than all the women and treats them poorly. This is instead a game that has nothing to do with that. The main character is ego-centric because he’s a typical, unrealistic, macho hero which is meant to be so over done it’s satirical. With the many clarifications of of what the games main focus is, it should be obvious the petition has no purpose.. Otherwise every R rated movie that featured a scantily dressed girl should also be petitioned. Characters in movies don’t determine what the main focus of the movie is just like they don’t in games.

    Unless the real truth is the petition maker simply wants a free ride on the popularity of the game. That’s what I really think is the motivation for this. Let’s face it. This person doesn’t create any large projects, movies, films, books or games etc. So it’s just easy for them to use something popular as a way to drum up free publicity for their own selfish reasons. Anyone without an agenda, would simply accept the explanations given to them and that would be that. Apparently there is more at work here…

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