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IN THE SPOTLIGHT AND UNDER FIRE

WHO’D BE A WOMAN IN THE PUBLIC EYE

Round table discussion and Q&A, 22nd February 2019

The Allbright Academy, 11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

The cost of being a woman in the public eye has dominated recent headlines. MP Anna Soubry described feeling physically unsafe after being harassed in the street by pro-Brexit protesters. Images of a Beyonce and Ed Sheeran duet recently sparked debate around the wildly differing expectations upon famous women’s and men’s appearances. Criticism of the way Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, held her baby bump draws attention to the level of scrutiny women in the public eye are under - down to level of minute gestures. The 'Time's Up' movement highlighted the prevalence of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. Female journalists and politicians were abused on Twitter every 30 seconds in 2017, with women of colour receiving the most abuse of all, according to Amnesty International’s study into how women are targeted with hate speech online.At the 4th Celebrity Culture Club event, our panel of speakers from academia and the media industry discuss the challenges for women who dare to exist in the public eye.

There will be a bar serving refreshments.

Organised by the Celebrity Culture Club for Allbright Academy.

The Allbright Academy exists to help smart women gain the skills, confidence and network needed to achieve their career ambitions.

The Celebrity Culture Club brings together academics, those working in what can broadly be called 'the media industry', and interested members of the public, to discuss the important questions of the day in relation to celebrity culture. https://www.facebook.com/celebrityculture

Speakers

 

Chair