Fri, 15 Nov | Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

Virginia Trioli - Generation F - with Clementine Ford

Virginia Trioli revisits her classic Generation F – a passionate and celebrated argument in defense of young women who wanted to stand up and be heard about sexual harassment – with a new foreword & afterword. She discusses what has changed, and what stubbornly refuses to, with Clementine Ford.
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Virginia Trioli - Generation F - with Clementine Ford

Time & Location

15 Nov 2019, 6:30 pm – 7:50 pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

About The Event

Virginia Trioli revisits her classic Generation F – a passionate and celebrated argument in defense of young women who wanted to stand up and be heard about sexual harassment – with a new foreword and afterword. The result is a clarion call as urgent and timely as the original. These voices were the first in the revolution that has become #MeToo.

In this unmissable Sydney launch event, Virginia discusses Generation F, what has changed and what remains the same, with Clementine Ford.

Tickets are just $5 each - or free when you pre-order a copy of Generation F: why we still struggle with sex and power

About the Book

Virginia Trioli’s classic Generation F – her passionate and celebrated argument in defense of young women who wanted to stand up and be heard about sexual harassment – is re-issued with a new foreword and afterword.

Originally published in 1996, Generation F takes as its starting point the debate around Helen Garner’s The First Stone, and described the state of sexual harassment, violence, the workplace and the law: how most women just copped it, but some felt able to confront it.

Now – as women around the world speak up about how sexual harassment has destroyed their work, families and lives – Trioli revisits that cultural moment in a new foreword, and in a new afterword considers the situation women face today. As Trioli writes, ‘For me, these Ormond College women were, and are, the first voices of the revolution that is #MeToo in Australia.’

Dismayingly, her original text is just as relevant, and her call to action just as powerful.

About the Author

Virginia is one of Australia’s most respected and incisive journalists. She has worked for The Age and The Bulletin and won two Walkley Awards; one for her work in radio and another one for her press coverage. Virginia has hosted the ABC’s Lateline and Q&A, and recently completed over a decade as a host of ABC News Breakfast. In May 2019 she replaced Jon Faine as Mornings on ABC Melbourne. She wrote her first book, Generation F: Sex, Power, and the Young Feminist, in 1996 as a response to Helen Garner’s The First Stone.

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