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Mona Eltahawy: The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls

If women and girls want to dismantle the system, they will need to embrace the qualities they have been trained to avoid: anger, ambition, profanity, violence, seeking attention, lust and power. Bold and brilliant feminist Mona Eltahawy looks around the world to show us how women everywhere can reclaim these ‘essential sins’ and use them to fight patriarchy.

We are not socialised to fight back, we are socialised to be polite, to be nice, and to wait for the men to stop assaulting us. Well I am fucking done waiting.

Mona Eltahawy


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Photo credit: Yaya Stempler

This talk was chaired by Clementine Ford.

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