Lindy West: The Witches are Coming

16:00 pm
19:00 pm
60 Cathedral Square

Don’t miss this event with American feminist writer Lindy West, firebrand author of the bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed TV series Shrill.

From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In her new book The Witches Are Coming, Lindy West turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You’ve got one.

In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics-and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history.

Bring your broomsticks! Lindy West appears in conversation with Karen Healey.

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