I hadn’t forgotten about the closing speeches. But I do think there’s a slight difference between the plenaries and the actual panels – the panels are supposed to be providing a point of reference and discussion about certain topics – racism, motherhood, prostitution – and without a fully diverse board of panelists we’ll only ever hear half a story. And my comment was about inclusivity on panels.
Jess McCabe, editor of The F-Word, replies
Many apologies for this oversight – Charlotte’s feature has now been corrected.
Francine Hoenderkamp, author of the article, replies
Hi Mags. It’s nice to hear some kind words about the campaign! Thank you! I’m not sure why you’re unable to post over on the blog. I’ll look into it. Come join the Facebook group too if you’re on there.
“… the oppressor never voluntarily gives freedom to the oppressed. You have to work for it. Freedom is never given to anybody. Privileged classes never give up their privileges without strong resistance”.