Over the past four years the Bristol Fawcett Society (BF) and the Bristol Feminist Network (BFN) have researched the representation of women in the media. One of the most startling findings has been the absence of women in British culture and media. From the majority of films being directed by men, to a lack of women’s voices on children’s TV, and no women appearing on the Bristol comedy circuit, they ask: ‘Where are the women?’. Writer, critic, commentator and journalist Bidisha joins Philippa Diedrichs, from the UWE Centre for Appearance Research, Sian Norris (BFN) and Dr Sue Tate (BF and BFN and Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at UWE) to discuss the absence and representation of women in popular culture, and to ask the question – what can be done to change this?
The Where are the Women? event will be held at the Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, starting at 2:00pm. Admission: £4.60 full / £3.60 concessions