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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions

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at Athenaeum 2 Upstairs

Is the attainment of physical beauty a classist pursuit? Anne Summers

Does physical beauty reveal anything essential of its wearer – beyond one’s ability to simply afford it (because I’m worth it)? And how do different cultures and genders disagree on what’s beautiful and what it’s for? Journalist and social commentator Anne Summers (Damned Whores and God’s Police; The Misogyny Factor) gets behind the masque in this 15 minute snap lecture, with questions.

Who?

Portrait of Anne Summers

Anne Summers

Dr Anne Summers AO is a bestselling author, journalist and thought-leader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the non-government sector in Australia, Europe and the United States. Her latest book is The Misogyny Factor (New South).

The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions

The Interrobang – a new festival from the Wheeler Centre – is looking for the best questions in the world.

Ask your questions and vote on others, then join us on 27–28 November for a feast of frequently unanswered questions – as we present your most controversial, revealing, funny and insightful ideas to a 28-strong Brains Trust of the world’s most inquisitive thinkers.

Pose your question at The Interrobang festival website. We’re building this festival on your curiosity, so brace yourself – and wonder hard.

Presenting partners

• City of Melbourne
• The University of Melbourne

Where?

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