Lunchbox / Soapbox
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Why are women so mean to each other? Why the raking gaze in the change room, the disdainful glare on the train? Why the gleeful ‘celebrities without makeup’ magazine stories? Why is women’s culture so often strung through with this insidious, unspoken sense of competition?
Kate Holden, ashamed of her own judgmental tendencies, will try to work out why, in a world where women have so much to share, we are sometimes anything but fair.
Kate Holden is a popular public speaker, has published two books and also writes short stories, a fortnightly column in The Age, reviews and essays.
We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.
With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.
If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.