Women in PoliticsGAMBIER, Ohio (November 29, 2011)
Feminist writer Rebecca Traister will discuss "From Clinton to Palin to Bachmann: What's Next for Women in Politics?" on Thursday at Kenyon.
Traister is a senior writer for Salon and the author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women. She'll speak in Brandi Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The talk comes at a pivotal point for women and politics, said Mallory Ewer-Speck '12 of Helena, Montana, co-manager of the Crozier Center for Women. "From the 2008 elections forward, we have seen the media pay special attention to gender in politics," she said. "The media often does not present the critical analysis that many at Kenyon would like and benefit from, but Traister offers an inside scoop and sophisticated view."
Traister is writing a book about marriage, relationships, and the single life, and Traister hopes to discuss these issues with Kenyon students at the Crozier Center at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Her writing on women, media, politics, and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Vogue, the New York Observer and other publications.
Her visit is sponsored by the Crozier Center for Women. For more information, contact Ewer-Speck at email@example.com.