Laurie Penny

discusses

Unspeakable Things:
Sex, Lies and Revolution

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
26
Friday
September 26, 2014
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes activist, journalist, and Nieman Fellow at Harvard University LAURIE PENNY for a discussion of her book Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution.

Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet.

Laurie Penny draws on a broad history of feminist thought and her own experience in radical subcultures in America and Britain to take on cultural phenomena from the Occupy movement to online dating, give her unique spin on economic justice and freedom of speech, and provide candid personal insight to rally the defensive against eating disorders, sexual assault, and internet trolls. Unspeakable Things is a book that is eye-opening not only in the critique it provides, but also in the revolutionary alternatives it imagines.

“Penny combines unsparing autobiography and searing political analysis in her latest book; the result is a powerful feminist polemic that critiques the structure of society . . . Penny has given us a feminist book for our time that burns with a wild light and deserves attention.” —Publisher's Weekly

Laurie Penny
Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a writer and journalist. Her work appears in Vice, the Guardian and many other publications. She is a columnist and Contributing Editor at the New Statesman and Editor-at-Large at The New Inquiry. She was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog "Penny Red." Laurie is also the author of the books Penny Red and Unspeakable Things, among others. She lives in London.

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