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Ideas at the House Presents All About Women

We are delighted to announce that this coming April – the 7th to be precise – Ideas at the House and Daily Life will be presenting All About Women, a day of conversation and debate.

Building upon the success of last year’s The F Word event, All About Women is a day focusing on people, issues and conversations effecting women and anybody who has a woman in their life – from sex to parenting to leadership, and much more besides.

Highlights will include:
• American journalist Pamela Druckerman, author of French Babies Don’t Throw Food;
Brooke Magnanti author of The Sex Myth, and The Secret Diary of a Call Girl;, published under her nom de plume, Belle de Jour.
• 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Leymah Gbowee, an inspiring woman who helped channel the power of women to topple a dictator in Liberia; and
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, campaigner, atheist, champion of women and author, sure to engage and shock in equal measure.

There will be a panel discussion on The M Word: Misogyny, as well as a debate organised around the topic Men Can’t Be Feminists, alongside conversations about key questions facing contemporary women. Or if your feet hurt you can adjourn to the Daily Life Festival Lounge for coffee and all manner of treats.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 9am February 15th. Head here for more details.

Insiders can buy priority tickets here as of February 14th.

This year we are introducing the Festival Pass, which will give you access to any of the 16 sessions throughout the day – think of it as the thinking woman’s Big Day Out (without the loud music and sweaty Bintang singlets). You can, of course, also access single tickets, or the Conversation Pass, for access to 10 intimate panel discussions.

Check out Daily Life’s interview with Ann Mossop, director of public programs at the Sydney Opera House and curator of this fine festival.

You may have noticed that we’ve none too subtly been focusing on what can loosely be described as ‘women’s issues’ over the past few weeks. Well now you can see there was a method to our madness. You can peruse a sample here, here and here.

Watch the open forum from last year’s The F-Word event here for a taste of what’s to come.