Facilitator Ali Ghanimi
10.30am‐1pm on Saturday 28 January, 2017
Hanover Room, Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YD
It is the past which holds the clues to the subordinate position of women. The earlier age of industrial society, for example, can help us understand why women’s work has been evaluated as worth less than men’s. More importantly, as Sheila Rowbotham asserts, “if a woman’s role can be shown to be socially constructed within a specific historical context, rather than natural and universal, it can be challenged and open to change.”
In this one‐off workshop you’ll learn about extraordinary women who are ‘hidden from history’. From the earliest humans to modern day, you’ll get a glimpse into cultural practices from the past that have shaped how women behave, how they regard themselves and how they are perceived by others.