Linda Hirshman: Reckoning (With Margaret Sullivan)
Tuesday June 11: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a copy of Reckoning or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. The event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the 3rd floor of the Strand, accessible next door at 826 Broadway.
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Linda Hirshman, acclaimed historian of social movements, delivers the sweeping story of the struggle leading up to #MeToo and beyond: from the first tales of workplace harassment percolating to the surface in the 1970s, to the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal—when liberal women largely forgave Clinton, giving men a free pass for two decades. Many liberals even resisted the movement to end rape on campus.
And yet, legal, political, and cultural efforts, often spearheaded by women of color, were quietly paving the way for the takedown of abusers and harassers. Reckoning delivers the stirring tale of a movement catching fire as pioneering women in the media exposed the Harvey Weinsteins of the world, women flooded the political landscape, and the walls of male privilege finally began to crack. This is revelatory, essential social history.
Linda will be joined in conversation with Margaret Sullivan from the Washington Post.