The Mating Game

Thursday, October 24, 2019 16:45to18:30
6th Floor, 680 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC, H3A 0B8, CA

This talk with Sally Armstrong is part of our Fall 2019 Policy Lectures Series. It is open to the general public in addition to McGill faculty and students. 

We’ve gone from chastity belts to rape kits, from flirting to sexting. There isn’t a sexual behaviour — from soldiers raping and pillaging in victory, to movie moguls sexually assaulting young stars, to free love and free choice of lover — that isn’t under the microscope today. Even Adam and Eve are being revisited.

About Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong is sometimes called “the war correspondent for the world’s women.” She’s also known as “La Talibanista.” She’s a journalist who covers zones of conflict. Her beat is to find out what happens to women and girls.

An award winning author, journalist and human rights activist she’s a three-time winner of the Amnesty International Canada media award; she holds ten honorary degrees and is a member of the Order of Canada. Armstrong was the first journalist to bring the story of the women of Afghanistan to the world and is relentless when it comes to exposing the abuse of women whether on an American university campus or a village in a war zone.

Michele Landsberg, author of Writing the Revolution describes her this way: “Striding into Taliban-held Afghanistan with a chador over her six-foot frame, playing high-fives with a traumatized child rape survivor in the Congolese jungle, marching with the defiant grandmothers in Swaziland, she explores the darkest reaches of women’s experience and brings back astonishing news of hope, challenge and change. From Tahrir Square to LA, Armstrong discovers that the sisters are doing it for themselves—and revolutionizing the world.”



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