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PEN World Voices Festival presents
Handmaid in America
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:30PM
Rose Auditorium | The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square (Third Ave between 6th and 7th Streets)
Forty-five years after the constitutional right to abortion was won in the U.S., attempts to subvert women’s reproductive rights have never been been more zealous or determined. How should we respond to the efforts by state and federal legislators to bring in laws and regulations that envision women as mere breeders? Siri Hustvedt, author of A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, and Leni Zumas author of Red Clocks, talk to Anne Summers about what roles literature, including fiction and poetry, philosophy and science, might have in helping us understand, and resist, such enduring misogyny.
Hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs