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Eimear McBride: Something Out of Place

An evening with celebrated author Eimear McBride exploring her non-fiction debut ‘Something Out of Place' which interrogates misogyny and the sexual objectification of women leading to female shame.

Join us for an evening with celebrated author Eimear McBride and author and broadcaster Octavia Bright. The conversation will focus on McBride’s newly published and blistering non-fiction debut ‘Something Out of Place: Women and Disgust’ which interrogates misogyny and the sexual objectification of women.

Looking at early beginnings from playground taunts of ‘only sluts do it’ but ‘virgins are frigid’, to ladette culture and the arrival of ‘ironic’ porn, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradicting forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame girls and women, citing influences and influencers such as Debbie Harry (Blondie), the Kardashians through to the Catholic church.

McBride asks – are women still damned if we do, damned if we don’t? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, how can we find a way forward?