Hashtag feminism: Radical or banal?

Today’s feminism seems a far cry from its historic roots. Feminists now cheer when Twitter trolls are imprisoned for online abuse. Some seek to ban allegedly sexist pop songs and lads mags. These censorious demands seem at odds with Germaine Greer’s assertion in The Female Eunuch that ‘freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.’ Filmed at the Battle of Ideas Festival, this debate raises some big questions, not least are there really still obstacles to women making it as equals in the world of work today? The panel seems to think so, but audience members are not entirely convinced. After all major companies are now hosting women’s networks, policing male behaviour, providing lengthy maternity and paternity leave and more. Is there still a battle to win for women, what do you think?

Battle of Ideas session details