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St. Louis Jewish Book Festival: Women’s Night Panel
April 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of The Beauty Pageant in America by Hilary Levey Friedman and The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World by Janice Kaplan
Women’s Night Panel
April 19 | 7pm
Tickets: $18 or included in your Spring Virtual Pass ($36)
Here She Is
Many predicted that pageants would disappear by the 21st century. Yet they are thriving. America’s most enduring contest, Miss America, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020. Why do they persist? In Here She Is, Hilary Levey Friedman reveals the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition. She traces the role of pageants in many of the feminist movement’s signature achievements, including bringing women into the public sphere, helping them become leaders in business and politics, providing increased educational opportunities, and giving them a voice in the age of #MeToo.
The Genius of Women
We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist and creator and host of the podcast The Gratitude Diaries Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system—and celebrates the women geniuses, past and present, who have triumphed anyway.
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