Laurie Penny

Laurie Penny is a journalist, author and activist. Named by the Telegraph as "without doubt the loudest and most controversial female voice on the radical left", she rose to prominence with her coverage of the anti-cuts movement in the UK and has since covered the activist movements in New York and Cairo. She is well-known as a radical and powerful feminist voice, and is the author of the books Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism, Discordia: Six Nights In Crisis Athens, and Penny Red: Notes From The New Age Of Dissent. She works as Contributing Editor for the New Statesman, and will be speaking about internet misogyny and feminist activism as part of the Geek Feminism stream.

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