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Hoi Polloi and Riposte Magazine present: How to raise boys talk and brunch

Free - GBP 29.00


Jul 19 2015 13:00 - 15:30


Riposte and Motherland present a panel discussion that looks at whether we're raising boys outside the restrictive ideas of masculinity and how they’re often left out of the conversation when we talk about equality.

Riposte issue #4 features a beautiful and personal essay by Charlotte Philby, founder of Motherland on the issue of raising boys.

How to raise boys talk - 1pm to 2pm

What does it mean to be a boy in 2015? When we think of what it is to be a girl in the same period, the markers are clearer. In a world of Malala Yousafzai, and Hillary Clinton running for the American presi¬dency, of HeForShe and leaning in, we can see that the tide is changing. Where once the engines of change rumbled quietly on the shelves of dusty libraries and in underground liberation movements, now they boom through the air, from the outpouring of support for #BringBackOurGirls and #EverydaySexism to Beyoncé borrowing lyrics from feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Pushed to the surface through the power of language, self-realisation and an increasingly vocal global dialogue, a new wave is forming that reclaims what it is to be a woman. But what about the boys?

In order to help realise this emerging chapter of social history, the message we have instilled in our girls has been powerful and clear: be confident, be bold, be yourself, be who you want to be. The key is in self-belief, celebrating difference and accepting who you are without giving up who you want to be. But when it comes to nurturing the individual self and supporting the conflicting thoughts and emotions that govern us all, do we offer our boys the same hope?

Hoi Polloi (Rooftop) Brunch Club - 2pm to 3.30pm

Hoi Polloi's brunch will be in the Britannia Room on the stunning Rooftop at Ace Hotel. With views of The City and a plant-filled terrace, the scene is set for some delightful summer brunching. Service will be jolly with everyone sharing a menu that includes fruity grains, interesting eggs, something savoury and non-eggy and an indulgent finish - all accompanied by a generous lashing of tea, coffee and something a little more potent.

Sample Menu

Stone fruits, goats curd, elderflower, nuts and seeds
Crispy duck egg, girolles, asparagus
Hot smoked salmon hash, peas, spiced creme fraiche
Strawberries, creme fraiche ice cream, almond crumb

Washed down with Bibi Spritz cocktails and classic iced tea



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