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Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams: History vs. Women

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Bookshop Santa Cruz


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Join us at Bookshop Santa Cruz for discussion and signing with Anita Sarkeesian and Ebony Adams, moderated by UCSC Professor of Film and Digital Media Shelley Stamp, about their new book, History vs. Women. 

Rebels, rulers, scientists, artists, warriors and villains.

Women are, and have always been, all these things and more.

Looking through the ages and across the globe, Anita Sarkeesian, founder of Feminist Frequency, along with Ebony Adams PHD, have reclaimed the stories of twenty-five remarkable women who dared to defy history and change the world around them. From Mongolian wrestlers to Chinese pirates, Native American ballerinas to Egyptian scientists, Japanese novelists to British Prime Ministers, History vs Women will reframe the history that you thought you knew.

Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations of each woman and a bold graphic design, this standout nonfiction title is the perfect read for teens (or adults!) who want the true stories of phenomenal women from around the world and insight into how their lives and accomplishments impacted both their societies and our own.

Anita Sarkeesian is an award-winning media critic and the creator and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational nonprofit that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives. Best known as the creator and host of Feminist Frequency’s highly influential series Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Anita lectures at universities, conferences and game development studios around the world. Anita dreams of owning a life-size replica of Buffy’s scythe. She is the coauthor of History vs Women.

Ebony Adams, Ph.D. is an author, activist, and former college educator whose work foregrounds the lives and work of black women in the diaspora. She lives in Los Angeles with a steadily-increasing collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. She writes widely on film criticism, social justice, and pop culture, and is the coauthor of History vs Women.

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. While seating is open (chairs are usually set up an hour ahead of time), you can reserve you place in the signing line by preordering your copy of History vs. Women with a priority signing line voucher from Bookshop Santa Cruz below.

If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please contact by October 8th.


October 9, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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