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(It's been done before, but) Your ideal dinner guests?

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KickAssAngel Sat 10-Sep-16 19:12:08

I've seen threads like this in general chat, but not sure if I've seen one in fem. chat.

We should probably limit the number of guests to 5 or 6, and maybe they have to be alive?

But I would love to spend some time chatting with
Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie
Germaine Greer
Sarah Bareilles OR Mary Lambert
Sandy Toksvig
Julia Gillard
Maisie Williams

Not sure if they'd all get on - I can imagine Greer getting into some arguments. But would love to spend a few hours (or months) trying to to Put The World To Rights with them.

Jonso Sat 10-Sep-16 19:25:00

Aidan Turner
Mark Ruffallo
Patti Smith
Leonardo Di Caprio
Bill Murray
Idris Elba

Jonso Sat 10-Sep-16 19:25:30

We'd get smashed and laugh a lot

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 10-Sep-16 19:57:46

Tom Hiddleston
Patti Smith
Emmylou Harris
Roger Allam
Michael Portillo
David Mitchell (the author , not the comedian)
Ruth Davidson

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KickAssAngel Sat 10-Sep-16 21:52:24

bell hooks I'd be interested in. Not sure if I would understand half of what Butler says. I need lots of time to mull things over after reading her.

Judith Butler and Germaine Greer in the same room - now that would be interesting.

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KickAssAngel Sat 10-Sep-16 22:23:27

Yes, If we open it up to people who are dead (what would they eat?) it gets even harder.

Emily Pankhurst too - it's coming up to 100years of women voting. What would she think?

Jaimx86 Sat 10-Sep-16 22:26:40

Chris Cornell
Brett Easton Ellis
Tracy Emin
Lady Gaga
Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook)

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 11-Sep-16 02:01:50

transadvocate.com/gender-performance-the-transadvocate-interviews-judith-butler_n_13652.htm

It's entirely possible I haven't understood a word of this interview, but if I have, isn't what Judith Butler says in it somewhat at odds with many posters on FWR and for example Greer? She is happy with men having vaginas?

KickAssAngel Sun 11-Sep-16 02:03:57

Which is why it would be an interesting dinner party!

OccultGnuAsWell Sun 11-Sep-16 08:28:12

Germain Greer -interesting how often she's been mentioned already.

Gordon Ramsey - don't like him, however he's a man of strong opinions and I can imagine GG would sort him out.

Hitler - strictly for his vegetarianism and Mr Ramsey doesn't tolerate them well iirc. Now that should be an interesting conversation.

Judge Rinder - I need to know the Strictly gossip and he has a good verbal put down when necessary.

And Sandi Toksvig to break the silence with an interesting fact when the above have argued to a standstill.

OccultGnuAsWell Sun 11-Sep-16 08:30:09

And I realise that's a bit light on the feminist slant, apologies.

Might be interesting though.

KickAssAngel Sun 11-Sep-16 15:14:49

It doesn't necessarily have to be feminist - just I posted here as I thought it might include that slant more than in general chat.

VestalVirgin Sun 11-Sep-16 16:47:58

You would invite Hitler to dinner? THE Hitler? Oo
I mean, I might, but only if I also invited Alice Miller. She could ask him about his childhood. That would be interesting, I suppose.

But to be honest, I wouldn't really enjoy having someone like that in my house.
Germaine Greer would be interesting, but I'd also like to invite Patricia Briggs to talk about fantasy literature. And Ann Leckie. I'd like to see what Leckie and Greer would have to say about gender. Not soure what Leckie's politics are, and that would be an occasion to find out and not have to verbally counter transwacktivism myself.

Of course I could also invite Tolkien, his former friend Lewis, and Germaine Greer, and Emily Pankhurst, and some more recent feminist blogger, and then we'd ask those to male authors what the fuck they were thinking when they decided to have almost no women in their novels, respectively portraying women in an incredibly sexist way.

Mostly, I don't like anything upsetting in my home, and there are people I don't think deserve my homemade chocolate cake, so just feminists and famous female fantasy authors would be perfect.

I might order takeaway food for the male authors. wink

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 11-Sep-16 17:47:06

Gordon Ramsey - don't like him, however he's a man of strong opinions and I can imagine GG would sort him out

But he's not particularly interesting is he? He's basically a sweary bully. I can think of plenty of people I don't like and with whom I disagree vehemently and who would be more interesting than Gordon Ramsay.

Hitler - strictly for his vegetarianism and Mr Ramsey doesn't tolerate them well iirc. Now that should be an interesting conversation

You would have one evil, ranting person and one unpleasant, ranting person, ranting at each other.

deydododatdodontdeydo Mon 12-Sep-16 09:08:37

Hitler/Ramsay?
I prefer my dinner parties to be civil and good natured, not argumentative, but I'm not fond of confrontation.

Sandi Toksvig & Stephen Fry would make a good pair.
Brian Blessed
Sarah Pascoe
Richard E. Grant
Mark Kermode
Victoria Coren

cadnowyllt Mon 12-Sep-16 11:39:36

I think Victoria Coren would be a great dinner guest - so, in alphabetical order...

Victoria Coren
Brenda Hale
Steve Jones (the geneticist)
Bob Mortimer
Tom Waits

scallopsrgreat Mon 12-Sep-16 13:11:32

Dame Helena Kennedy
Sheila Jeffreys
Katherine Grainger
Aung San Suu Kyi
Nimko Ali

and yy to Beachcomber, Buffy.

sausageeggbacon111 Mon 12-Sep-16 14:00:40

You can tell DD has influenced me

Neil degrasse Tyson
Stephen Hawkings
Samantha Cristoforetti
Dava Newman
Emily Levesque
Katherine Freese

There would have to be a house rule that anything being discussed must be in relatively simple English. DD would understand but I would struggle with anything that required desserts to be positioned around the table to form galaxies or solar systems.

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