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Spring 2012 Film and Speaker Series

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Film Screening and Q&A Panel: Miss Representation

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WGS Minor Appreciation Luncheon

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Women's History Month, 2011

Women's History Month

C.A.R.E Week lecture: The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help

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This multimedia lecture uses the title and structure of Jackson Katz's The Macho Paradox to explore some of the ways that male culture contributes to sexual and domestic violence, and to suggest strategies to enlist men in the fight against all forms of men's violence toward women.  Topics covered include male peer culture in schools and colleges, men's uses of pornography, prostitution and stripping, sexism in the sports culture and the US military, the many intersections between racism and sexism, and the role of homophobia in all-male groups.  Katz uses entertaining and disturbing clips from his award-winning video, including Tough Guise, to accentuate the importance of understanding - and changing - the cultural environment that condones or promotes sexism and violence.

Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies "Women Take the Reel: A Film Festival Celebrating Women's History Month"film showings:

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Introduction to Feminisms Spring 2011 Guest Lectures

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Spring 2011 Minor Pizza Night

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Love Your Body Week: Sex(ism), Identity, and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture

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Popular culture bombards us with sexualized images of idealized women and men, and conveys powerful messages that help shape our sexuality. In this powerful multi-media presentation, Dr. Gail Dines, acclaimed author of Pornland: How Porn has Hijacked our Sexuality, explores how masculinity and femininity are defined by a consumer-driven image-based culture, and the ways public images spill over into our most private worlds.

Love Your Body Week: The Good Body

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Minor Pizza Night

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Professor of Sociology, Meika Loe, acclaimed author of The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America, will be speaking on contemporary constructions of gender and sexuality in American media, medicine, and popular culture.

The Body Politics of the Cosmetic Surgery Junkie

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Professor of Sociology, Victoria Pitts-Taylor, acclaimed author of Surgery Junkies: Wellness and Pathology in Cosmetic Culture, offers a ground-breaking analysis of the normalization of cosmetic surgery and the phenomenon of cosmetic surgery "addiction: in contemporary American medicine and popular culture.


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