Sex(ism), Identity, and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture

A guest lecture by Dr. Gail Dines

Date: September 30, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom, located on the second floor of Kennedy Union

Sponsors: Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Women’s Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Sexual Violence Prevention Education Office, Human Rights Studies Program, Department of Communication, Campus Ministry, Department of Philosophy, Alumni Chair in Humanities, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives

Contact:
 Rebecca Whisnant

Phone number: 937-229-4290

From Internet pornography to MTV, popular culture bombards us with sexualized images of idealized women and men, and conveys powerful messages that help shape our sexuality. The result is not a more liberated, edgy sexuality, but a mass produced vision of sex that is profoundly sexist – a vision that limits our ability to create authentic, equal relationships that are free of violence and degradation. In this powerful multi-media presentation, Dr. Gail Dines uses examples from pornography, magazines, television shows, and movies to explore how masculinity and femininity are shaped by a consumer-driven image-based culture, and the ways public images spill over into our most private worlds. Dr. Dines' lecture includes a slide presentation that displays pornographic images.

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This event is free and open to the public, restricted to age 18 and above. Please note this lecture and presentation contains mature themes and images.

Images by permission of Dr. Gail Dines.