Anti-Pornography Activist Gail Dines discusses Sex(ism), Identity and Intimacy in a Pornographic Culture

The Center for Ethics is co-sponsoring an event with Gail Dines, professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston, internationally acclaimed speaker and author, and feminist activist.

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

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. These pictures jump off the screen and into our culture and are now so common place that they seep into our gender identity, our body image and especially our intimate relationships. 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.

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 pm
RCAH Theater, Snyder-Phillips Hall
Admission FREE and open to the public

Discussion Session with MSU Students
Wednesday, October 24, 9:00-10:00 am
201 International Center

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This event is being hosted by the Center for Gender in Global Context, with additional support from: Women’s Resource Center, MSU Sexual Assault Program, College of Social Science, College of Arts & Letters, Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives, Student Affairs & Services, James Madison College, Lyman Briggs College, Residential College in the Arts & Humanities, MSU Safe Place, and the School of Criminal Justice.