Friday, April 4, 7:00-8:00pm
Dr. Gail Dines is a sociology and women's studies professor at Wheelock College in Boston, as well as an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, and feminist activist. Her work on media and pornography has been featured in academic journals, magazines such as Times and Newsweek, and newspapers across the country. Dines is a founding member of Stop Porn Culture-an educational and activist group made up of academics, anti-violence experts, and community organizers. She is also a recipient of the Meyers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights.
In this powerful multi-media presentation, 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 and contribute to men’s violence against women.
TRIGGER WARNING: This lecture will include graphic/sexual content.