Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women and...
March 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM to
March 14, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Join Jenn Pozner, founder and executive director of Women in Media & News and author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty PleasureTV, for this eye-opening and relatable lecture. Project Brainwash asks, “What does it mean to be a woman in America today?” According to reality TV, women are gold diggers, bimbos, and bitches. TV has erased all signs that the women’s rights, civil rights, and gay and lesbian rights movements ever occurred. This lecture takes a fierce, funny, and in-depth look at how reality TV affects our beliefs, our behavior, and our culture. Using humor, video clips from your favorite programs, and a decade of journalistic research, Pozner deconstructs reality TV’s twisted fairytales. Project Brainwash gives you the tools to understand and challenge stereotypes and become active, critical media consumers. You'll never see Snooki the same way again -- and you'll laugh, a lot! Sponsored by the Women’s Center, Women’s History Month Committee and Four Front. Location TBD Following the lecture Ms. Pozner will be signing copies of her latest book Reality Bites Back. The University Bookstore will be at the event selling copies of her book. Cash, check, credit, debit and student charge will be accepted. Co-sponsored by University Bookstore.
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