Are You a Feminist? Discussion Series

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:15pm
The Women's Center, University Center
Race & Feminism, Thursday, February 26 12:15 pm: In honor of Black History Month, this discussion will look at how race is portrayed in the media. We will discuss the impact that prominent black women in pop culture such as Kerry Washington, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce, have on our society. While also talking about the roles that black women are casted for, their influence in the media, and the impact it has on society's perception of black women.
Female Strength, Thursday, March 26 12:15 pm: In the media, female athletes are constantly being criticized for their "man-like" bodies. Athletes like Serena Williams and Brittney Griner  receive constant disapproval for their strong and muscular bodies. During this discussion we will look at the double standard that women face when it comes to their body weight and shape and discuss whether or not women can truly be as strong as men.
Orange Is The New Black, Thursday, April 23 12pm: The Emmy nominated television show Orange Is The New Black is an American crime comedy-drama about a women’s prison. The series brings to light a lot of issues regarding race, sexuality, gender, and socio-economic status. During this discussion we will look at the various backstories behind each character, while also addressing the issue of mass incarceration and whether it is being accurately portrayed within the show.