Middlebury

April 24, 2002

Contact: Deb O'Donoghue

802-388-9180

do@womensafe.net

Posted: April 24, 2002

In
honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month, media and advertising expert
Sut Jhally will examine the bind that young girls and women are trapped
within by popular culture, and how this tension affects their identities.
He will also discuss the conflicting attitudes of young men toward femininity.

The
founder and executive director of The Media Education Foundation, Jhally
is the producer of the film "DreamWorlds II" as well as a dozen
more films on topics ranging from commercialism and popular culture to
violence and gender. The author of four books and numerous scholarly and
popular articles, Jhally is a professor of communications at the University
of Massachusetts.

The
event is sponsored by WomenSafe, several Middlebury College organizations
and departments (Feminist Action at Middlebury, Health and Wellness Education
Office, Xenia, Cook Commons, Office of Institutional Diversity, Department
of Music), Vermont Center for Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Abuse,
and Vermont Crime Victim Services.

For
more information, contact Deb O'Donoghue, sexual violence program coordinator,
WomenSafe, at do@womensafe.net or
802-388-9180.