Author Visit: Amanda Montell
–Axinn Center 229
Old Chapel Road
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Closed to the Public
Visit with WordSlut Author, Amanda Montell. Amanda, reporter and feminist linguist, deconstructs language—from insults and cursing, gossip, and catcalling, to grammar and pronunciation patterns—to reveal the ways it has been used for centuries to keep women and other marginalized genders from power. Ever wonder why so many people are annoyed when women talk with vocal fry or use the word like as a filler? Or why certain gender-neutral terms stick and others don’t? Or where stereotypes of how women and men speak come from in the first place?
Join for free sushi and a raffle giving away copies of WordSlut in the Winter Garden waterfall area following the event.
- Sponsored by:
- Health and Wellness Education; Gender, Sexuality, & Fem Studies; Anderson Freeman Resource Center; Office of Civil Rights & Title IX