April 3, Amherst College: Gail Dines to Speak on Intimacy, Identity and Sex(ism) in Pornographic Culture

We are pleased to share this announcement:

Gail Dines to Speak on Intimacy, Identity and Sex(ism) in Pornographic Culture April 3
On Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in Stirn
Auditorium at Amherst College, there will be a media presentation by Dr.
Gail Dines, professor of sociology at
Wheelock College. Dines uses examples
of mainstream pornography, magazines,
television shows and movies to explore
how masculinity and femininity are shaped
by a consumer-driven, image-based
culture and the ways in which public
images spill over into private worlds.
The presentation is brought to you as part of Healthy
Relationships Week and is sponsored by the
AAS, Student Activities, WAGS, the Social
Council, the Program Board, the President’s
Office, the Gender Collaborative and Health

See also:

Gail Dines Presents: Pornography and Pop Culture (explicit, 5/5/07)
Gail Dines
is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in
Boston. For 20 years she has lectured across the country against
pornography and sexist portrayals of women. A Google video (1 hr 2 min) is now available of the lecture she gave to a rapt audience at the Pornography and Pop Culture conference
at Wheelock on March 24. This video describes the increasingly harsh
misuse of women in modern pornography–such as in the emerging
“ass-to-mouth” genre–and how the people, money and values of porn
reach deep into mainstream media and corporations…

Here are selected highlights from Dr. Dines’ lecture. The complete presentation makes an excellent starting point for any discussion of feminism, media and pornography.

Pornography and Pop Culture

Robert Jensen to Speak at Amherst Books, April 6 at 5pm
The public is invited to hear Robert Jensen talk about his latest book, Getting Off: Pornography & the End of Masculinity. The talk will take place at Amherst Books, 8 Main Street in Amherst, on Sunday, April 6 at 5pm.

Stop Porn Culture and Wheelock College Announce a Summer Institute, July 8-11, Boston, MA
Media Madness: The Impact of Sex, Violence and Commercial Culture on Adults, Children and Society
A Summer Institute for Educators, Students, Human Service Professionals, Activists and Parents
July 8-11, 2008, Wheelock College, Boston

the 14th consecutive year, Wheelock College is offering a very popular
summer institute on the role that the media (television, magazines,
advertising, pornography, video games and music videos) plays in
shaping our gender identity, our intimate relationships, our children’s
lives, and ultimately our culture. The institute is taught by Dr. Gail
Dines, author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality, and Dr. Diane Levin, author of the forthcoming So Sexy So Soon