The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies @ MIT presents:
Progressive Porn: What Women and Other People Need from Dirty Movies
A lecture by Carol Queen, Ph.D.
Pornography is a medium of entertainment and spectacle, not education -- though many people, especially youth, may use it to supplement lax sex education. This is one of porn's most controversial aspects: What's it teaching us about sexuality, gender roles, and norms? Sexologist Carol Queen, PhD, author of Exhibitionism for the Shy, founding director of San Francisco's Center for Sex & Culture and longtime staffer at Good Vibrations, unpacks some of pornography's messages and considers its impact through both a sex-positive feminist and media literacy lens. What do we want from our smut? Is that what we're getting?
Co-sponsored by the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Community Wellness at MIT Medical, and the Gender and Cultural Program at Simmons College
The lecture is free and open to the public. Let's meet at 6:15 pm outside the lecture hall (15 minutes before it starts), and folks who are interested can go out for snacks/drinks afterward.