Progressive Porn: What Women and Other People Need from Dirty Movies

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.

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  • Nick M

    If you'd like to find the group, I'll be wearing a red shirt and will post on here more information about where to meet and where we end up sitting. After the event, we can go somewhere else for some friendly discussion. See you this evening!

    Here are more directions: "The event is in building 32 room 155 at the Stata Center at MIT. The Stata Center is at the corner of Vassar Street and Main Street in Kendall Square. It is an easy to find building - one that is brightly colored with towers that shoot out at odd angles. There is parking available on campus, but it is limited. If you can, please come by T, as the parking lot may fill up early in the day both days. 32-155 is on the first floor. Enter at the entrance on the corner of Vassar St. and Main St. Follow the hallway straight until it merges with the building's central corridor. Look to your left, room 155 is the room with a red wall in front, closest to the Forbes Cafe."

    October 8, 2013

    • Nick M

      I'm just outside the lecture hall, near the chalkboard that says "Carol Queen Lecture 6:30 pm". We'll go in around 6:20.

      October 8, 2013

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