Presented by Aubrey Adrianson, Professor, Ferris State University
Despite equality laws, there is still a prevailing attitude in society that certain things, thoughts, and actions are for women, and others are for men. These kinds of attitudes can pigeon hole and, subsequently, damage people, inhibiting personal freedom and individualism. Hacking at the Roots of Sexism explores different kinds of sexist activity that both men and women engage in, focusing primarily on sexist language.In her presentation, Aubrey Adrianson will explore how sexist language and cultural expectations damages both men and women. After that, she will discuss how we can change the way we talk and interact with others so to hack away at the sexism which appears in our day to day lives.
About the Speaker
Aubrey Adrianson is an author and is the editor of the Secularite Magazine. She also teaches English as a Second Language to adults. She has a bachelor’s degree in English education from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Grand Valley State University. Aubrey has taught English in a variety of settings but most enjoys teaching English to adults.
Aubrey became interested in the secular movement after having children. She was becoming concerned about what seemed to her as the institutionalized and systematic indoctrination of her children. Since then, she has sought out other atheists, started a blog, and written books. Her blog, Being Atheist in a Christian America, focuses on a variety of topics including feminism, church state separation, and parenting, but she also branches out into other topics. She also writes for Secularite.com. Aubrey’s books are focused on parenting and children’s fiction. Her most recent book, Aurora and the Secret Friend, is available via her website.
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