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October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence


Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work

The Purity Myth: How Our Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Women

A Film Screening and Panel
Mar 19/13

Date: Mar 19/13
Time: 12:10 - 13:30
Location: 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Room 101
Cost: Free

The United States is obsessed with virginity, from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness and altruism.

Brown bag. Light refrehments provided.

Registration is not required.

Contact: Iryna Balytska
Phone: N/A

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