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Speaker to discuss portrayals of women in pop culture

Tuesday, March 16, 2010  
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For immediate release – 3/15/10
Contact: Lindsay Kent, JACCE, 815-218-3419

Musician and feminist Meredith LeVande will present a multimedia presentation "Women, Pop Music, & Pornography,” March 17 at noon at Rockford College’s Burpee Center, Grace Roper Lounge.

The presentation explores why representations of women in popular culture are growing increasingly pornographic and hyper-sexualized.

About her talk at the college, LeVande  says…”when students can see that they are actively being pursued by advertisers and media companies to get them to adopt a certain lifestyle, they begin to think twice about how their choices are shaped.”

The talk is a Women’s History Month event co-sponsored by the college’s Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement and the student activities office. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 815-394-4382.

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