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Event: WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner presents Project Brainwash on women and reality TV at Central Washington University, 10/28

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October 27th, 2009

WIMN Executive Director, Jennifer L. Pozner, haven’t been blogging much in recent months as she’s been working on her forthcoming book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. Tomorrow night, on behalf of WIMNs multimedia lecture series, she’ll be presenting:

Project Brainwash!: Why Reality TV Is Bad for Women (…and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex, and sheer damn common sense!)

WHERE: Central Washington University in the SURC Theater
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2009
TIME: 6:30 p.m

She’s been doing a version of this talk since 2002, and by now has brought it to dozens of colleges. Its evolved over time (hence the new title focusing not only on women), but the core of the talk has remained the same. Its a lively, clip-filled romp that uses equal parts researched analysis and humor to help audience members apply a critical media literacy lens to reality television, which Jennifer sees as the most visible pop cultural manifestation of the contemporary backlash against women’s rights–and an increasingly racist backlash as well. (We defy anyone who has ever watched more than a few episodes of The Swan, The Bachelor or Flavor of Love to disagree…)

Stop and say hi to Jennifer if you’re in Ellensburg or the Central Washington area. And if you’re not but you’d like to bring this reality TV presentation or other programs from WIMNs multimedia lecture series to your town or campus contact us at info [at] wimnonline [dot] org.

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