From A Woman's POV discusses International Womens Day
International Womens Day
What is it about it that seems to bring out discomfort in so many people?
With that in mind, many women have had it with the sexism and underlying misogyny. We are only too aware of the spectrum of violence to women which is so affected by the psychological and cultural milieu. And MEDIA you are the driver of that engine.
We are going to be talking about sexism in media and its implication with SORAYA CHEMALY, writer, thinker extraordinaire. We will talk about the global pandemic of violence against women. One out of three women in the world are affected by this virus. If this were the ebola virus, every area of the world would be mobilized to take action, but women as victims, not so much. http://sorayachemaly.tumblr.com/
Then we will be talking with ARIANA BARER, coordinator of volunteer and education outreach program at Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW) and co-host of The F Word on CFRO radio, Vancouver. Her particular emphasis and training has been on media representation of sexualized violence.
In other words, we are taking an opportunity to give information and education, so that hopefully we can break this cycle of violence. And at the heart of the engine, I repeat, is media.comments powered by Disqus