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On Sexualization and Society

On Sexualization and Society

Thu Jul 21, 2022

On Sexualization and Society

Time Thu Jul 21 2022 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

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On Sexualization and Society, 21 July | Online Event | On Sexualization and Society
On Sexualization and Society: A Live Online Conversation with Julia Serano

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  • This event will be streamed live online with an interactive Q&A.
  • Instructions on how to join will be emailed to registrants shortly before the event.
  • This event will be recorded and will be available to watch on our YouTube channel and portions of the audio will be released on our podcast.


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Feminists have long challenged the ways in which men tend to sexualize women. But pioneering activist, biologist, and trans woman Julia Serano argues that sexualization is a far more pervasive problem—it’s something that we all do to other people, often without being aware of it. 

Why do we perceive men as sexual predators and women as sexual objects? Why are LGBTQ+ people stereotyped as being sexually indiscriminate and deceptive? Why are people of color still being hypersexualized? 

In her latest book, Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back, Julia examines how these stereotypes push minorities farther into the margins, and how even the privileged are policed from transgressing, or they also become targets. Many view sexualization as a mere component of sexism, racism, or queerphobia, but Julia argues that liberation from sexual violence comes through collectively confronting sexualization itself. 

Join Julia for a conversation that exposes the harmful ways we are all sexualized and learn about ways of seeking a bold path for resistance.

Julia Serano is the author of four books, including the acclaimed modern classic Whipping Girl. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ms., and B*tch Media. She holds a PhD in biochemistry from Columbia University, and lives in Oakland, California.

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