Women in the Media

March 7, 2008

This week Emmanuel College hosted a documentary viewing and short discussion about women in the media.  The event, featuring guest speaker and Emmanuel psychology professor Dr. Kimberly Smirles, was held on Tuesday, March 4, in the Modular Unit outside of the campus library. 

The documentary, entitled “Dreamworlds 3:  Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video”, explores how cultural ideas of masculinity and feminity are influenced by the normalizing images we see in popular music videos.  It further observes the social implications these images may have in terms of male homosexuality and racism.

The film was written and narrated by Sut Jhally, a Communication professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He is also the founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF), through which the film is produced.

The DVD is available for viewing in the Emmanuel Media Office, located in the library.  For a preview, click here.

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