Fem Flicks Film Series: UnSlut

Submitted by jwk0084 on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:15am
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In 2013, seventeen-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life. The Halifax teenager had been gang-raped a year and a half earlier by her classmates and labeled a "slut" as a result. Despite transferring schools many times, she could not escape constant cyber harassment and in-person bullying. Rehtaeh's is not the only story like this to make headlines in recent years.

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada?

Through interviews with sexuality experts, advocates and media figures, UnSlut: A Documentary Filmexplores the causes and manifestations of sexual shaming in North America and offers immediate and long-term goals for personal, local, and institutional solutions. 

The Fem Flicks Film Series is a joint effort of the UNT Women’s Studies Program, the UNT Multicultural Center and the UNT Media Library. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Select events will be accompanied by a guest lecturer.

Location: 
Willis 140, The Forum
Event open to: 
Open to the public
Ticket Price: 
$0.00
Department or Sponsor: 
Media Library
Contact Name: 
Media Library
Contact Email: 
medialibrary@unt.edu
Contact Phone: 
940-565-2480
Expected Attendance: 
Less Than 100