Film: The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement

Submitted by seh0196 on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 4:54pm
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:00am to 2:00am

The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, filmmaker Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. (45 min)

The Fem Flicks Film Series begins its sixth season this year. The spring 2012 series includes four outstanding films that explore gender and the complex issues women face worldwide.

Location: 
Chilton Hall | Media Library | Room 111C
Event open to: 
Open to the public
Ticket Price: 
$0.00
Department or Sponsor: 
UNT Libraries
Contact Name: 
Sarah Herrera
Contact Email: 
sarah.herrera@unt.edu
Contact Phone: 
(940) 565-2480
Expected Attendance: 
Not Applicable