Panel on Popular Culture: 50 Shades of Grey
Feb 26, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
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50 Shades of Grey has sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. With talks of a movie based on the book, it has become an important piece of popular culture which must be examined. It has been celebrated by some as a new example of sex positivity for women. Others have denied that it has a positive message, or that it's at least a mixed message.
The Women's Center would like to invite you to critically explore why 50 Shades of Grey is so popular. Our guest panelists will explore how 50 Shades of Grey is and is not an example of sex-positivity and how the book has fostered discussion about BDSM. We will ask whether the novel is successful in reaching out to new feminists, and/or if the book models unhealthy, abusive relationships counter-intuitive to feminism.
Dr. Kathleen Corley, Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Susan Rensing, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and History
Dr. Liz Cannon, Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center
Ashley Lamers, UW Oshkosh Alum