A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: January 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $5; buy tickets here
Wow! This is so exciting! Anita Sarkeesian, brilliant and brave feminist media critic, creator of Feminist Frequency, and consequent recipient of many a death threat, is coming to town! Get your tickets fast – this is likely to be a popular event.
The title of her lecture is “I’ll Make a Man Out of You: Redefining Strong Female Characters” and it is described as follows:
Over the past few decades there has been a significant increase in the number of television shows and movies that showcase female action heroes. These roles have helped transform and challenge historical representations of women in the mass media. But are these examples of Strong Female Characters or are they just replicating traditional masculine archetypes in a sexualized, female body? In this lecture, Anita Sarkeesian will deconstruct the Strong Female Character and argue for a new character archetype that supports feminist values and breaks out of traditional oppressive gender binaries in order to promote, encourage, and envision a more just society.