She's With Me

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Anita Sarkeesian Lecture

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.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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