Women In Anime
Why is Sailor Moon so sexy? Japanese "anime" -- or animation -- is known for its very alluring young female cartoon figures. Feminist scholars have debated the meaning of this imagery. Is it an example of what one critic calls "raunch culture" or is there something empowering and liberated about these images? Does it reflect the sexual inequality of Japanese culture? Why is it so popular with Americans -- young and old, male and female? The Center for Women's and Gender Studies presents a lecture on "Women in Anime" by Ms. Denise Levereaux, a feminist blogger and domestic abuse victim advocate in Spartanburg. The lecture will be followed by questions and discussion from the audience. "Women in Anime" is free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
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