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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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Ruth Hatchette McBrayer's Peach Farming Odyssey3/18/2008 12:00:00 PM
Ruth Hatchette McBrayer's Peach Farming Odyssey 2008 03 18 The Center for Women's and Gender Studies continues its "Women In" Lecture Series with a celebration of South Carolina womens' history. Dr. Melissa Walker, a history professor at Converse College,
You are my Everything: Women in Codependent Relationships2/14/2008 1:00:00 PM
The Center for Women's and Gender Studies celebrates Valentine's Day by examining destructive patterns in relationships, as well as suggesting more healthy relationship sytles.
Girlfight: Women in Competition with Each Other1/30/2008 12:00:00 PM
Departing from the widespread fascination with the cultural phenomenon of "mean girls" - usually a shallow stereotype of female aggression - this lecture and discussion will focus on the social and cultural roots of the conflicts between women on the field and the court.
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