"The Purity Myth" ScreeningJanuary 27, 2015 at 67:30 p.m.

Time: January 27, 2015 at 67:30 p.m.

Free pizza will be provided at 6pm to the first 100 people to arrive!
Many thanks to CAB for co-sponsoring this screening with Building Bridges.
The film is 45 minutes long and will begin at 6:15, and a lively discussion will follow in Nobel 121.

This alternately humorous and infuriating film is an adaptation of pioneering feminist blogger and Building Bridges' second Keynote Speaker Jessica Valenti's bestselling book:

"It makes a powerful case that evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative activists have been using irrational fears around young women's sexuality to undermine women's autonomy and roll back women's rights. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from 'purity balls' and the abstinence movement to right-wing attacks on Planned Parenthood and women's reproductive health care, Valenti targets the persistent patriarchal assumption that men know what's best for women -- and that a woman's worth depends on what she does, or does not do, sexually. The result is a timely and clarifying look at the relationship between women's equality, women's sexuality, and a reactionary political movement that is working on multiple fronts to undermine both. Ideal for courses in women's studies, women's health issues, gender studies, and contemporary politics."