LU-MRRL Lecture Series: Women's Media Representation, the Digital Era, and the Great Double Bind

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This talk will focus on women's representation among the entertainment media economy in the current sociopolitical moment.

Dr. Mick Brewer, assistant professor of communications, will discuss how feminist discourses concerning body positivity, bodily autonomy, and gender expression are creating both liberating possibilities and, simultaneously, constraining hurdles for the ways aging women are positioned in mainstream entertainment and, subsequently, socially sanctioned to age "appropriately."

Specific attention will be paid to this unique double-bind faced by middle-aged and "aging" women, implications, and best practices moving forward for entertainment media creators and consumers.