[OPE-L] Trendy con-thinking about pornographic capitalism - raunch or staunch?

From: Jurriaan Bendien (adsl675281@TISCALI.NL)
Date: Wed Apr 11 2007 - 16:02:32 EDT

Ariel Levy
Female Chauvinist Pigs

12 April 2007

The John Adams Institute is proud to present a lecture with:
Ariel Levy

Author Ariel Levy and regular contributor to The New York Times, The
Washington Post and Vogue, joins us for a lecture on her latest book, Female
Chauvinist Pigs.

A bold, piercing examination of how twenty-first century American society
perceives sex and women. The book cleverly leads us to explore the role
models women aspire to emulate. Levy argues that rather than pursuing the
confident, self-determined, powerful, free ideal the women's liberation
movement would have dreamed for its daughters, we have turned porn stars and
strippers and prostitutes into icons.

Asking "what does sexy mean today?", Levy argues that the term is defined by
a pervasive raunch culture wherein women make sex objects of other women and
of ourselves.

Levy was called "feminism's newest and most provocative voice, brilliantly
laying bare the contradictions and evasions and self-deceptions that pass
for empowerment" by Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping

Heleen Mees, New York based columnist of NRC Handelsblad and author of the
upcoming book "Weg met het deeltijd feminisme! Over vrouwen, ambitie en
carriere", will moderate the evening.

In cooperation with J.M. Meulenhoff Uitgevers (De opkomst van de
bimbo-cultuur) and Odeon.

Moderator: Heleen Mees (NRC Handelsblad)
When:12 April 2007, 8pm
Where: Odeon - Singel 460 Amsterdam
Admission: JAI members ?12,50 - Discount ?7,50

(I am not going, because I have another engagement, but it would have been


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