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Reversing the norm of slut shaming and gender-based discrimination: ‘UnSlut: A Documentary Film’

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada?

UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and devastating effects of gender-based discrimination and what is often called “slut shaming” in the United States and Canada. Featuring six women who have experienced sexual shaming as well as insights from sexuality experts, advocates, and media figures, this documentary offers crucial perspectives and sets goals for personal, local, and institutional solutions.

The Spokane County Library District is screening the documentary at three libraries. After each viewing, a panel discussion will take place with local experts, writers, and podcasters from Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Spokane Feminist Forum, Spokane Crime Victims Service Center, Sexual Assault & Family Trauma (SAFeT) Response Center, OutSpokane, and others.

UnSlut: A Documentary Film, Plus Panel Discussion

CHENEY
Wednesday, Feb 15, 6–7:30pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Thursday, Feb 16, 6–7:30pm

MORAN PRAIRIE
Monday, Feb 27, 6–7:30pm

The UnSlut Project promotes gender equality, sex positivity, and comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education for all ages. It is a collaborative space for sharing stories and creating awareness about sexual bullying, “slut” shaming, and related issues. Resources for anyone who has been slut-shamed or bullied are available at http://www.unslutproject.com/resources.html

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