Sexism | Cinema
Sexism | Cinema: 50 Years on the Silver Screen
In 1965, a half century ago, the term "sexism" was coined. In light of this historical marker, Alamo Drafthouse and Texas Tech University have partnered to create an engaged scholarship film series which considers how sexism is embedded, endorsed, and/or challenged in the cinema. How far have we come? How far do we have to go? Selected films feature women-identified protagonists. The films are followed by a 30-minute discussion led by and expert guest speakers or Texas Tech faculty. We encourage all members of the TTU and Lubbock community to attend.
The Sexism|Cinema engaged scholarship project is organized by Dr. Dana Weiser, Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Dr. Don Lavigne, Dr. Allison Whitney, Dr. Jess Smith, and Dr. Mike Borshuk.
Visit our website: https://www.sexismcinema.com/ to learn more about the series and check out our upcoming schedule!
You can also learn more about the Sexism|Cinema series through our publications:
Borshuk, M., Lavigne, D. E., Sharp, E. A., Smith, J. E., Weiser, D. A., & Whitney, A. (2023). Red carpet radicals: Public feminist scholarship and the Sexism|Cinema film series. In A. Dove-Viebahn & C. Baker (Eds.). Public Feminisms: From Academy to Community. Amherst, MA: Lever Press. https://www.fulcrum.org/epubs/8623j146w?locale=en#/6/22[ch11]!/4/2[c3]/2/2/2[p19]/1:0
Purcell, J. K., Oldham, C. R., Weiser, D. A., & Sharp, E. A. (2017). Lights, camera, activism: Community based film-series as response to campus sexual violence. Family Relations, 66, 139-153. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12228