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Public Lecture - The Ties that Bind Us: Unraveling Female Beauty Standards
“The Ties that Bind Us: Unraveling Female Beauty Standards”
Part of the Providence University College Public Lecture Series 2014, a community service for the general public. Admission is free – no registration is required.
The current cultural standards of female physical beauty have become as extreme as they are artificial. Yet they retain the power to bind both body and spirit, stifling the possibility of a secure sense of self, and resulting in harms ranging from the sexualization of young girls, to eating disorders, to the distortion of authentic sexual relationship. We will examine the historical processes by which these standards have evolved to the present day, and their consequences for girls and women as well as boys and men, making this topic as relevant for men as it is for women. Having understood the nature and scope of the problem, finding a redemptive way forward is possible.
Location: Eastman Education Centre - Steinbach
10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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