Snow College | Gender Studies Events
Beards and Masculinity
- "It's been almost a year since an Australian university study declared that we have
reached 'Peak Beard,' and that the ubiquitous accessory to male hipster faces was
expected to begin a decline. Are beards just another waning fashion trend, or is there
a stronger cultural undercurrent? What meaning have cultures attached to beards over
the course of history? Is the current 'lumbersexual' movement a reaction to feminism,
a longing for simpler times, or even a phase of human evolution? Please join proud
beard owner and Snow College student Morgan Aldous for an evening discussion about
all this and more!”
- What is Title IX? Who is Snow College’s Title IX Coordinator? What constitutes sexual
harassment, and what should you do about it? What exactly is consent? Come learn
the answers to these and many more questions about Title IX.
Three-Part Film Series: Half the Sky
- “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide includes a
four-hour film broadcast in the United States and abroad, shot in 10 countries: Cambodia,
Kenya, India, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Liberia and
the U.S. Traveling with intrepid reporter Nicholas Kristof and A-list celebrity advocates
America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde,
the series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult
circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them. Their intimate, dramatic
and immediate stories of struggle reflect viable and sustainable options for empowerment
and offer an actionable blueprint for transformation.”
- This will be shown over the course of three evenings: Thursday, August 28th, Thursday,
September 4th, and Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 pm in the Karen Huntsman Library
Film: The Light in Her Eyes
- “Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur’an school for girls
in Damascus 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in
a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is under way—women are claiming
space within the mosque. Shot right before the uprising in Syria erupted, The Light
in Her Eyes offers an extraordinary portrait of a leader who challenges the women
of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.”
- This film will be shown Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm in the Karen Huntsman Library
Film: Good Hair
- “Chris Rock visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories
and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks,
sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community in this exposé of comic
proportions that only he could pull off. A raucous adventure prompted by Rock’s daughter
approaching him and asking, "Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”, GOOD HAIR shows
Chris Rock engaging in frank, funny conversations with hair-care professionals, beauty
shop and barbershop patrons, and celebrities including Ice-T, Nia Long, Paul Mooney,
Raven Symoné, Dr. Maya Angelou, Salt-N-Pepa, Eve and Reverend Al Sharpton – all while
he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter's question.”
- This film will be shown on Thursday, November 13th at 7:00 pm in the Karen Huntsman
Dr. Deepika Papneja
- We are pleased to welcome to Snow College Dr. Deepika Papneja, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence
from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She will be on Ephraim
campus this week and presenting at tomorrow's gender studies event as well as Thursday's
convocation. We invite you to attend one or both events and take advantage of this
unique opportunity to learn more about India from our guest.
When: March 11th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Where: Karen Huntsman Library Conference Room, room 307
Film Tough Guise
- "… the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible.
Jackson Katz argues that widespread violence in American society… needs to be understood
as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity."
- Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm. Karen Humanities, Room 164
Film Miss Representation
- The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the
underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.
- September 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm. Karen Huntsman Library, Room 101 B.
Film Into The Scrum
- A short experimental documentary that takes an intimate look into the complex and
physical world of the Oberlin College women’s rugby team.
- December 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Karen Huntsman Library, Room 101 A.
A Halloween Costume Party hosted by the Gender Studies Initiative
Come dressed up in your favorite gendered costume, ready to discuss costumes, stereotypes,
October 29th, 2013 at 4:00 pm in the Greenwood Student Center Commons. Light refreshments
will be provided.
March 2012 Women's History Month Three-Part Film Series: Makers: Women Who Make America.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
Karen Huntsman Library, Room 101A