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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

It Was Just a Joke: Misogynistic Humor Perpetuating Rape Culture on College Campuses

This presentation focuses on ways students on college campuses reproduce and sustain rape culture through humor. Sexist jokes are generally accepted on college campuses. This trend in college-educated individuals devaluing and debasing women is a growing problem. This presentation analyzes how we can use offensive behavior to deploy feminisms that correct this cultural phenomenon of humorous misogyny and patent acceptance of anti-feminist jokes to derail the prevalence of rape culture on college campuses.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Emily Scrivani (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Women and Gender Studies
Location: 127 Hartwell
Time: 9:30 am Session I