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Sunday Gathering: “Slut-Shaming In The Making: A Biological, Anthropological, and Psychological Research Findings” Vanessa Almazan
May 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Vanessa Almazan
Community Moment: Joshua Hyde
Musical Guest: TBD
Vanessa A. Almazan is a counselor and was a previous academic advisor at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She has a masters in Counseling and Guidance and a masters in Bilingual Education. She recieved her bachelor’s in Spanish. Her research interests are the following but, not limited to: slut-shaming, gender roles, and gender bullying.
“Perceptions of Slut-Shaming”
The purpose of this study was to understand the college students’ perceptions of slut-shaming discourse. The research indicated that there was a strong correlation between cultural expectations and slut-shaming. According to the results, the perceptions of slut-shaming are influenced by aspects such as: class, culture, media, gender, feminism, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality. Overall, college students were found to be on crossfire of slut-shaming discourse on a college campus. It was concluded, based on the research, the participants have significantly identified with judging a woman by the way she dresses. It is recommended that further research be devoted to slut-shaming perceptions in different: cultures, groups, regions, religions, organizations, media and institutions.Creating a multicultural awareness of this adverse social phenomenon will shed light on the subject and encourage more research to be done.
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