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“Project Brainwash” takes a hard look at how reality TV represents women

Jennifer Pozner discusses
Jennifer Pozner

In “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women,” Jennifer Pozner takes a fierce, funny, and in-depth look at how reality TV affects our beliefs, our behavior, and our culture. She will give her presentation at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Pozner, Executive Director of Women in Media and News, discusses how reality TV has erased all signs that the women’s rights, civil rights, and gay and lesbian rights movements ever occurred. She explains that the picture of America displayed through the lens of shows like “The Bachelor” and “America’s Next Top Model” is profoundly warped. The masterminds of reality TV have created a world in which women not only have no real choices–they don’t want any. Pozner reveals who is creating this pop cultural backlash against women’s rights, who is profiting from it, and why.

This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

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