What: Digital Bodies, Gender, and Violence
Who: Tegan Zimmerman, Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Okanagan College
When: Tuesday, March 8, 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: EME 1202, Engineering, Management and Education Building, UBC Okanagan
To mark International Women’s Day, UBC Okanagan is hosting a talk about the proliferation of online and digital gendered violence and its effect on society.
Okanagan College Professor of English and Women’s Studies Tegan Zimmerman says it is imperative that gender theorists reconsider and assess the digital body as it is currently portrayed. Zimmerman will analyze instances of digital violence against women such as Photoshopped images in magazines, sexploitation on social media, and virtual rape in video games like Grand Theft Auto V.
This event, presented by UBC Okanagan’s Community, Culture and Global Studies unit, is free and open to the public. Pay parking is available on campus. A pizza social takes place directly afterwards.