Conference 934: How do digital media shape the image of women?
On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Consulate has invited experts to talk about the misrepresentation of women in digital media and to discuss ongoing efforts to give a more accurate and diverse vision of women in digital media.
Too often, women and girls are objectified and sexualized on the internet, which has contributed to an increase in the verbal and psychological abuse women face online.
Several organizations, collectives and activists are working on raising public awareness of this issue.
Among them, Art+Feminism, a collective co-founded by Jacqueline Mabey, regularly organizes « Edit-a-thons » events, during which volunteers write or edit biographies of women scientists and artists on Wikipedia.
Kestia Mutombo, a 23-year-old feminist and cyber-activist, co-founded “Féministes contre le cyberharcèlement” (Feminists against Cyber-harassment), a French organization which also fights against cyber-harassment by partenring with local organization and by popularizing feminist notions such as “intersectional feminism”.
Jacqueline Mabey and Ketsia Mutombo will both come to the consulate to discuss the steps society can take to change the image of women in the digital age They will be joined by Marianne LaFrance, Phd of Psychology and Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University.
The conference is free and open to the public.
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Seats are limited.