Sexualizing the 'Disposable' Woman

Mon. Nov. 30 07:00 PM - Mon. Nov. 30 09:00 PM
Contact: Alexa Potashnik (
Location: Eckhardt Grammate Hall

In association with the Canadian Federation of Students Consent Culture Campaign, we invite you to an evening of collaborative dialogue, storytelling and education around Consent Culture. Notions of what consent culture looks like and combating rape culture will be
circulated through a discussion of four panelists.

The title Sexualizing the ‘Disposable’ Woman attempts to create
awareness of women who are more vulnerable to sexual and gender-based
violence due to intersectional systemic oppressions. This conversation
goes beyond what ideals we hope to set for the campus environment but
moving towards a societal norm that will revoke systemic
discrimination towards marginalized women: i.e. women of colour,
indigenous women, women who are newcomers to Canada, disabled women,
women affected by povertyand women in the LGBTTQ Community.

The essentiality of this open conversation will generate focus on why
women of marginalization, historically have been more prone to
violence on multiple levels. Circulating through discourse of
colonization, misogyny and patriarchy, body shaming, slut shaming and
sexualization of women’s bodies from primitive stereotypes will be

The dialogue is in no way, shape or form there to insult or attack
anyone, but instead spark the importance of why discussions like this
need to happen more often and providing a safe space to do so.
Come and join the conversation on Monday, November 30th, 2015 from
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the University of Winnipeg, Eckhardt Gramatte
Hall (515 Portage Avenue, 3rd Floor Centennial Hall). Light
refreshments will be provided, for wheel chair associability use the
1st floor elevator Centennial Hall.

Panelists for the evening include:

Uzoma Asagwara
Adeline Bird
Autumn Crossman
Tasha Spillett

For more information please contact Alexa Potashnik at: or (204) 914-4149.

We look forward to see you there!

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