Cornell College Events
Thursday, March 8th (link)
|11:00 am-1:00 pm||International Women's Day Event Thomas Commons|
Thursday, March 8, is International Women's Day, a very important holiday in Russia. To celebrate, the Russian Club invites you to make paper flowers for the important women in your life on the OC from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
|11:15 am-11:45 am||Peer Education Information Session Thomas Commons|
Do you want to improve the well-being of Cornell students or learn and educate others about substance use, sexual assault, or suicide prevention? Peer Educators will provide mental health and wellness information on these topics to students through discussions, interactive presentations, and other outreach starting in Fall 2012. To learn more about the program and how to apply, come to an information session (5:30-6 p.m. on March 6 in Shaw; 4:15-4:45 p.m. on March 7 in Shaw; or 11:15-11:45 a.m. on March 8 in Harlan). Applications can be picked up at these sessions or at the Counseling Center's front desk in Ebersole; they are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Media Board The Commons|
A committee of the college that monitors, guides and advises the students who lead The Cornellian, the Royal Purple, and KRNL-FM.
|7:30 pm-9:00 pm||"The Purity Myth" Documentary Screening Thomas Commons|
The United States is obsessed with virginity; from the media, to schools, to government agencies. "The Purity Myth" is an important and timely critique about why this is so, and why it's problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman's worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti takes on issues ranging from abstinence-only education to pornography and exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure. Importantly, she also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframe the idea of "losing it." With Valenti's balance of intelligence and wit, "The Purity Myth" presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that valuing girls and women for their sexuality needs to stop, and outlines a new vision for how it can happen.
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