Not My Reality: How Reality TV Distorts Women and What You Can Do About It
Not My Reality:
How Reality TV Distorts Women and What You Can Do About It
Women In Media & News (WIMN) and NOW-NYC (National Organization for Women, NYC)
537 West 59th St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019
Thursday, September 18, 12:00-2:00 pm
Multimedia presentation, Panel Discussion and MNN Broadcast
Bachelors with former restraining orders, plastic surgery competitions, women as stupid, shallow, or "slutty" gold-diggers... such is life in reality TV, where product placement advertisers and network producers manufacture biased caricatures of women and people of color for millions of viewers every night. Reality TV carefully crafts and edits series' narratives to reinforce some of our culture's most regressive stereotypes. How are these negative portrayals of gender and race seeping into everyday life, and what is the impact for women and people of color? It's time for a reality check.
When: Thursday, September 18, 12:00-2:00 pm
Sponsored By: Women In Media & News (WIMN) and NOW-NYC (National Organization for Women, NYC)
Panelists: Jennifer L. Pozner, Executive Director, WIMN; Sonia Ossorio, President, NOW-NYC, and moderator Patricia Jerido, WIMN's Voices blogger and Executive Director, GoLeft.org
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network — MNN, 537 West 59th St. (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY 10019
RSVP: Seats are limited at the MNN studio, so RSVP today with a suggested $15 donation to reserve your spot, or call NOW-NYC at 212-627-9895 (and tell them you heard about the program from WIMN's Voices). All donations will go to support the programs of Women In Media & News and NOW-NYC Service Fund; please note that no one will be turned away from this event based on inability to pay, and donations are sliding scale.