Dr. Michele Meek joins Preventionist Deb Bonner to take a closer look at how the media portrays the idea of consent and sexuality. Dr. Meek is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies department at Bridgewater State University. She has written numerous articles for publications such as Ms. Magazine, Script Magazine, The Good Men Project, and Salon.com. In 2018, Dr. Meek gave a TEDx talk Why we’re confused about consent—rewriting our stories of seduction
Topics covered include:
What are some of the most harmful messages the media is sending about girls and women, and how are they being disguised?
What is the “flaw” in affirmative consent?
How is the idea of male consent addressed in the media and is that just as problematic
How do we change the social norms the media is perpetuating?
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