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Is university life becoming more sexist?

Starts: 14 March 2013

Is university life becoming more sexist?

Are social networking sites and student entertainment events such as Carnage creating spaces where laddish behaviour is encouraged and women are expected to act confident, fit and constantly up for it? Is the increasing use of sexualised images to sell leisure and entertainments on campus and online reinforcing narrow, limited roles for women and men? What do you feel about the student culture on and off campus? Are we moving forward with liberalising public space for women and men or are we going backwards?

Come along and listen to a variety of opinions and air your views in this question and answer session.

Panel members

Rhiannon Hedge (NUS Wales Women's Officer) - 'Lad culture on campus and the role of social media'

Melanie Morgan  (SOCSI doctoral student) -  'Working class mature student mothers'

Emma Carragher (SOCSI undergraduate student) - 'Sexism in the student union elections'

Alison Parken (SOCSI Research Associate) - 'An historical view of sexism at university'

Sam Bishop (MA Newport University) - 'Being male on a female-dominated course'

Lucy Sims (SOCSI PhD) - 'Student Nightclub dancers'

Eventbrite - Is university life becoming more sexist?

4.30pm drinks reception for a 5pm start

Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

Other information

Open To: Public
Staff and Students


Sponsored by: Sexualities and Gender Research Group