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New Manifestations and Conceptualizations of Gender-Based Violence

November 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A talk by Ruth Lewis, associate professor of social sciences at Northumbria University.

Never before has there been such a loud, public conversation about gender-based violence (GBV). The #MeToo movement — born of feminist responses to numerous high profile cases of abusive men in sport, religion and entertainment — has propelled men’s sexually abusive behavior into the public realm as never before. At the same time, we are seeing new manifestations of violence such as online misogyny and digitally manipulated sexualized images, as well as emerging conceptualizations of behaviors that have only recently been recognized as violent expressions of gendered inequalities. Changes in the social, economic and cultural contexts have enabled new manifestations of GBV to emerge, while feminist activism has resulted in a broadening of public constructs of harm through broader conceptualizations of GBV. This talk will examine these recent developments, exploring what these new conceptualizations tell us about the achievements of feminism to date, and about contemporary gender regimes.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required as seating will be first-come, first-served.

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November 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Norman Smith Hall, Room 107
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Laurie Cartier