In 2013, seventeen-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons took her own life. The Halifax teenager had been gang-raped a year and a half earlier by her classmates and labeled a "slut" as a result. Despite transferring schools many times, she could not escape constant cyber harassment and in-person bullying. Rehtaeh's is not the only story like this to make headlines in recent years.
Why is the sexual shaming of girls and women, especially sexual assault victims, still so prevalent in the United States and Canada?
Through interviews with sexuality experts, advocates, and media figures, UnSlut: A Documentary Film explores the causes and manifestations of sexual shaming in North America and offers immediate and long-term goals for personal, local, and institutional solutions.
The Fem Flicks Film Series is a joint effort of the UNT Women’s Studies Program, the UNT Multicultural Center and the UNT Media Library. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Select events will be accompanied by a guest lecturer.
Kiki February 28 | 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, Room 140
Anita March 21 | 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, Room 140
UnSlut April 18 | 12 pm | Willis Library Forum, Room 140