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Kama Sutra
Lecture presented by Wendy Donniger, a leading scholar of myth, mythology, and Hinduism. In this lecture she discusses the main facets of Kama Sutra, dispelling the myths that it is just about sex and sexuality.

Kay Boyle
Part of the Lannan Library Film Series. Kay Boyle (1902-1992), who had published more than 30 books of fiction, criticism and poetry, was an eloquent advocate for human rights in her work life. This program documents the final public reading by an exemplary artist and activist. Kay Boyle read from Other Poems and Testament for My Students. (60 min. 1989)

Kenya – Where Women Rule
Domestic violence against women is rife among the Samburu in Kenya. In Samburu culture the women do all the work, including building the homes, herding, collecting firewood and water and caring for the children. In the 1980′s and 90′s two hundred women from the tribe claimed they were raped by men from a nearby British army base. The Samburu men rejected them, whipped them and threw them out of their homes. In 1990 a small group of these stigmatized women decided to band together and create their own village. Under the leadership of one woman, Rebecca Lollosoli, their village has prospered, taking advantage of the income from tourism. The Samburu men have tried to sabotage the tourist business and have also mounted raids on the village. Finally, the Samburu men’s chief tried to effect a reconciliation, but the women vehemently rejected his proposal. The are clearly enjoying the advantages of independence. DVD format, 20 minutes.

Killing Us Softly 3
Jean Kilbourne’s pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning films Killing Us Softly (1979) and Still Killing Us Softly (1987) have influenced millions of college and high school students across two generations and on an international scale. In this important new film, Kilbourne reviews if and how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last twenty years, using over 160 ads and commercials. (34 min. 1999) *Please note this video is for classroom use and can only be reserved by an instructor. Students can feel free to view the film here in 101 Fernald upon reservation. Call 581-1228 for more information.

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity.  The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes—images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.  By bringing Kilbourne’s groundbreaking analysis up-to-date, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence. (2010, 45 minutes, DVD)

Kypseli: Women and Men Apart — A Divided Reality
The village of Kypseli, located on the Greek island of Thera, is one where women and men live together, yet apart. Following a centuries-old tradition, everything has been designated as either male or female: buildings, rooms, animals, tools. That which is male is believed to represent strength and goodness; that which is female is considered unclean and potentially disruptive. The filmmakers examine the effect this segregation has on female and male villagers’ perceptions of both their own and the opposite sex. (40 min.)

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