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That Really Twerks Me off! Sexualization, Hypersexualization and Sexual Expression of Young Women Today; Toronto Public Health

Toronto, Ontario
November 27, 2013

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, Members Lounge, 5100 Yonge Street
The media and internet uproar over Miley Cyrus' performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards has opened up conversations around "sexualization" to a broader analysis. What is sexualization/hypersexualization? Do we all understand these terms the same way? Who is considered a victim of it? What is the difference between sexualization and sexual expression? Is sexual expression a right or a privilege? What are the implications of race, gender and class on the issue?

Join us for a panel and discussion on these issues with our guest speakers:

  • Lyba Spring, Toronto-based Sexual Health Educator, Consultant and Blogger
  • Pam Johnson, Toronto-based activist, dancer, educator and member, OCAC
  • Additional Speaker, TBA