Marketers are increasingly using Retro Sexism to sell products. This form of advertising uses irony and humour as a way to distance itself from the sexist and/or racist representations and stereotypes they perpetuate.
Retro Sexism (n.): Modern attitudes and behaviors that mimic or glorify sexist aspects of the past, often in an ironic way.
Conference Goal: To bring health and technology professionals together with youth, parents and community leaders to advance sexual health for youth and young adults.
There are four Tracks for abstract submission:
New or continued work in the area of sexual health and new media, with lessons learned in the field, interactive examples, and any promising results.
Research data and analysis about effective programs in preventing HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancies, or unhealthy relationships among youth or young adults.
Learnings and how-to sessions for professionals around a particular form of technology, such as social networking, geo-location tools, mobile apps, etc. Submitters should showcase their expertise through examples of successful technology applications in the sexual health field.
I’m A…XYZ professional.
Submissions should be descriptions of your job or profession, along with examples of how you interact with professional in other fields, cross-discipline, and with youth, and why your role is key to program success. (Examples: Epidemiologist, Usability tester, Social marketing guru, etc.)
This call for work from Paradigm Shift deals with body image in the media and cultural terms. -arvan
Call for guest blog, video, and graphic art submissions in preparation for Paradigm Shift’s next event:
BODYTYPEDshort films on perfection
Screening & Discussion Featuring
JESSE EPSTEIN, Sundance award-winning Filmmaker
BODYTYPED is a series of short films about body image, media, and cultural identity that will be combined to make a feature documentary. The films use humor to raise serious concerns about the marketplace of commercial illusion and unrealizable standards of physical perfection.
WETDREAMSANDFALSEIMAGES When Dee-Dee the barber learns about the art of photo-retouching, he may never look at his “wall of beauty” the same way again. Short Subject Jury Award, 2004 Sundance Film Festival
THEGUARANTEE A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent nose and the effect if has on his career. Best Short Film, 2007 Newport International Film Festival
34×25×36 A look at mannequins, religion, and perfection. SXSW, Full Frame, True/False, National PBS Broadcast on POV
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18th at 6:30 pm Just outside the Feminist District The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th & 9th Ave.) Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Times Square
Submission Deadline- August 22 Use these prompts as guidelines for submissions; essays, poetry, and artwork in all forms accepted:
- the effect of stereotypes on bodies
- body image and health
- expectations that friends and family have of our bodies
- how appearances intersect with gender and sexuality
- the portrayal of bodies in the media
- body empowerment
- social acceptance versus personal acceptance
Submit responses to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include how you would like to be credited (name, anonymous etc). Video submissions- please submit YouTube private link. Email subject line: Your Name- Blog post- 3/30 Event.