Lecture by Hesse-Biber at Boston College Nov. 11

“Caught Up in the Cult of Thinness: How Can We Love and Respect Our Bodies?”

A lecture by Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Ph.D.

*Monday, November 11, 2013*

*Boston College, Stokes Hall Auditorium (Stokes South, Room 195)*

As part of Boston College’s Love Your Body Week, Professor Sharlene
Hesse-Biber, Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and author
of *The Cult of Thinness*, will explore the social, political, and economic
pressures women face in a weight-obsessed society and the intense,
day-to-day involvement that the pursuit of thinness demands. The lecture
will evaluate a range of therapies and personal and collective
actions available to women, as well as discuss new frameworks for
envisioning femininity and personal power. The lecture will be followed by a book

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