Vanessa Grigoriadis: Blurred Lines
Wednesday September 6: 6:30PM – 7:30PM
In the new sexual revolution that is erupting across modern America, college students are often the ones basked in the limelight.. Young women are combating entrenched sexism while celebrating their own sexual experience more freely than ever before. Young men continue to become "woke" and treat women with the respect they deserve, while other men continue to perpetuate the mire of misogyny. In these concentrated areas of rapid change, confusion and miscommunication are both rampant concerning the issue of sex on campus.
Vanessa Grigoriadis is working to clear up the confusion by going to schools large and small, immersing herself in their social world, and speaking candidly with dozens of students – among them, both accusers and accused-- as well as faculty, parents, and researchers. Her groundbreaking investigation reveals a number of modern truths about college life. She reveals the times and settings most dangerous for women (beware the “red zone”); she demystifies the slew of conflicting statistics concerning campus rape; she makes a strong case that not all “sexual assault” should legally be considered assault; and she offers compelling, if controversial, advice on how schools, students, and parents can make college a safer, richer experience for everyone. The culmination of her engaging, fly-on-the-wall reportage is a revolutionary chronicle of how the rules of sex and power are being re-written, starting on college campuses.
Vanessa Grigoradis is a contributing editor at the New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, specializing in pop culture, youth movements, and crime reporting. She is a National Magazine Award winner and has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, Dateline, and Investigation/Discovery shows.
This event is a part of the Strand Takes a Stand series, which focuses on programming that encourages awareness, activism, and education on current events and issues.