Lecture | "The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship"
- On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 12:00
- Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College
Marilyn Yalom and Theresa Brown will talk about their new book, The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship--a study of the evolution of women as friends in the Western world. The authors chronicle shifting attitudes toward friendship--both female and male--from the Bible and the Romans to the women's rights movement of the 1960's up to Sex and the City and Broad City. By adopting a cultural-historical approach, they trace a remarkable transformation of female friendship from near invisibility in the distant past to iconic prominence in the twenty-first century.
Presented by the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching Research and Engagement and the Department of English, Arts and Humanities, Claremont Graduate University
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Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College