Renowned media psychologist and writer Linda Papadopoulos will be speaking at our event, ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’, in conjunction with Candied Thinking, a social impact initiative that aims to bring about social change.
Papadopoulos has just written a report for the Home Office on the ‘Sexualisation of Young People’. The report particularly focuses on the role that the media play in this ’sexualisation’ and discusses the impact it is having on violence committed against women. Papadopoulos’ research has been well-documented in the press this past week and, in particular, her concerns surrounding young girls’ aspirations to become ‘wags’ and glamour models, including fears that girls are now only valued on their looks alone and how ‘desirable’ they are. Papadopoulos has also recommended that magazines use health warning labels on airbrushed images to ensure people are made aware that these ‘perfect’ ideals are completely unrealistic.
The discussion forum takes place at The New Players Theatre as part of the cultural festival ‘See You Next Tuesday’ (SYNT) in celebration of International Women’s Day. SYNT was conceived by the founders of V-Day London and is part of the global V-Day movement to end violence against women and children.
Funny Women and SYNT events:
11th March, 5.30-7.30pm