Compromising Positions: Race and Sex in Advertising


KBOO is a proud co-sponsor of:

Bitch Media, the Portland-based nonprofit organization that publishes the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, in cooperation with PSU’s Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department, presents:

Compromising Positions: Race and Sex in Advertising

A Mad World Intergenerational Community Forum

June 1, 2010 / 6:30pm

Portland State University Smith Memorial Ballroom
1825 SW Broadway, Portland

Admission: Free and open to the public

Advertising is meant to tell us what to buy, but it often ends up telling us who we’re supposed to be. How does ethnicity interfere with these messages? How do these messages skew our understanding of race? Sex sells, but who is it selling out? Join Bitch Media and a panel of interdisciplinary scholars from Portland State University as we explore these issues.

Compromising Positions is presented by Bitch Media as a part of the Mad World virtual symposium, a project that aims to generate discussion about how advertising informs our identities and ideas about gender by providing opportunities for dialogue and education on these topics through intergenerational community forums, interactive blogs, podcasts, reading groups and articles in Bitch.

Founded in 1996, Bitch Media is a Portland-based nonprofit, reader-supported 501(c)(3) multimedia organization whose mission is to provide and encourage an empowered, feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. Bitch’s most well-known program is the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and the organization’s other programs include the blog and podcasts at

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