Final Showing in Sexism | Cinema Series This Week

The spring 2016 series comes to an end with a showing of “Bridesmaids.”

WHAT: Texas Tech University Women’s Studies Program, Alamo Drafthouse, International Film Series and Risk Intervention & Safety Education presents “Bridesmaids,” the final film in the spring 2016 Sexism | Cinema Film Series.

Elizabeth Sharp, associate professor in human development and family studies, will lead a discussion following the film.

The Sexism | Cinema series considers how sexism is rooted, recognized and challenged in the media. Each film in the series was selected by Texas Tech faculty members and featured female protagonists to view and discuss following the showing.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday (May 4)

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

WHO: The film is open to the public and admission is $3. A complete list of the films shown in the series can be found here.

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CONTACT:  Elizabeth Sharp, associate professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8652 or; Dana Weiser, assistant professor, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4912 or

Women's Studies Program

Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.