Sexism | Cinema Film Series Announces Fall Lineup

The films will be screened at the Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock.

Texas Tech University’s Women’s Studies Program will begin its fall Sexism | Cinema film series Wednesday (Sept. 7) to discuss how sexism is embedded, endorsed and/or challenged in the cinema.

The films feature female protagonists and will begin with a brief introduction before the screenings, followed by a 30-minute discussion led by Texas Tech faculty members and expert guest speakers.

The films selected for this series include:

All members of the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities are invited to attend, and admission is $3 for each film.

This series is sponsored by the Alamo Drafthouse, the Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech’s Risk Intervention and Safety Education department and the Texas Tech Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center.

CONTACT: Dana Weiser, assistant professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4912 or 

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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.