Coms Dept Hosts Senior Buzzfeed Writer, Dr. Anne Helen Petersen

The Communication Studies Department is hosting a guest Speaker, Dr. Anne Helen Petersen, who is a Senior Writer for Buzzfeed.  Her talk will focus on her book Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman.  The event takes place at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 in Science Bldg. 52, Rm. E27.

Dr. Petersen’s book includes 10 essays, each focusing on a famous woman (and, in one case, a pair of women) whose behavior provokes public outrage. The subjects include Hillary Clinton, Melissa McCarthy, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Caitlyn Jenner, Serena Williams and Lena Dunham. Critics of these individuals describe them as the women who won’t shut up, who’re too brazen, too opinionated, in short, too much. The conversation-starting book was named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2017 and one of Cosmopolitan’s “Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down This Summer.” This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, and seating is open.

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