Reclaiming the P… Word: An initiative to combat sexual violence at Penn State

Oct 02, 2015
07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
State Theatre

A Penn State performance of the play "Reclaiming the P…Word," a riveting and award-winning work written and originally performed by students, faculty and staff at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, is an initiative to combat sexual violence on their campus. The play confronts the terms commonly used as insults and curses based on demeaning words for women's bodies (the "p..word" refers to such a slur) that distort gender relations and normalize the public denigration of women, and instead creates new languages for envisioning women's bodies, producing a resonant vision of power and pleasure.

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