How Dehumanization and Objectification of Women in the Media Affects the Way We Communicate With One Another

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Date(s) - 03/16/2017
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How do the media and its depiction of women and young girls affect the way men and women communicate with one another? What effects do the media have on the choices females in this culture make for themselves and their future? Is there a link between objectification and violence in interpersonal relationships? These are just some of the questions that will be discussed in this 1-hour presentation.

Debbie Harner was born and raised in Washington, DC. Her family relocated to Parkersburg, WV when she was a teenager. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master of Arts Degree in Communication Studies with emphasis in Gender and Cross-Cultural Communication from West Virginia University. She is also a graduate of the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy. Debbie has taught courses in Communication Studies and Criminal Justice at the college level and has worked in the field of Juvenile Corrections. She has been serving as a full-time Student Service Specialist at West Virginia University at Parkersburg since December, 2016.

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