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      June 26, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      1205 Washington Avenue
      Miami Beach, Florida 33139

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      Tea & Sex: Women, Nudity, and Empowerment

      Tea & Sex is a monthly event that explores a variety of topics related to human sexuality. This month, join us for a roundtable discussion exploring women, nudity, and empowerment. In March of 2016, Kim Kardashian faced backlash for posting a nude selfie. She was accused of lacking self-respect and criticized for contributing to the belief that all a woman has to offer is how she looks, instead of her talent, intelligence, ambition, strength, work ethic, etc. In response, Kardashian explained that she feels empowered by her body, sexuality, and feeling comfortable in her own skin. She wrote, "I don't do drugs, I hardly drink, I've never committed a crime - and yet I'm a bad role model for being proud of my body?"In a piece for Elephant Journal, writer Sara Sophia Eisenman argued that this controversy points to a double standard:"People are concerned that it is shallow of a woman to focus solely on her external appearance, and yet every famous (almost unfailingly male) artist since forever has portrayed the nude female body as his most treasured subject. [...] It’s deep, and it’s sublime, and it’s spiritual, and it’s high art, when a male artist portrays a naked woman, but when a woman takes a photo of herself that very same female form becomes dangerous, slutty, and narcissistic? And, when there is a basically nude ad of a model selling a product, that is somehow more acceptable than a woman with a phone in her hand admiring her own beauty?"So, is nudity empowering or is modesty empowering? Is it wrong for a woman to attract attention through her appearance and sexuality? Can a woman who celebrates and profits from her image and sexuality be considered a good role model? Why or why not? What's the difference between a woman admiring her own beauty and a beautiful woman being featured in an advertisement or an art piece? Does a similar double standard exist for men? Where does the Free the Nipple movement fit in in all of this? This and more will be discussed. Come join us! Tickets include light refreshments and admission to museum galleries. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! Price goes up to $20 at the door.  Made possible by the generosity of the International Institute of Clinical Sexology. WEAM is grateful for their support of our programming. 

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