Wine & Wisdom – Should I Still Watch This Show? Pop Culture in the #MeToo Era


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Amy Peloff, an affiliate assistant professor of gender, women, and sexuality studies at the University of Washington, is this week’s presenter.
Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of Basalt Cellars Wine (906 Port Drive) at a 15% discount to enjoy at home while you watch the program.  More information on the speaker and program can be found on the calendar at humanties.org.

Program will be presented on Zoom.  Registration and Zoom link info coming soon.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, in which dozens of high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry have been accused of harassment or abuse, many of us are asking: “Should I still be watching this?”

Explore the cultural and economic issues inherent in consuming entertainment made by people whose behaviors we find questionable, distasteful, or even criminal. Media and feminism scholar Amy Peloff will ask important questions including: How do we weigh the cultural value of art against the behavior of the individual creating it? What do we think accountability in the #MeToo movement should look like? Do the decisions we make around our pop culture consumption even matter?