Media critic Jennifer Pozner will discuss “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women” Sept. 10, 7 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Tyler Haynes Commons.

Pozner’s talk is the first of three in the 2012-13 speaker series sponsored by WILL and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. It is open to the public at no charge.

Pozner uses humor and razor-sharp analysis to expose what she calls “editing tricks and ideological agendas that producers and advertisers use to create a world in which women not only have no real choices, they don’t even want any.” Pozner pushes back against “reality” TV’s regressive stereotypes about women, men, love, beauty, race and class in America to reveal how unreal so-called “unscripted programming” really is.

Pozner is executive director of Women in Media & News (WIMN), a women’s media analysis, education and advocacy organization.

Other lectures in the 2012-13 series include:

  • Tricia Rose, “Hip Hop and Racial Storytelling in the Age of Obama,” Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
  • Courtney E. Martin, “Taking Back our Bodies, Our Media, Our Lives,” Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

For more information, call 804-289-8578.

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