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MacKinnon Lecture Fills IPJ Theatre to Capacity


A highly anticipated lecture regarding sex trafficking, prostitution and sexual inequality drew crowds that filled the Joan B. Kroc Theatre as well as an overflow room. Author, legal practitioner and international icon Catherine MacKinnon opened her speech by proposing that “the main idea is that sexual abuse is gender based and it happens in a social context for social reasons.”

She elaborated in her Feb. 16 lecture that gender constructions in various third world countries metaphorically paint a target on men and women that says, “You can do this to me and I can do this to them.” She has traveled the world for 35 years trying to decipher sex crimes “under a banner of culture.” (Full Story on The Vista)

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