How Is Taking Off Your Clothes a Feminist Act?

  • Taboo Tabou 843 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States

Porn. Erotic Dancing. Prostitution. Hollywood Films. Advertising. The Internet. In this media saturated culture, women's bodies are a constant topic of conversation and observation. Modern women have begun to claim these spaces as their own has but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference between empowerment and the patriarchy. Who's decides? Join professor and performer Alicia Swiz for an intimate performance and dialogue about body politics, the culture of shame in America and the male gaze.

Alicia Swiz is an interdisciplinary artist and educator with a critical eye and a feminist heart. An alumna of the UNC-Greensboro Women’s and Gender Studies program, Alicia currently resides in Chicago, IL where she is an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Harold Washington College. Alicia writes about film and feminism for The Frisky, Chicago Literati, and The Daily Dot. You can find her on the stage or on the internet facilitating dialogue that engages audiences in thinking critically about gender and media. Sometimes she’s funny and sometimes she’s not. Say hi! @popgoesalicia

Join us at our new space at 843 W. Belmont @ 7:30 for refeshments and treats as well as some one-on-one attention with our sales associates and sexual educators. Purchase your ticket ahead of time @10 dollars- tickets will be $15 the night of.