Rural women

In February we gathered at the WeAre Clinic in Brainerd and hosted a conversation about objectification of women and women's bodies.  Our Strong Women focus groups are led by facilitator Laura Connelly and supported by the MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Focus Group Topic, Exploring Objectification: Any Objections to Being Objectified?

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Today we heard a conversation about many conversations between women invited to participate in our Strong Women segment.  These are the ideas we began with:

What are our cultural assumptions about women’s relationship with power, influence and authority and how does this show up in the way we talk?

The position women are placed in the socially defined hierarchy of power impacts and affects all aspects of our lives, our thoughts, our passions, the way we conduct ourselves, the way we talk and also the conduct of others towards us.