Discuss the gender politics of New Year’s dieting at next What? Wednesday event

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will sponsor a discussion led by Megan Swihart Jewell, instructor in the Department of English, as part of its What? Wednesday brown bag lunchtime program.

Jewell’s discussion, titled “Understanding Resolutions: The Gender Politics of New Year’s Dieting” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Thwing Center’s Spartan Room.

The discussion will explore self-regulation and deadlines, body image and the media, narratives of physical health, and cultural and personal perceptions of “thinness” and “fatness.”

Dessert and beverages will be provided.

RSVP if interested in attending.