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REAL Women Series Presentation on Feminism and Breast Feeding January 31

January 27, 2006

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University’s Women’s Center, the women’s studies department and the Western Organization for Women (WOW) will sponsor “Feminism and The Breast: The Conundrum of Infant Feeding in Western Societies,” presented by Lora Ebert Wallace, assistant sociology and anthropology professor, and Holly Chasen, sociology and anthropology graduate assistant, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the University Union Cardinal/Oak Rooms.

This presentation is the second of the series, “REAL Women: Women as Researchers, Educators, Activists and Leaders,” designed to support and recognize the achievements of female students, faculty and staff at Western.

According to Wallace, “Many feminist writers have approached the use of artificial feeding of infants as a cultural phenomenon reflective of the social position of women and infants in our society. This presentation will highlight the arguments of feminists with differing views and will discuss medical sociological research regarding infant feeding as a social behavior.”

For more information contact the WomenÂ’s Center at 309/298-2242.

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