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GARY EBERLE TO SPEAK ON THE IMPACT OF SEPT. 11 ON THE MEDIA PORTRAYAL OF MEN - Apr 5, 2002

April 5, 2002 - Aquinas College Associate Professor of English Gary Eberle will talk about the impact September's terrorist attacks have had on media portrayals of men in "The Return of the Regular Guy? Images of Men Since 9/11," Thursday, April 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Wege Student Center Loutit Room. The event is sponsored by the Jane Hibbard Idema Women's Studies Center. Admission is free of charge.

Using slides, magazines, and newspapers, Eberle will explore the ways in which images of September 11 have discredited previous media portrayals of men, working-class men in particular.

"One myth holds that men do not express their emotions," Eberle said. "That is not true. However, it is true that men don't express their emotions in the same way women do, or about the same things. Many men, as in the military, are quite willing to die for and with their 'buddies.' That, I think, must reflect some kind of deep friendship or powerful emotional bond that men have with each other," Eberle said.

The talk will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to discuss things they don't understand about the opposite sex.