February COM Research Colloquium: The “Dual” Role of Breasts in the Media: A Health Communication Perspective

4:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013
5:00 pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013
COM 209
Breasts for sex or feeding? In U.S. culture, breasts are often represented in the media as sexual objects. Breasts are enhanced, decreased, mutilated, and ridiculed and their actual biological role is underrepresented. Breastfeeding is a public health issue. Dr. Rhonda Trust (Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication) will focus on the implications of breastfeeding in the media, and also explore the role of celebrity representations and endorsements of breastfeeding.