Grit City Think & Drink
April 9, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Swiss Tavern & Pub
1904 S Jefferson
Tacoma, WA

Covered in Goop: Compulsory Self-Care and Commodified Feminine Bodies

-Alexandra Nutter, UW Tacoma 

Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30 – 8:00p.m

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, Tacoma


Motivated by a desire to feel secure in – and in control of – our bodies, many women turn to products that promise youth, peace, productivity, and even sexual satisfaction. In this Think and Drink, Dr. Alexandra Nutter will explore how compulsory self-care and the obligatory pursuit of wellness became big business in an anxious and unpredictable political era. If you’ve ever wondered why putting seventeen potions on your face is a prerequisite to self-love and empowerment (but paid maternity leave is not), grab some rosé while we deconstruct the consumer narratives that have come to define healthy womanhood.


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Grit City Think & Drink is a monthly series of talks by UW Tacoma scholars and local experts held in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of the Swiss Restaurant and Pub. All talks are free, open to the public, and open to all ages.

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