Manhattan College to Host Film Screening of Flirting with Danger on April 23

Flirting with Danger examines cultural views on sexual assault and will show as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

As a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Manhattan College will host a film screening of Flirting with Danger on Wednesday, April 23 at 12 p.m. The film takes a personal look at the cultural view of sexual violence and how rape culture is perpetuated on college campuses and beyond.

Flirting with Danger is based on the critically acclaimed book by expert Lynn Phillips, Ph.D., and the book explores the line between consent and coercion and the way girls and women handle their relationships. The film also examines today’s popular conflicting messages about intimacy.

Patti Feuereisen, Ph.D., author of Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse calls Flirting with Danger, “[A] film [that] reveals the sexual pressures and realities of our culture through media, music videos and film. An important learning tool that has the potential to change the landscape and help girls find their power.”

The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it.

The screening of Flirting with Danger will begin at 12 p.m. in Hayden Hall, room 100, and is open to the public. The College’s Sociology department will sponsor the event.

For more information please contact Roksana Badruddoja, assistant professor of sociology, at (718) 862-7406 or at roksana.badruddoja@manhattan.edu.