Purdue Director of Women's Studies says change in culture is needed

The YWCA Greater Lafayette is hosting a few events this month to discuss domestic violence.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 4:32 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The YWCA Greater Lafayette is hosting a few events this month to discuss domestic violence.

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Wednesday afternoon, Purdue Director of Women's Studies T.J. Boisseau was the keynote speaker at a monthly luncheon.

She talked about the importance self-confidence and how victims need to stand up in the face of abuse. She says women historically have poor self-image due to stereotypes put upon them.

Boisseau says the only way women can gain confidence is through cultural change.

"How does self-confidence come about? Where does it come from? I don't think its just a natural part of some people's personalities. I think that it's structurally produced," said Boisseau.

Boisseau says she's inspired by her mother, who decided to return to college later in life to earn a degree.

 

 

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