The Right to Sex

"A work of nonfiction by philosopher Amia Srinivasan that upends the way we discuss-or avoid discussing-the problems and politics of sex"--

The Right to Sex

The Right to Sex

Thrilling, sharp, and deeply humane, philosopher Amia Srinivasan's The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century upends the way we discuss—or avoid discussing—the problems and politics of sex. How should we think about sex? It is a thing we have and also a thing we do; a supposedly private act laden with public meaning; a personal preference shaped by outside forces; a place where pleasure and ethics can pull wildly apart. How should we talk about sex? Since #MeToo many have fixed on consent as the key framework for achieving sexual justice. Yet consent is a blunt tool. To grasp sex in all its complexity—its deep ambivalences, its relationship to gender, class, race and power—we need to move beyond yes and no, wanted and unwanted. We do not know the future of sex—but perhaps we could imagine it. Amia Srinivasan’s stunning debut helps us do just that. She traces the meaning of sex in our world, animated by the hope of a different world. She reaches back into an older feminist tradition that was unafraid to think of sex as a political phenomenon. She discusses a range of fraught relationships—between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, students and teachers, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation. The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century is a provocation and a promise, transforming many of our most urgent political debates and asking what it might mean to be free.

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The Right to Sex
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Amia Srinivasan
Categories: Sex
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-19 - Publisher:

Books about The Right to Sex
The Right to Sex
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Amia Srinivasan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-21 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

“Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense.” —Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women “Amia Srinivasan is an unparalleled and extraordinary writer—no one X-rays an argument, a desire, a contradiction, a defense mechanism quite like her. In stripping the new politics of sex
The Protection of the Right to Education by International Law
Language: en
Pages: 719
Authors: Klaus Dieter Beiter
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

In view of the trend of demoting education from "human right" to "human need", this book seeks to affirm education as a "human right" and to describe the various state duties flowing from the right to education, by systematically analyzing article 13 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and
Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work
Language: en
Pages: 782
Authors: Melissa Hope Ditmore
Categories: Industrie pornographique
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

This major 2-volume set is the first to treat in an inclusive reference what is usually considered a societal failing and the underside of sexuality and economic survival.
The Right to Say No
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Melanie Randall, Jennifer Koshan, Patricia Nyaundi
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-19 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Marital rape stands at the intersection of the socio-legal issues arising from both domestic violence and sexual assault. For centuries, women who suffered sexual assault perpetrated by their spouses had no legal recourse. A man's conjugal rights included his right to have sexual intercourse with his wife regardless of whether

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