Amia Srinivasan and Emma A Jane
Presented at All About Women 2022
This talk is recommended for age 15+
Captioned and Auslan
Consent and power relations, gender justice and the state, pornography and freedom - political philosophy professor Amia Srinivasan refuses to turn away from the hard questions about society and sex.
Please be advised that Amia Srinivasan will be joining via video conference from the UK.
Amia Srinivasan, one of the most exciting feminist thinkers today, examines the political and cultural implications of sex. Combining philosophical arguments, popular culture, and political theory, her book The Right to Sex explores male sexual entitlement, the tension between sex positivity and porn’s hold on the imagination, and the inadequate way we talk about consent.
What are the political forces that instruct the types of bodies we find attractive? And can we change who we desire to liberate sex from the distortions of oppression? Chaired by Emma Jane, this will be an unflinching exploration of the way our sexual lives reflect the political context of the wider world - and how to challenge these inequalities and blind spots, within ourselves and society.
First broadcast Sunday March 13 2022.
Duration: approx 60 minutes.
Rental period: 30 days