Described by The New York Times as “quietly dazzling”, Amia Srinivasan’s The Right to Sex is a landmark examination of the politics and ethics of sex. “A truly inclusionary politics,” Amia writes, “is an uncomfortable, unsafe politics.” Moving beyond questions of consent, and the notion of wanted or unwanted sex, this formidable collection re-centres the second-wave feminist idea of the personal as political in thrilling new ways, asking us to interrogate what it is that shapes our expectations and desires.
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Co-presented by The Wheeler Centre. Supported by the British Council as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.
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Amia Srinivasan teaches philosophy at St John's College, Oxford. Her writing has appeared in the London Review of Books (where she is a contributing editor), The New York Review of Books, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, and elsewhere. The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century is her first book.
Clare Wright is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. Her book, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, won the 2014 Stella Prize. Her most recent book is You Daughters of Freedom, about the Australian suffrage movement. Clare is Professor of History at La Trobe University and co-host of history podcast Archive Fever.