Women's Liberation Book Club- The Right to Sex

February's book club book will be The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan! We will be meeting Friday, February 16th at 6:00 p.m.

Thrilling, sharp, and deeply humane, the 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 for 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.

We have copies available through our website online here or in-store. If you'd like to put one on hold, send an email to sierra@orcabooks.com or give the store a call at (360) 352-0123.

Event date: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
315 5th Avenue Southeast
Olympia, WA 98501
The Right to Sex: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century By Amia Srinivasan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250858795
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Published: Picador - September 20th, 2022

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