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Amia Srinivasan: The Right to Sex


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This event is available on demand from Tuesday 8 March 5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT, until 5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT Thursday 10 March 2022

Hear from internationally acclaimed feminist philosopher, writer and academic Amia Srinivasan as she discusses her debut book, The Right to Sex.

Described by The New York Times as ‘quietly dazzling’, 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-way feminist idea of the personal as political in thrilling new ways, asking us to interrogate what it is that shapes our expectations and desires.

For this online conversation, Srinivasan will be joined by celebrated feminist historian Clare Wright.

Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week

This event takes place online and is available on demand from 5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT, Tuesday 8 March until 5.30pm AEDT/5pm ACDT, Thursday 10 March 2022. To avoid disruption, please ensure you have finished watching by this time. The viewing period cannot be extended for those who did not view the event prior to this time.


Amia Srinivasan

Amia Srinivasan was born in 1984 in Bahrain and raised in London, New York, Singapore and Taiwan. She is currently the Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford, and has held permanent or visiting academic posts at University College London, Yale, NYU and UCLA. S... Read more

Clare Wright

‘I am a feminist therefore I commit feminist acts. I’m not going to undermine the political importance of what I do.’ La Trobe University historian Professor Clare Wright has worked as an author, academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant, and radio and TV broadcaster. Her latest... Read more

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