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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan, read by Andia Winslow.

How should we talk 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.

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 need to interrogate the fraught relationships between discrimination and preference, pornography and freedom, rape and racial injustice, punishment and accountability, pleasure and power, capitalism and liberation. We need to rethink sex as a political phenomenon.

Searching, trenchant and extraordinarily original, The Right to Sex is a landmark examination of the politics and ethics of sex in this world, animated by the hope of a different one.

©2021 Amia Srinivasan (P)2021 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic Reviews

"Amia Srinivasan is the most brilliant feminist theorist writing today. Each essay in The Right to Sex is a masterpiece on its own; taken together, they show how learning to think carefully and precisely about the politics of desire is the preeminent ethical project of our time." (Merve Emre)

"Unparalleled and extraordinary.... A bracing revivification of a crucial lineage in feminist writing." (Jia Tolentino)

"Laser-cut writing and a stunning intellect. If only every writer made this much beautiful sense." (Lisa Taddeo, best-selling author of Three Women)

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  • 05-10-2021

Some good points made

Book was okay not a book not a book I could recommend.. title can be misleading.

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  • 19-09-2021

Absolutely essential reading

To be read again and again and again. The book offers no answers but lays the ground work for more thoughtful debate on the most pressing issues for feminism. Great narration made it a very easy listen.

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  • 14-09-2021

Amazing

Such an amazing book. The themes covered in the book are well balanced, and translate completely to so many other areas of inequalities. Loved it!

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  • 30-08-2021

An essential listen

Fascinating and essential reading for so many. This is a really good listen and so valuable a resource for men and women seeking to effect real change in a world that is moving fast.

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  • Mary Mercy
  • 28-08-2021

Challenging cover of complex subjects

Brilliant read. Srinivasan deals with highly complex subjects exploring them from all angles challenging you to question your own beliefs and reasoning - what more could you want from philosophy?

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