Lecture for undergrads: "Unjust Sex vs. Rape: A Feminist Analysis of the Heteronormative Sexual Continuum” | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Lecture for undergrads: "Unjust Sex vs. Rape: A Feminist Analysis of the Heteronormative Sexual Continuum”

November 3, 2016 - 9:30am - 10:45am
Speaker/Participants: 
Prof. Ann Cahill (Elon Univ)

Sponsored by GSWS and the Year of Diversity.

This talk will address a persistent philosophical conundrum that Dr. Ann J. Cahill, professor of philosophy at Elon University, calls the problem of the “heteronormative sexual continuum”: how sexual assault and hegemonic heterosex are conceptually and politically related. Dr. Cahill will respond to the work of Nicola Gavey, who has argued for the existence of a “gray area” of sexual interactions that are ethically questionable without rising to the category of sexual assault, but whose analysis did not explicitly articulate what these two categories share or what distinguishes them from each other. Dr. Cahill will argue that the two categories share a disregard for women’s sexual subjectivity (focusing particularly on the factor of sexual desire) and are distinguished by the different role that women’s sexual agency plays in each. 

View the event flyer here.

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