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Author Popova, Milena, author.

Title Sexual consent / Milena Popova
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 200 pages)
Series The MIT press essential knowledge series
MIT Press essential knowledge series.
Contents Introduction -- Consent 101 -- Negotiating consent -- Sex and power : between yes and no -- Culture and consent -- Consent knowledges, consent activisms -- #MeToo : now what?
Summary This book serves as an introduction to issues of sexual consent, covering key strands of feminist thought, how sexual consent is negotiated in practice, the influence of popular culture, and more. The #MeToo movement focused public attention on the issue of sexual consent. People of all genders, from all walks of life, have stepped forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and violation. In a predictable backlash, others have taken to mass media to inquire plaintively if "flirting" is now forbidden. This volume offers a nuanced introduction to sexual consent by a writer who is both a scholar and an activist on this issue. The book examines how popular culture, including pornography, romance fiction, and sex advice manuals, shapes our ideas of consent; explores the communities at the forefront of consent activism; and considers what meaningful social change in this area might look like. Going beyond the conventional cisgender, heterosexual norm, the book lists additional resources for those seeking to improve their practice of consent, for survivors of sexual violence, and for readers who want to understand debates on this issue in more depth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 24, 2019)
Subject Sexual consent.
Sexual ethics.
Sex customs.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Sexuality.
Sexual ethics.
Sex customs.
Sexual consent.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780262353595