Unwanted Advances

Unwanted Advances

Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus

Book - 2017
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From a highly regarded feminist, cultural critic, and professor comes a polemic arguing that the stifling sense of sexual danger sweeping American campuses doesn't empower women, it impedes the fight for gender equality.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780062657862
0062657860
Characteristics: 245 pages ;,22 cm

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spl_merley Feb 08, 2018

Kipnis dives into the murky and danger filled waters of feminism, sexuality and University administrative reach with her deft voice, brutal wit and a certain amount of fearlessness. She weaves together the story of several hearings under Title IX investigations of sexual misconduct to raise ques... Read More »


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spl_merley Feb 08, 2018

Kipnis dives into the murky and danger filled waters of feminism, sexuality and University administrative reach with her deft voice, brutal wit and a certain amount of fearlessness. She weaves together the story of several hearings under Title IX investigations of sexual misconduct to raise questions about the systems, frames and controls that are shaping conversations about sex and the expanding definition of sexual assault on campuses in the US. While very readable this is a challenging read because Kipnis demands that we not give into easy answers but rather grapple with how equality, responsibility and regret intersect with power and politics and justice.

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May 26, 2017

The notion that women cannot stand up for themselves and must be shielded from harm would, of course, have been commonplace in the 19th century. It's surprising to see it revived today, and used to justify a reign of terror in universities. Laura Kipnis has written an important book and, despite being a university professor, she has made it accessible to all; her tone is almost conversational.

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