Sex Politics Bundle
In the RU Sex Politics Bundle you’ll learn from sex scholars and activists Carol Queen and Maggie McNeill about the politics, culture, and counterculture surrounding sex, sexuality, and gender.
Included in This Bundle
The Politics of Sex Work
In The Politics of Sex Work, Maggie McNeill covers the history of sex work from “sacred whores”, to feminist opposition to sex work, to the modern war against sex work. Maggie presents a compelling case in favor of sex work and its decriminalization.
Sexologist Carol Queen tells the history of this culture-changing movement, whose roots lie in the emergent academic discipline of sexology in the 19th century, and argues for the value of establishing sex-positive cultures in a world full of diverse desires and boundaries. “Sex-positive” describes both a movement of radical intellectuals and activists and a social philosophy. The term doesn’t simply mean an enthusiasm for sex, although many sex-positive thinkers have criticized the cultural repression of sexual desire and pleasure. Sex-positive philosophy seeks to replace sexual shaming with the argument that human sexuality is enormously and perhaps infinitely diverse and changeable. In other words, there is no one definition of “normal,” nor should there be.
A World of Desires: Sexual Diversity in the Postmodern Age
This course will examine sexualities outside the traditional heterosexual binary and transgress norms of acceptable sexual desires. Carol Queen will lead you in an exploration of how we can live in a world of diversity in sexual and gender identity and expression, and, by extension, a world of many other nondual and nonbinary experiences. In “A World of Desires”, you’ll learn a healthy sex-positivity beyond unnecessary binary norms, which do not fit the conditions and constructions of the world as it exists today.