Slipping Between Danger, Pleasure and the Law: Thoughts on Three Recent Books Addressing Sexuality.
sexuality, violence, oppression, objectification, empowerment, regulation, law, gender, feminism, queer theory
Sexuality is slippery. It slips, for example, between pleasure and danger, between surrender and repression, and between force (the kind that turns some of us on) and violence (the kind that terrorizes us). It can be a site of intense oppression and unwanted objectification, and also ofempowerment and affirming desirability. In this review, I address three recent books that reckon with the ambivalence of sexuality in relation to the law and regulatory practices.
Ummni Khan, "Slipping Between Danger, Pleasure and the Law: Thoughts on Three Recent Books Addressing Sexuality." (2014) 37:1 Dal LJ 421.