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TILPS Colloquium | Ethics

Room: RTZ 304 (Reitse Toren)
Speaker: Elinor Mason (University of Edinburgh)
Title: Rape, Harassment and Sexual Refusal

Abstract: In this paper I examine and elaborate on one way in which women’s sexual refusal may be silenced. I build on Mary Kate McGowan’s suggestion, that women’s refusal is unsuccessful because they are seen to lack the relevant authority. I argue that it is possible that women do in fact lack the relevant authority, when we focus on the conventional nature of authority. I show that this is a useful way to understand harassment and date rape.

When: 01 March 2018 16:00

End date: 01 March 2018 17:30