Germaine Greer On Consent (TSOL) [Melbourne]
Thursday September 6, 2018 - 6:30 PM
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf, Melbourne
Dave Childs & Anna Vost
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About the Show
Modern society is deeply attuned to the issue of consent. We refuse to turn a blind eye to the pervasive nature of predatory behaviour and to the intractable statistic that one in five women will experience sexual violence.
Consent is at the very heart of the difficult conversations we are attempting to have – but our understanding of its underlying complexities is often limited or, worse still, simplistic. Consent is not just something lacking in cases of sexual assault or in unhealthy power dynamics, it is often something lacking in the everyday sex lives of many Australians.
Germaine Greer will offer a short introductory examination of the history of consent, its current legal frameworks and the problems of prosecution. From there, The School of Life will interrogate the issue of consent with Greer and explore the practical implications of her ideas.
This event is likely to raise more questions than it will answer. At The School of Life we believe in creating spaces for rigorous discussions about the emotional concerns of everyday life. While we do not purport to have the answers, we are interested in asking difficult questions and engaging with the world’s great thinkers to solicit their ideas on these subjects. We acknowledge that Greer is an undeniably controversial thinker, and we ask you to join us for this difficult, yet mature and necessary conversation.
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