JoAnn Wypijewski will speak about her new book, What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo, in this virtual event on Tuesday, February 2nd at 5:00pm MT on Zoom. She will be in conversation with Nathan Schneider for this special event. Tickets for this event are $5 (plus a small convenience fee) and are available on Eventbrite HERE or by clicking the button below.
About the Book:
What if we took sex out of the box marked “special,” either the worst or best thing that a human person can experience, and considered it within the complexity of reality? In this extraordinary book, despite longstanding tabloid-style sexual preoccupations with monsters and victims, shame and virtue, JoAnn Wypijewski does exactly that.
From the HIV crisis to the pedophile priest panic, Woody Allen to Brett Kavanaugh, child pornography to Abu Ghraib, Wypijewski takes the most famous sex panics of the last decades and turns them inside out, weaving what together becomes a searing indictment of modern sexual politics, exposing the myriad ways sex panics and the expansion of the punitive state are intertwined.
What emerges is an examination of the multiple ways in which the ever-expanding default language of monsters and victims has contributed to the repressive power of the state. Politics exists in the mess of life. Sex does too, Wypijewski insists, and so must sexual politics, to make any sense at all.
IMPORTANT TICKETING AND EVENT INFORMATION
*Tickets are $5 (plus a small convenience fee) for the access link to this virtual event. This access link will be sent 24 hours before the event.
* The virtual event begins at 4:00am PT / 5:00 pm MT / 7:00pm ET and will last about one hour. If you have issues during the event or if you'd like to ask a question during the Q&A portion, please email your questions to BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com.
*What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo is available to purchase from Boulder Book Store. A code will be sent to you after purchasing a ticket to this virtual event that is good for $5 off the books at checkout. Email BBSVirtualEvents@gmail.com if you don't receive your code.