Join JoAnn Wypijewski, author of What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo, for a virtual conversation with Susan Richardson, hosted by Loyalty Bookstore. In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo, Wypijewski traces the most famous sex panics of recent decades—from the HIV crisis to the pedophile priest panic, Woody Allen to Brett Kavanaugh, child pornography to Abu Ghraib—and turns them inside out, weaving together a searing indictment of modern sexual politics and exposing their myriad connections to expansion of the punitive state. 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.
Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A.