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Sexual paranoia on campuses and the rise of governance feminism
by Laura Kipnis
About this EXP
Laura Kipnis, Professor of Radio-TV-Film at Northwestern University, examines sexual paranoia and issues surrounding governance feminism.
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Key point 1
University students are changing how they regard sexual culture. Many feel conflicted about sexual experiences, which they see as potentially traumatising.
Key point 2
Changing attitudes and incidents surrounding alcohol are leading to “sexual paranoia” on campuses. The growing bureaucracy surrounding Title IX may also incentivise accusations and prosecutions.
Key point 3
This culture is due to the rise of governance feminism, which originated from the anti-pornography movement. Governance feminism is largely paternalistic.
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