The search for her sexual ethics
by Victoria Brooks
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 28 Jun 2019 | Archive Date 26 Jul 2019
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Zero Books
Fucking Law is an urgent call for everyone, not just academics and researchers, to find inventive ways to question the ethics of sexuality. Since a sex life is full of so many diverse moments of joy and suffering, for each and everybody, the book attempts to bridge a gap between philosophical and non-philosophical questioning. Central to the book is the reality that everyone can challenge the ethics and laws of sexuality and ask questions, even where they seem frightening, or worse, even when we are told not to – by institutions and lovers alike. Non-philosophical and accessible, Fucking Law is risky, explicit and provocative as it bridges the gap between academic and every-day questioning of sexual encounters.
The Erotic Review | http://eroticreviewmagazine.com/reviews/review-fucking-law/ edit | delete Like a dominatrix, her prose ties you up and plays with you...It’s a fascinating read, with a fucking-rhythm that oscillates from fast-paced sex-diary-cum-confessional to high-brow analysis of philosophical theory...Patriarchal forces try and get Brooks and her research to assume all kinds of vanilla positions—unlike her male researcher counterparts—but she—and her text—are beyond their control. She isn’t submissive... Fucking Law is enlightening, kinky and arousing and, though a little more interested in philosophy than law, a moving encounter about the politics and perversions of fucking and about fucking.
Alex Dymock | Lecturer in Criminology and Law, leader of the @Pharmacosex Project edit | delete Part memoir, part polemic, Fucking Law is an experiment in form which should be read by anyone with more than a passing interest in sexuality, ethics or sexual ethics. Brooks invites her reader to join her in ‘fucking law’, in confronting and questioning the judgements that shape our embodied experiences and knowledges of sex. She argues that we might encounter sexuality otherwise, imagining a new and vivid kindness that would protect our desires from abuse. In searching for an ethics of sex, from university ethics committees to hotel bedrooms to the sands of Southern France, Fucking Law offers an unflinching and deeply personal meditation on the messiness of sex, love and philosophy that is at once salty, lucid and moving.