Dr Victoria Brooks, Lecturer in Law, wrote for The Conversation on the urgent need to develop a philosophy of sex that does not judge and considers the ethical complexities of women’s lives.
Talking about the current philosophy of sex, Dr Brooks argued it does not place all women’s bodies on equal footing with those who wrote it. She says: “This means that we have a philosophy built by men, put on pedestal of genius, who defined and continue to define philosophy through their rational legacy.”
Reiterating that conventional philosophy is therefore not going to develop the needed ethics for women’s sexuality, she concluded: “We need an ethic of vivid kindness, to ourselves and others. And it needs to be founded on a wholesale, orgasmic attack: on Western philosophy.”