VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH

Leaving the academy and creating a space of my own, freed my writing from the gaslighting that can occur in academic and psychological spaces when you speak your truth or call abusers out.

 

- Dr. Jemma Tosh

Welcome

Welcome to the virtual book launch for 'The Body and Consent in Psychology, Psychiatry, and Medicine: A Therapeutic Rape Culture' (Tosh, 2020). 

Scroll down for chapter abstracts, reviews, and free downloadable resources. 

For a Q&A and more information about Jemma, click the 'meet the author' button above.

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CHAPTER PREVIEWS

...where does the 'self' end and the Other begin? Who decides what bacteria is 'good' and 'normal' and part of the constructed bodily boundary of the biological self, and what is constructed as 'bad' and 'pathological' like an invading and colonising Other?

1. Introduction

BOOK CONTENTS

1. Introduction

2. Intersex youth: Non-Consensual surgeries and nosocomial sexual abuse

3.Queer and trans youth: 'Sexual rehearsal play' and reparative therapies

4. 'Sex' as treatment: Consent, coercion, and sex therapy

5. Penetration as 'treatment': The pathologization of sexual avoidance and pain

6. Phallometrics: Quantifying sexual violence and sexuality

7. Conclusions: A therapeutic rape culture

CHAPTER ABSTRACTS

Queer and trans children who are survivors of sexual abuse must navigate this concept of 'childhood' where they are Othered for their experiences of abuse as well as their gender and sexuality.

3. Queer and trans youth: 'Sexual rehearsal play' and reparative therapies

...what would consent look like in the sex therapy context, where academics removed stimulatory techniques from sex worker communities and implanted them into a pathologizing and oppressive medical system?

4. 'Sex' as treatment: Consent, coercion, and sex therapy

REVIEWS

"[Tosh] offers a liberating way forward to those who refuse to be pathologised..."

- Dan Oudshoorn

TEACHING RESOURCES

KEY TERMS

Handout defining key terms regarding gender and sexuality.

LECTURE SLIDES

Powerpoint slides outlining the key points of a therapeutic rape culture.

READING LIST

Readings that can be used to introduce key concepts or for group discussion.

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