Understanding Hurt and Why I’m Committed to Causing Offence

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Image of blank surface with ouch crayoned on to it.

Sara Ahmed, author of Living a Feminist Life, draws a distinction between sex and sex. That is Sex1, which often gets bundled into conversations on gender. And Sex2, which is a doing it word.

Having a way of distinguishing between two different definitions for the same word stops slipperiness from getting in the way of meaning-making, and confounds…

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Lucy Aphramor

Lucy Aphramor

Lucy Aphramor is a radical dietitian and performance poet. They are Associate Professor of Gender, Power, and The Right to Food at CAWR, Coventry University UK.