The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct in collaboration with on campus centres and external organisations hosts a series of conferences and symposia that address various ideas related to culture and the arts.
In the midst of social change prompted by feminism and technology, what happens to flirting?
Over the summer, a male politician and a cricketer were called out for making sexual advances during the course of their jobs to professional women in public. Social media responded with outrage about heterosexual male privilege and about feminism as the ‘anti-flirting movement’. At the same time, dubious conventions on how to pick up women were organised and cancelled. How do we negotiate ethics and desire?
Our panel of fascinating researchers will present their work in this field, and interrogate the relations between feminism and flirting, followed by what we expect will be a lively discussion.