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Rebecca Kukla
Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

Rebecca Kukla is professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and senior research scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She is the author of Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies (2005). She lives in Washington, DC. 

Written by Rebecca Kukla

Essay/
Philosophy of language
Sex talks

The language of sexual negotiation must go far beyond ‘consent’ and ‘refusal’ if we are to foster ethical, autonomous sex

Rebecca Kukla