CANCELLED!--Sex Myth: Reading & Signing: Nov 16
Author Rachel Hills comes to Austin to talk about her new book The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality.
Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are controlled by a new brand of sexual convention: one which influences all of us--woman or man, straight or gay, liberal or conservative. At the root of this silent code lies The Sex Myth--the defining significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we were dirty if we "did" have sex, and now means we are defective if we "don't" do it enough. Equal parts social commentary and pop culturecritique, woven together with powerful personal anecdotes from people around the world, The Sex Myth exposes the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex today.
Rachel Hills is an Australian journalist living in New York City. Her work has been published widely both in print and online, in publications including the New York Times, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, The Atlantic, and The Daily Beast, and many others. Her blog, Musings of an Inappropriate Woman, has more than 100,000 subscribers spanning the globe. The Sex Myth is her first book.