Fort Greene Store:
Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Katherine Rowland presents The Pleasure Gap: American Women and the Unfinished Sexual Revolution
In conversation with Lilly Dancyger
Co-hosted by Guernica Magazine
Reception to follow
In her provocative and meticulously researched new book The Pleasure Gap, Katherine Rowland, a public health researcher and journalist and the former publisher of Guernica Magazine, explores our culture’s troubled relationship with women's sexuality and the many complex factors that have thrust us into an epidemic of low desire, guilt, and experiencing sex as a chore rather than as a source of pleasure. Rowland finds no silver bullet to close the pleasure gap, but her wide-ranging foray into women’s sexuality makes it very clear that the epidemic of sexual dissatisfaction is about more than a few missing orgasms: it’s about the complex interaction between culture, biology, capitalism, history, and our shifting ideas about what is right and good and natural. It’s symptomatic of an unfinished revolution—and nobody should settle for it. Guernica Magazine co-hosts the event, and Lilly Dancyger, editor of the critically acclaimed essay anthology Burn It Down, joins Rowland in conversation. A reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.