Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2012 about Sex and feminisim

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Saturday 10th March 2012

  • Sex Nets: Pickup Artists vs. Feminists

    by Adam Lyons, Amanda Marcotte, Kristin Cerda, Clarisse Thorn and Charlie Nox

    Are sex-positive feminism and pickup artistry inherently opposed? Are they possibly dependent on each other? In recent years, the popularity of the pickup artist movement has placed the subject in popular cultural locations such as MTV and Oprah. The internet is ever birthing new discussions on all sides of the debate, and the realities of social media and geolocation technologies makes finding and building niche communities easier than ever. Are these methods helping average guys score, or is it an avenue to breed sexual predators? For or against, people from many backgrounds are weighing in on a discussion that is rooted in the most basic mediums of the web. Join a panel of men and women ranging from seasoned pick-up artists, to outspoken feminist bloggers, to those who straddle the line. No longer talking at each other, these experts in their fields will debate with each other the realities of the new sex rules, and what these rules mean in the context of a mediated life.

    At 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Capital Ballroom B, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin