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Is Drag Morally Objectionable?

Kirchin, Simon T. (2022) Is Drag Morally Objectionable? . (Unpublished) (KAR id:95442)

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Abstract

We are living through a golden age of drag, with drag kings and queens prominent in our society and media. Drag seems like fun, and a talk about drag in a department seminar may seem as if philosophy is enjoying a jolly time away from more serious topics. However, drag has a serious side. Some critics have recently accused drag of inherent sexism and misogyny, and this has extra bite in an age where concerns about cultural appropriation (and other, similar matters) are high. This talk will detail the challenge and argue that drag is not inherently morally objectionable.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Drag, criticism, philosophy, ethics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Department of Philosophy
Depositing User: Simon Kirchin
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 09:41 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2023 09:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/95442 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kirchin, Simon T.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1814-5609
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