Love is a Battlefield: Exploring the Politics of Intimacy

The personal is political. So what happens to intimacy then? This panel explores the frustrating intersections of power, love, sex and politics. Among other things we ask: To what extent should we politicise relationships? Is a truly egalitarian love possible? What becomes of sexual fun and playfulness in an age when public discourses on sex is hyperactively focused on its dangers? How do we distinguish oppression from the inevitable frustrations of relationships? Do politics make for a happier romance? Are notions of sacrifice, compromise and give and take merely power ploys? Is fear the future of love? Join Umapagan Ampikaipakan (BFM Radio – The Business Station), Vizla Kumaresan (Digital Desires on BFM) Masjaliza Hamzah (rights activist) and Pang Khee Teik (Seksualiti Merdeka) as they help us explore these questions and more! The discussion will be moderated by Victoria Cheng. This forum is part of Art For Grabs: Laundromat of Love, Sat 16 & Sun 17 Dec 2017, at The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.]]>