Your mother is not a whore
In a smart, entertaining and funny talk, Dr Marina Adshade argues that society needs to allow women full freedom to chase their sexual desires. Recorded at TEDxVancouver at Rogers Arena on November 14, 2015.
Economist Marina Adshade’s theories on the interplay of market forces in the matters of love and libido have brought her attention from around the globe. Using engaging research and economic analysis, and no small dose of humour, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts and preferences regarding sexual relationships, gender, love and power. She is the author of Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love.
Dr. Adshade has spent the last twelve years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist’s lens. The class was an immediate hit with students and, by the time the first term started, had generated international media attention. She has a Ph.D. from Queen’s University and currently teaches economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.