• The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography

    September 9, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Out Now In Paperback! The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography Performing Sexual Liberation Editor(s): Heather Brunskell-Evans Subject: Cultural Studies This edited collection examines pornography as a material practice that eroticises gender inequality and sexual violence towards women. It addresses the complex relationship between pornography and medicine (in particular, sexology and psycho-therapy) whereby…

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  • Pink Hearts In Blue Bodies

    December 11, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Pink Hearts In Blue Bodies: The Children On The Operating Table Can a 15-year-old truly predict the consequences their teenage attempt to sex-transition will have on their future adult selves? The Swedish government proposes to introduce a new law allowing 15 to 18-year-old minors to undergo genital surgery if they so wish, and if the procedure has been…

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  • The Ministry of Trans Truth

    December 7, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The language of transgenderism is designed to silence dissent. I’m fascinated by the way that concepts apparently arise from nowhere, take hold in the popular imagination, then become naturalised and beyond question. One such idea is that individuals can be ‘born in the wrong body’, so that men can be women. Since there is no…

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  • A neoliberal concept of freedom has allowed gender identity ideology to take hold

    December 2, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The neoliberal concept of freedom has opened up a space where a patriarchal authoritarianism, exemplified by gender identity politics, has been able to take root and thrive. Neoliberalism is the political philosophy (of the left and the right) that was developed in the West during the 1980s as populist “common-sense.” It has several problems: 1)…

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  • Upcoming C4 Talk with Stella O’Malley

    November 13, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    I joined Stella O’Malley to talk about the issue of transitioning our children and young people, and of the sheer violence that can occur if anyone even suggests there may be a safeguarding issue. In my view we are morally obliged to discuss ALL aspects of this topic. This talk will be screend on C4…

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  • Book Review : Transgender children and young people: born in your own body

    November 13, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Melissa Midgen, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist , The GIDS (Gender Development Ientity Service), The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust reviews Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body, edited by Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, 232 pp., £61.99 (hardback), IBSN (13): 978-1-5275-0398-4 The editors of…

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  • PODCAST : PORNOGRAPHY & HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN PUBLIC SPACES

    November 12, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    1.1 Matthew Wright of Talk Radio interviews Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans on on the recently published Women’s and Equalities Committee Report on harassment of girls and women in public spaces  which calls for an evidence based approach to addressing the harms of pornography.   1.2 iNTERVIEW with BBC Radio Leicester on the recently published Women’s and Equalities Committee Report…

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