• Inventing Transgender Children and Young People

    October 12, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    ATTENTION: Our conference on Sex and Relationship Education takes place on October 27th 2019 (London) where 4 of the contributors to The Book (see article below) will speak and answer questionsYou will have an opportunity to buy the book cost price and celebrate with us at the Book Launch Since the publication of the book…

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  • Inventing Transgender Children and Young People

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    PRESS RELEASE Inventing Transgender Children and Young People By Michele Moore and Heather Brunskell-Evans Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date: September 1st, 2019 The essays in this volume are written by clinicians, psychologists, sociologists, educators, parents and de-transitioners. Contributors demonstrate how ‘transgender children and young people’ are invented in different medical, social and political contexts: from…

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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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  • 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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  • The Medico-Legal ‘Making’ of ‘The Transgender Child’

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    In this paper published by Oxford University Press I demonstrate that ‘the transgender child’ is an invented identity which binds children to traditional gender stereotypes, medically harms them, and renders clinicians unable to operate within the medical ethos to which they aspire. The law, in acceding to the controversial proposition that a child can consent…

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  • Mini-Symposium on Sex and Gender

    September 13, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Transgender ‘truth’ in the ‘woke’ imagination Thirty years ago, ‘the transgender child’ would not have made sense to the general public, nor would it have made sense to young people. Today, children and adolescents declare themselves transgender, the NHS refers some children for ‘gender-affirming’ therapy, and laws and policy are invented which uphold young people’s…

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  • The Brave New World of Academia

    June 26, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    In the current UK academy, the deployment of the ‘No Platform’ policy now seems to have migrated to a ‘No Journal Editor’ policy as evidenced by the pressure put on two academics last week to stand down from their editorial roles. In the first instance, Sarah Honeychurch, one of the editors of the journal Hybrid…

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  • Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Soros Effect

    June 25, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Conversation with Jody Raphael about “Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Soros Effect” George Soros and Open Society Foundation are supporting the decriminalization of prostitution by funding organizations around the world to advocate for this legal change. Heather Brunskell-Evans (FiLiA podcasts, London) interviews Jody Raphael, Senior Research Fellow, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Law Center, DePaul University College…

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