• Playboy Feminism

    October 19, 2016 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Sexual Liberation The history of Playboy and the history of my own sexual life interleave. In my early teenage years in the late 1960s my limited knowledge of pornography extended only to the following: seeing a magazine behind the bike shed and feeling upset by it; and holding the view shared with my peers that…

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  • Peter Tatchell’s approach to prostitution is anything but progressive

    October 5, 2016 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Peter Tatchell’s political interventions — in particular his “outing” of prominent figures for their hypocrisy in publicly condemning homosexuality whilst being gay — have cast him as a radical driven by strong ethical principles. I once admired Tatchell, although I sometimes balked at his naming and shaming tactics. I saw him as someone who stood…

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