Social Theorist and Philosopher

feminist philosophy and the politics of the body

Unless we face up to our own pornography habits we can’t tackle our children’s

The results of a survey commissioned by NSPCC Childline about young people’s consumption of internet pornography have just been published. A poll of nearly 700 12 to 13-year-olds in the UK reveals that one in five of those surveyed said they had viewed images that shocked or disturbed them. One in ten children is worried that he or she is …

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A response to a recent article about anal sex published in the Evening Standard

The journalist Rosamund Urwin (the Evening Standard, 23rd January 2015) discusses the popularisation of anal sex in popular culture, which, though still only practised by a minority of people, is becoming increasingly common among heterosexual couples. She points out the findings of the most recent sexual attitudes survey (she doesn’t reference it, but see UCL research). She says it shows …

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