Social Theorist and Philosopher

feminist philosophy and the politics of the body

Pink Hearts In Blue Bodies

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 approved by the National Board of Health …

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

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) It regards the individual as …

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

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 this groundbreaking book, Heather Brunskell-Evans …

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

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 on harassment of girls and …

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Review of Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body

Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2018, 63, 4, 536–545 Book Review : BRUNSKELL-EVANS, H. & MOORE, M. (Eds). Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. Pp. 224. Hbk. £61.99. By James Caspian. Over the many years of my work with patients and clinicians about transgender, ‘trans’ has moved from referring to …

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