• Public Statement to the Women’s Equality Party

    November 19, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has informed me that three Party Members have alleged that my “conduct” on the BBC Radio 4 Programme the Moral Maze on 15th November 2017 has “promoted prejudice against the transgender community”. The Party is currently giving weight to this allegation. As a Spokesperson for the Policy on Violence Against…

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  • Moral Maze, Defining Gender BBC Radio 4

    November 19, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Defining Gender Moral Maze The Church of England has issued its schools with advice on transphobic bullying, suggesting that boys should be free to dress up in tutus and tiaras, and girls allowed to wear tool-belts and superhero capes, in the spirit of exploring “who they might be”, without fear of stigma. The traditional view…

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  • Men’s right to access female bodies

    November 15, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    It’s time to stop using regressive evolutionary theory to justify men’s sexual objectification of women Even ‘good men’ continue to defend men’s right to access female bodies, using debunked evolutionary theory. A backlash against the #MeToo Campaign is running parallel with the campaign itself. Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked and fierce proponent of free speech,…

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  • Myth-Busting the Pornography Industry’s Propaganda

    October 18, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    ‘The Sexualized Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography’, Edited by Heather Brunskell-Evans (Cambridge Scholars), is an incredibly incisive analysis of how the porn industry shapes our culture, our bodies and our brains. Liberals like myself have been wont to defend the porn industry and its participants, seeing their art as a constitutionally protected form…

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  • The Sexualised Body and the Medical Authority of Pornography

    October 3, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    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 medicine has historically, and…

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  • Podcast

    June 5, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    PODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives Today, pornography is inescapable. It shapes our self-image, our relationships, our sexualities — even our body hair removal practices. In academia, many media scholars have taken a non-critical approach to porn and third wave feminists have…

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