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

    November 12, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    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…

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  • Neo-Liberalism, Patriarchy and the Female Body

    November 12, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    A Presentation given at FiLiA Conference, October 2018 Neo-liberalism is the political philosophy (of the left and the right) that was developed during the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher’s prime ministership but which then gathered traction as populist ‘common-sense’ during the 1990s and onwards. It has several problems: 1) It regards the individual as an autonomous…

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  • FiLiA Conference: NEOLIBERALISM& PATRIARCHY

    September 13, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    HEATHER BRUNSKELL-EVANS NEOLIBERALISM AND PATRIARCHY THE FEMALE BODY: REFLECTIONS ON ‘GENDER IDENTITY’ AND SEX EQUALITY Neo-liberalism is a political philosophy which has several problems: It regards the individual as an autonomous agent; It tells us the unregulated free-market economy alleviates social inequalities; It describes freedom in terms of individual ‘choice’.   What is wrong with…

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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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  • Statement On The Green Party

    August 31, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    David Challenor was convicted on Monday 20th August of the rape and torture of a 10-year-old girl, and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. He is the father of Aimee Challenor, a transwoman who was, until this was revealed running for deputy leadership of the Green Party, and who had appointed David Challenor as…

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