Social Theorist and Philosopher

feminist philosophy and the politics of the body

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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Neo-Liberalism, Patriarchy and the Female Body

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 agent, primarily motivated by self-interest; …

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FiLiA Conference: NEOLIBERALISM& PATRIARCHY

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 this economistic view of the …

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