• 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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  • 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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  • Book Review: The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men by Robert Jensen

    April 2, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Abstract This book is a story of one man’s journey through patriarchy, and his reflections on the issues of masculinity, sexuality, rape, pornography, prostitution, and transgenderism. Robert Jensen’s latest book The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (2017) is written from his own gender location as a man who became persuaded by the intellectual…

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  • Decriminalization and the Prostitution of British Law

    January 14, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Although prostitution is legal in Britain there are a number of laws which regulate related activities, such as soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, and pimping. These laws are both confused and confusing: regional police forces interpret them in different ways; and they do not comply with sexual equality…

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  • Playboy Feminism

    October 19, 2016 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Sexual Liberation The history of Playboy and the history of my own sexual life interleave. In my early teenage years in the late 1960s my limited knowledge of pornography extended only to the following: seeing a magazine behind the bike shed and feeling upset by it; and holding the view shared with my peers that…

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