• 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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  • Pornography and the Middle-Aged Straight Man

    October 6, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    I found myself spending the few days over the New Year period in a community deep in the UK countryside. Apart from sharing domestic chores, much of the time could be spent deliciously relaxing on sofas arranged around a huge wood burning stove. On one such occasion I found myself sitting next to a total…

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  • Gay and Born That Way’ – Should We Care?

    September 26, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Murray has dug deep into the historical Western construction of homosexuality as immoral, and in doing so has left us cognisant that homophobia has not shed its historical roots but has shift-shaped into new forms. Book Review by Heather Brunskell-Evans Given the celebratory hullabaloo about homosexuality in the broadcast media in the summer of 2017,…

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  • A Foucauldian Analysis

    September 15, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    When the shift hits the critical fan: A Foucauldian analysis Heather Brunskell-Evans School of Education & Training Introduction In the past 15 years in the UK, the state has acquired powers, which mark a qualitative shift in its relationship to higher education. Since the introduction and implementation of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992,…

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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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  • Are men Human?

    February 3, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    This talk was recorded on 3 Feb 2017, during the British Academy Late, part of the British Academy’s season on Robotics, AI and Society. Philosopher Heather Brunskell-Evans asks are men human? Find out more: www.britishacademy.ac.uk/robotics.

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