• 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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  • Review: Suffragette helps us see why we still need feminism today

    October 12, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    I found the film Suffragette utterly stirring. This came as something of a surprise to me. The voluminous press coverage has been unanimous: the film’s uniqueness lies in its focus on working class women’s struggle for the vote. It’s true that this angle has been left largely unexplored in other cinematic representations, which have conventionally…

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  • The pornography of technology: whose freedom should be preserved?

    April 30, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    This is a discussion of the  issues around individual freedom in regards to the consumption of porn – and who is responsible for the influence it has on children The Technology section of the Guardian has published an article which examines proposed governmental restrictions of ISPs. Samuel Gibbs, the author, poses a primarily ethico-political question…

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  • Sexology exhibition sets out to lay bare truths but it’s a repressed affair

    April 15, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The Wellcome Trust is currently hosting an exhibition called ‘The Institute of Sexology’, running 20 November 2014 – 20 September 2015 I visited the exhibition when it opened and had rather mixed responses to it. I applaud an exhibition that draws critical attention both to the importance of sexology for sexual self-understanding and to the…

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