• Trans Activism vs Feminism (and the Wider World): Heather Brunskell-Evans in Conversation with Julian Vigo

    January 27, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    THE COTO CONVERSATION At Culture on the Offensive, one of the  goals is to showcase new conversations that have trouble being heard in the wider political discourse. Identitarian movements speaking on behalf of minorities and vulnerable groups are developing a reputation for attempting to stigmatise and prohibit many of these conversations. These prohibitions are done…

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  • FiLiA meets Carol J Adams : The Sexual Politics of Meat

    January 23, 2019 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Carol J. Adams is an American activist and author who has written extensively on the sexual politics of meat. Here she discusses how a culture of meat-eating and the objectification of women as flesh to be consumed are intimately connected. Carol argues that veganism and the dismantling of misogny go hand-in-hand.   Here is Carol’s…

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  • The Ministry of Trans Truth

    December 7, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The language of transgenderism is designed to silence dissent. I’m fascinated by the way that concepts apparently arise from nowhere, take hold in the popular imagination, then become naturalised and beyond question. One such idea is that individuals can be ‘born in the wrong body’, so that men can be women. Since there is no…

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  • Upcoming C4 Talk with Stella O’Malley

    November 13, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    I joined Stella O’Malley to talk about the issue of transitioning our children and young people, and of the sheer violence that can occur if anyone even suggests there may be a safeguarding issue. In my view we are morally obliged to discuss ALL aspects of this topic. This talk will be screend on C4…

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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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