• Roundtable: Is the Harvey Weinstein scandal a tipping point?

    November 2, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Roundtable: TRT World Live Discussion topic: In the wrong hands, position and influence can be a very dangerous thing. Harvey Weinstein is accused of using his power to abuse and manipulate others and he’s not the only one. What will it take to stop it? I took part in a Roundtable TV discussion on 25th…

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  • The Changing Face of Patriarchy: Is it receding or just reinventing itself?

    October 6, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    FiLiA Conference 2017 14th October – 15th October 2017 UCL Institute Of Education 20 Bedford Way London, WC1H 0AL + Google Map Pricing: One day £50 (£30 concession) Two days £80 (£50 concession) Party £5 (£3 concession) Children 0 – 12 free Is patriarchy dying off or is it just mutating, reinventing itself in order…

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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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  • The Contemporary Cult Of The ‘Sex Worker’

    February 27, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    In certain social circles, praising “sex workers” has become fashionable. How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern? A BBC Three video making the rounds on social media features a number of self-identified sex workers who either work independently or who profit from employing others, explaining that prostitution…

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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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