• Review of Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body

    November 12, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2018, 63, 4, 536–545 Book Review : BRUNSKELL-EVANS, H. & MOORE, M. (Eds). Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. Pp. 224. Hbk. £61.99. By James Caspian. Over the many years of my work with patients and clinicians about transgender, ‘trans’…

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  • Neo-Liberalism, Patriarchy and the Female Body

    November 12, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    A Presentation given at FiLiA Conference, October 2018 Neo-liberalism is the political philosophy (of the left and the right) that was developed during the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher’s prime ministership but which then gathered traction as populist ‘common-sense’ during the 1990s and onwards. It has several problems: 1) It regards the individual as an autonomous…

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  • Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues

    October 16, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    An open letter from academics was delivered to the Guardian of which I am a signatory about suppression of discussion and/or research into the issue of transgenderism. Academics are being harassed over their research into transgender issues It is not transphobic to investigate this area from a range of critical perspectives, say 54 academics who…

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  • Michele Moore Talks about Transitioning Children

    September 20, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Michelle Moore co-editor speaks at WPUK Sheffield about the politics and ethics of transitioning children. Professor Michele Moore is an expert in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies. She leads human rights projects across the world to support children, their families and those who work with them. She is the Co-Editor of the ground-breaking book Transgender…

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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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