• 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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  • Podcast

    June 5, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    PODCAST: From academia to pop culture to body hair, porn culture has permeated almost every aspect of our lives Today, pornography is inescapable. It shapes our self-image, our relationships, our sexualities — even our body hair removal practices. In academia, many media scholars have taken a non-critical approach to porn and third wave feminists have…

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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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  • 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 How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern?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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  • 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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