• 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 How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern?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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  • Decriminalization and the Prostitution of British Law

    January 14, 2017 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Although prostitution is legal in Britain there are a number of laws which regulate related activities, such as soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, and pimping. These laws are both confused and confusing: regional police forces interpret them in different ways; and they do not comply with sexual equality…

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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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  • Peter Tatchell’s approach to prostitution is anything but progressive

    October 5, 2016 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Peter Tatchell’s political interventions — in particular his “outing” of prominent figures for their hypocrisy in publicly condemning homosexuality whilst being gay — have cast him as a radical driven by strong ethical principles. I once admired Tatchell, although I sometimes balked at his naming and shaming tactics. I saw him as someone who stood…

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