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 How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern?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