• UCL Debating Society

    January 26, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    This House would ban pornography Monday at 19:00–21:00 JAN29 2018 Lecture Theatre D103 25 Gordon Street London, WC1H 0AY London, United Kingdom UCL Debating Society latest Free Public Debate on the motion Proposers: Dr Heather Brunskell Evans – Director of ‘Stop Violence against Women and Girls’ Dr Sasha Rakoff – Founder of ‘OBJECT’ – organisation…

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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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  • Here’s why the UK should make it illegal to pay for sex

    February 4, 2016 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The UK is now one step closer to making it a criminal offence to pay for sex – but not to sell it. The introduction of a Sex Buyer Law would fundamentally change the nation’s approach to the “oldest profession”, by shifting the burden of criminality from prostitutes to the men paying for sex –…

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  • A third wave of feminism is rising – and here’s why we need to surf it now

    November 11, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    We are witnessing the beginning of a third wave of feminism. Taking up the struggle of Victorian social reformers, suffragettes and the revolutionary feminists of the 1970s, feminists today are fighting again for equal treatment and an end to sexual violence in a 21st society that remains patriarchal. It’s a busy time for feminists in…

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  • Want to stop revenge pornography? Then we need to overhaul mainstream porn

    August 29, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    The Press Association recently obtained new figures under Freedom of Information (FoI) laws, which show that police are dealing with their largest ever volume of revenge pornography cases. In the six months from October 2014 to April 2015, a total of 139 revenge porn allegations were made, on behalf of victims ranging from 11 years…

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  • Sex in Class: Liekens is right to teach teenagers about sexual pleasure

    August 10, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Goedele Liekens, a Belgian UN goodwill ambassador for sexual health, has waded into the UK’s debate about whether sex education should be compulsory with a new [TV programme]((http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sex-in-class) campaigning for a mandatory GCSE in sexual health. She believes teenagers should be taught about pornography, sexual pleasure and sexual agency, issues that she argues are sadly…

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