• The Pimping Of Prostitution

    January 26, 2018 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    “The Pimping of Prostitution” – Exploring the ‘Sex Worker’ Narrative In her latest book, ‘The Pimping of Prostitution’, Julie Bindel examines and critiques arguments around the decriminalisation of sex work and prostitution. Bindel, J. (2017), The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth, Palgrave MacMillan Julie Bindel’s book, The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the…

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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 How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern?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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  • The Economist’s Pimp

    May 11, 2016 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    What should be done about prostitution? Robert Skidelsky, an economist, member of the House of Lords, and contributor to Project Syndicate, has answered that question unequivocally. In an article entitled the Economist’s Concubine he concludes that prostitution should be completely decriminalised. The Labour Party, the Green Party and Amnesty International are of the same mind…

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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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  • Sorry Amnesty, decriminalising sex work will not protect human rights

    October 14, 2015 Heather Brunskell-Evans

    Amnesty International declares itself to have an overarching commitment to advancing gender equality and women’s rights. Against the backdrop of this ethical aspiration, a controversial new policy has been adopted. It calls for the decriminalisation of prostitution, in order to protect the human rights of sex workers. Sex workers are one of the most marginalised…

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