Social Theorist and Philosopher

feminist philosophy and the politics of the body

Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Soros Effect

Conversation with Jody Raphael about “Decriminalization of Prostitution: The Soros Effect” George Soros and Open Society Foundation are supporting the decriminalization of prostitution by funding organizations around the world to advocate for this legal change. Heather Brunskell-Evans (FiLiA podcasts, London) interviews Jody Raphael, Senior Research Fellow, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Law Center, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA, …

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The Pimping Of Prostitution

“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 Sex Work Myth is written …

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The Contemporary Cult Of The ‘Sex Worker’

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 How has prostitution — an outdated, slavery-like industry — been made to look so modern?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 is a job like any …

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Are men Human?

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.

The Economist’s Pimp

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 and their policies deploy the …

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