Social Theorist and Philosopher

feminist philosophy and the politics of the body

Transgender and the new education curricula

Parents , teachers and psychologists are afraid of being labelled transphobic if they question the trans narrative. Here I discuss school education and the new mandatory sex and relationship curriculum. I am joined in conversation at Q&A with Sue Evans @sueevansprotect who is part of a team bringing a legal case to protect children from experimental medical treatment at the …

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

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 omitted from British children’s education …

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Unless we face up to our own pornography habits we can’t tackle our children’s

The results of a survey commissioned by NSPCC Childline about young people’s consumption of internet pornography have just been published. A poll of nearly 700 12 to 13-year-olds in the UK reveals that one in five of those surveyed said they had viewed images that shocked or disturbed them. One in ten children is worried that he or she is …

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