Gender Hurts, New Book by Sheila Jeffreys

Don’t forget to pre-order Gender Hurts, coming out this April!

It is only recently that transgenderism has been accepted as a disorder for which treatment is available. In the 1990s, a political movement of transgender activism coalesced to campaign for transgender rights. Considerable social, political and legal changes are occurring in response and there is increasing acceptance by governments and many other organisations and actors of the legitimacy of these rights.

This provocative and controversial book explores the consequences of these changes and offers a feminist perspective on the ideology and practice of transgenderism, which the author sees as harmful. It explores the effects of transgenderism on the lesbian and gay community, the partners of transgenders, children who are identified as transgender and transgenders themselves and argues these are negative. In doing so the book contends that the phenomenon is based upon sex stereotyping, referred to as ‘gender’ – a conservative ideology that forms the foundation for women’s subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which would remove the rationale for transgenderism.

Sheila Jeffreys on Resistance Radio with Derrick Jensen

“Sheila Jeffreys is a lesbian feminist scholar and political activist. She
is the author of ten books, including Man’s Dominion: The Rise of Women and
the Eclipse of Women’s Rights; Unpacking Queer Politics; and Beauty and
Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West. We spoke of how the
beauty industry harms women.”

Click here to listen to the interview.

Academic calls for end to ‘ritualised humiliation’

Originally published in The Australian by Rachel Baxendale, April 26th 2013.

THE University of Melbourne has declined to condemn gender segregation at public events held by Islamic organisations at its Parkville campus, despite its leading gender-politics academic describing the practice as “sexual apartheid” and a form of “ritualised humiliation”. Continue reading

New Interview: Sex survey finds more British women have female partners

The number of British women having same-sex encounters has quadrupled in the last 20 years, according to the largest ever survey of Britain’s sexual habits.

The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles revealed a remarkable change in women’s sexual behaviour since the first survey two decades ago.

Click here to listen to the interview with Sheila Jeffreys.