“In the weeks leading up to Professor Jeffreys brief visit to Tasmania, Scarlett Alliance contacted Whistleblowers Tasmania, Hobart Quakers and the Tasmanian University Law School in an attempt to have a planned Public Forum and Staff Seminar cancelled. These attempts took the form of telephone calls and emails and included a barrage of accusations against Professor Jeffreys in order to discredit and attack her professional integrity. In addition, a threat was made to “smear” the Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends) if they did not cancel the Public Forum at the Friends Meeting House.
The international campaign against Professor Jeffreys is typical of the tactics used against whistleblowers by global industries who want to justify the impacts of their industries and further expand them and this is particularly apparent with the globalisation of the Sex Industry.”
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“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.”
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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
In this special episode of The F Word, Meghan Murphy talks to Sheila Jeffreys and explores the possibility that feminism is in need of a re-radicalization.
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Originally published at The Guardian.
Breast implants for 18-year-olds? Hymen reconstructions? Rape-themed fashion collections? Don’t tell Sheila Jeffreys these are signs of female liberation. The radical feminist talks to Julie Bindel.