Check out the latest interview with feminist academic and author Sheila Jeffreys on the topic of gender.
“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.”
“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.”
Originally published in The Australian by Rachel Baxendale, April 26th 2013.
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