The Eroticism of (In)Equality

In this paper, presented at the ‘One is not born a woman’ conference, celebrating 50th anniversary of Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex organised by Fruaenmediaturm at Cologne, 22-24 October, 1999, Sheila Jeffreys argues that a massive obstacle to women’s equality lies in the way in which sex under male supremacy is constructed out of the […]


FTM Transsexualism and Grief

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In “Pornography and Grief” Andrea Dworkin writes very powerfully about the impact upon her of having to look at so much pornography in order to write about it. The horror of the pain, destruction, and just pure run of the mill hatred towards women inspired grief in her (Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, 1988). […]


Can human rights as a concept survive? NGOCSW66 – 20 March 2022

I am going to argue today that the inclusion of imagined identities such as ‘gender identity’ into human rights understandings and activism threatens the significance and integrity of the very idea of human rights. The Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights that we are here to talk about today concerns the protection of women’s rights from […]


‘Lesbian Feminism’ – 28 November 2021

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Sheila Jeffreys gave a talk – ‘Lesbian Feminism Now and Then’ – to the 1st Andalusian Congress of Abolitionist Women on 28 November 2021. ‘Lesbian Feminism Now and Then Seville Conference 28 November 2021 Hello Sisters, It is a delight to be able to speak with you today. I am going to talk about where […]


The Insult of Transgenderism – WDI talk 12 February 2022

The Insult of Transgenderism Sheila Jeffreys WDI 12 February 2022 We need to move on to the next stage in our struggle against transgenderism, that is moving beyond confronting individual challenges such as men entering women’s spaces, sports and opportunities to opposing the idea and practice of transgenderism itself. I am going to talk today […]


‘Loving to Survive’ by Dee Graham – a discussion with Laura Lecuona and Sheila Jeffreys

Sheila Jeffreys and Laura Lecuona discuss Dee Graham’s book, ‘Loving to Survive’, at WDI Radical Feminist Perspectives – 24 October 2021


‘Intercourse’ by Andrea Dworkin – Sheila Jeffreys and an Indian feminist discuss

Sheila Jeffreys and an Indian feminist discuss Andrea Dworkin’s book, ‘Intercourse’, at WDI Radical Feminist Perspectives – 4 October 2021


‘Unpacking queer politics’ – a discussion with Sheila Jeffreys and Marian Rutigliano

Sheila Jeffreys and Marian Rutigliano discuss Sheila’s book, ‘Unpacking Queer Politics’ at WDI Radical Feminist Perspectives – 29 August 2021.


‘Man’s Dominion’ – a discussion with Sheila Jeffreys and Jo Bart

‘Man’s Dominion’ by Sheila Jeffreys – a discussion with Sheila Jeffreys and Jo Bart at WDI Radical Feminist Perspectives in August 2021


Sheila Jeffreys on Kate Millet’s ‘Sexual Politics’

Sheila Jeffreys discusses Kate Millett’s book ‘Sexual Politics‘ and Batya Weinbaum talks about the work of Shulamith Firestone at WDI Radical Feminist Perspectives – 18 July 2021