Sex survey finds more British women have female partners – April 2013

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. Guests: Professor Sheila Jeffreys Lecturer in international […]


Academic Calls For End To Ritualised Humiliation – April 2013

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”. On April 13, a lecture entitled “Islamic rulings […]


Insult, Offence and the Draft Human Rights and Anti-discrimination Bill – January 2013

“His workmates nicknamed him “Romeo”, in the true Australian larrikin tradition. But “Romeo” took offence to their ribbing. He lodged a discrimination claim on the grounds of “lawful sexual activity”. His employer, a small auto-electrician company in rural Victoria, chose to pay thousands of dollars in compensation in a confidential settlement, to avoid the costs […]


Scarlett Alliance Fails in Bid to Gag Professor – June 2012

The Scarlett Alliance in Tasmania has failed in their campaign to have visiting Professor Sheila Jeffreys banned from speaking at a Staff Seminar at the University of Tasmania Law School and a Public Forum at the Friends Meeting House in Hobart. “Professor Sheila Jeffreys is from the School of Social and Political Sciences at the […]


Expert Adds To Sex Debate – June 2012

Originally published in The Mercury by Jennifer Crawley, June 3rd 2012. Controversial anti-prostitution campaigner Professor Sheila Jeffreys has visited Hobart as State Parliament gets ready to debate legalisation of the sex industry. Prof Jeffreys spoke at the University of Tasmania law school and a public forum in Hobart yesterday as the Justice Department prepares to give its […]