‘Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life’ – book launch at WHRC webinar 5 September 2020

Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life is both an engaging autobiography and a fascinating account of feminist history. From the heady days of the Women’s Liberation Movement through to the backlash against radical feminism as neoliberal laissez-faire attitudes took hold. Fast forward to the current re-examination of feminism in light of the #MeToo movement and […]


Book launch: “Trigger Warning – My Lesbian Feminist Life”

Sheila Jeffreys will be talking about her new book, autobiography “Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life” on Saturday 5 September at 7pm Melbourne AEST/5pm London GMT at a webinar hosted by the Women’s Human Rights Campaign. Please register in advance for this webinar here. Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life is both an engaging autobiography […]


Men’s sexual rights vs women’s sex-based rights – WHRC webinar April 2020

Sheila Jeffreys talks about men’s sexual rights versus women’s sex-based rights at a Women’s Human Rights Campaign webinar on 18 April 2020. Watch the webinar here.


Theorising sexuality – Madrid October 2019

Watch Sheila Jeffrey’s talk on theorising sexuality, from Madrid in October 2019, here.


Lesbians on Chairs – May 2019

Watch the full recording of the Lesbians on Chairs event from London in May 2019 here. Organised by Standing for Women, speakers include Sheila Jeffreys, Julia Long, Lesley Woodburn, Julia Beck and Dovile Lapinskaite. Chair was Anne Ruzlyo.


The Lesbian Revolution – October 2018

The Lesbian Revolution: lesbian feminism in the UK 1970-1990 Sheila Jeffreys FiLiA Salford, Greater Manchester October 2018   I am going to talk today about my new book The Lesbian Revolution: lesbian feminism in the UK 1970-1990. The book is a history of lesbian feminism, and I wrote it with two purposes. One was simply […]


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 […]


The Need to Abolish Marriage

I have a radical lesbian feminist position on marriage which is well expressed by the US lesbian legal theorist Ruthann Robson (1992) who argues for the general abolition of marriage saying that ‘lesbian survival is not furthered by embracing the law’s rule of marriage. Our legal energy is better directed at abolishing marriage as a […]


Bisexual Politics: a superior form of feminism?

In this article, I shall examine the ideas and practices of the bisexual movement that has developed in the Western world in the last decade. I shall offer a lesbian feminist critique. Bisexual theorists and activists have formulated critiques of lesbian feminism at their conferences and in anthologies of their writings. Lesbian feminists have been […]


Transgender Activism: A Lesbian Feminist Perspective

Feminist analysis of transsexualism such as that of Janice Raymond has seen it as a deeply conservative phenomenon in which surgical mutilation is employed to maintain the genders of male dominance and female subordination. Transsexualism has a new face in the nineties in “transgenderism” which employs queer and postmodern theory to render transsexualism progressive. This […]