Queer Politics – June 2020

Sheila Jeffrey’s talk from the WHRC webinar 7 June 2020. Also featuring Julia Beck and Ariel Pereira. Watch the talk here.


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.


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.


Radical feminist debunks transgenderism – March 2019

“Sheila Jeffreys, an English radical feminist and author, has spent more than forty years fighting for women and girls’ sex-based rights. In 2014 she wrote a book Gender Hurts which controversially rejects the politics of transgenderism. Last week she was in New York with the Women’s Human Rights Campaign helping to launch the Declaration on Women’s […]


The invention of gender dysphoria – November 2018

Watch Sheila Jeffrey’s talk on the invention of gender dysphoria at We Need to Talk, November 2018 here.


Enforcing Men’s Sexual Rights in International Human Rights Law – June 2018

Why International? Talk given at We Need to Talk, June 2018 “I am going to talk today about why it is important to think internationally when dealing with the threat posed by men’s crossdressing activism (commonly called the transgender rights movement) to women’s human rights. In the UK the feminist resistance has been growing exponentially […]


Rift in Women’s Studies over Transgender Issues – January 2017

WMST-L is like many online discussion groups for scholars. It features many posts in which scholars try to help one another. What would be a good book to add to a syllabus on a given course? What do people know about the content of a forthcoming conference? Who might be interested in joining a panel […]


Sheila Jeffreys on neoliberalism, identity politics and the women’s lib movement – October 2016

“Feminism has suffered a significant loss in recent decades. The impact of “queer studies,” neoliberalism, and identity politics was substantial. Renowned radical feminist, Sheila Jeffreys, witnessed the move from “Women’s Studies” to “Gender Studies” in academia and saw feminist discourse and women’s culture built during the second wave eroded. Jeffreys joined the women’s movement in […]


Transgender politics: are all ideas equal? November 2015

Germaine Greer’s appearance at a UK University was almost stopped by a petition because of views she expressed about transgender people. Many disagree with statements she made during an appearance on the BBC’s Newsnight program this week, with some claiming her recent views on transgender people are misogynistic, controversial and transphobic. Should controversial views be […]


Feminist gay activist pushing to keep bathrooms gender segregated – September 2014

Mixed-gender bathrooms pose a risk of harassment for women. “A prominent lesbian feminist activist is pushing to keep bathrooms segregated by gender on grounds that might sound familiar to conservatives: Mixed-gender restrooms would put women at risk of harassment and assault. Sheila Jeffreys, an author and teacher who is “actively involved in feminist and lesbian feminist […]