Harmful cultural practices in the West, 2nd Edition
Series: Women and Psychology
The new edition of Beauty and Misogyny revisits and updates Sheila Jeffreys' uncompromising critique of Western beauty practice and the industries and ideologies behind it. Jeffreys argues that beauty practices are not related to individual female choice or creative expression, but represent...
Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge
A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism
It is only recently that transgenderism has been accepted as a disorder for which treatment is available. In the 1990s, a political movement of transgender activism coalesced to campaign for transgender rights. Considerable social, political and legal changes are occurring in response and there is...
Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge
The Rise of Religion and the Eclipse of Women's Rights
In this feminist critique of the politics of religion, Sheila Jeffreys argues that the renewed rise of religion is harmful to women’s human rights. The book seeks to rekindle the criticism of religion as the founding ideology of patriarchy. Focusing on the three monotheistic religions; Judaism,...
Published October 9th 2011 by Routledge
Series: Women's Source Library
First published in 1987. From the 1870's to the 1920's, feminists actively campaigned against men's sexual abuse of women. This collection brings together the major articles which fuelled the feminist campaigns and helped to bring about significant reforms....
Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge
The Political Economy of the Global Sex Trade
The industrialization of prostitution and the sex trade has created a multibillion-dollar global market, involving millions of women, that makes a substantial contribution to national and global economies. The Industrial Vagina examines how prostitution and other aspects of the sex industry have...
Published November 10th 2008 by Routledge