Public philosophy

Commissioned writing

Stonewall’s LGBT Guidance is Limiting the Free Speech of Gender Critical Academics. Quillette, 7th July 2019.

Maya Forstater says that women are adult human females: does this count as a philosophical belief? The Article,  10th May 2019.

Ignoring differences between men and women is the wrong way to address gender dysphoria. Quillette, April 11, 2019.

Can biological males be lesbians? The Article, 14th Jan 2019.

Stonewall's new definition of conversion therapy raises a few questions. The Article, 15th Nov 2018.

Why self-identification should not legally make you a woman. The Conversation, 1st October, 2019.

There are fundamental differences between gay and trans identities. The Economist, 7th July, 2018.

Changing the concept of woman will cause unintended harms. The Economist, 6th July, 2018.

Presence of Mind: on sexual objectification. The Forum for Philosophy.


Sexual orientation. Aristotelian Society podcast. 3rd June, 2019.

Philosophy Bites with Dave Edmunds: What is a woman? . May 21st, 2019.

Interview with Benjamin Boyce, Jan 10th, 2019.

Feminist Current with Meghan Murphy and Natasha Chart: On feminists 'allying with the right'. Feb 21st, 2019.

For Fair Play for Women.

Medium blogposts

Are academics freely able to criticise the idea of ‘gender identity’ in UK Universities?. July 3rd, 2019.

Doing better in arguments about sex, gender, and trans rights (co-authored with Sophie Allen, Jane Clare Jones, Holly Lawford-Smith, Mary Leng, and Rebecca Reilly-Cooper). May 23rd, 2019.

What Is It Like to Be A Witch? April 23rd, 2018.

My response to Dr Asia Ferrin. Sept 15th, 2018.

When Bindels Speak. June 26th, 2018.

Response to Professor Talia Mae Bettcher. May 31st, 2018.

Anonymised responses from other academics to my articles on sex, gender, and philosophy. May 17th, 2018.

Academic philosophy and the UK Gender Recognition Act. May 7th, 2018.

Other stuff

Back in t'day I used to blog about fiction at Thinking About Fiction.