Public philosophy and other writing

On sex and gender

Can You Change Your Gender?, The Philosopher, Summer edition 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.

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.

When Bindels Speak. June 26th, 2018.

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

On academic freedom and freedom of expression

Sticks, Stones, and Lawsuits. Standpoint Magazine. 30th January, 2020.

This Is Not A Drill. Medium, 19th December 2019.

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

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

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.


Blackface is Evil - Why Isn't Drag? Standpoint, October 2019.

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

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