Sheila Jeffreys





Sheila Jeffreys


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Sheila Jeffreys writes and teaches in the areas of sexual politics, international gender politics, and lesbian and gay politics. She has written six books on the history and politics of sexuality. Originally from the UK, Sheila moved to Melbourne in 1991 to take up a position at the University of Melbourne. She has been actively involved in feminist and lesbian feminist politics, particularly around the issue of sexual violence, since 1973. She is involved with the international non-government organization, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, in international organising.

She is the author of The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality, 1880-1930 (1985/1997) Anticlimax: A Feminist Perspective on the Sexual Revolution (1990), The
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Beauty and Misogyny: Harmfu...

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Unpacking Queer Politics

3.71 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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The Industrial Vagina: The ...

3.90 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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Gender Hurts: A Feminist An...

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The Spinster and Her Enemie...

4.12 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1986 — 7 editions
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The Lesbian Heresy

3.85 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Anticlimax: A Feminist Pers...

4.35 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1990 — 8 editions
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The Idea of Prostitution

3.69 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Man's Dominion: The Rise of...

4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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The Sexuality Debates

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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“Masculinity cannot exist without femininity. On its own, masculinity has no meaning, because it is but one half of a set of power relations. Masculinity pertains to male dominance as femininity pertains to female subordination.”
Sheila Jeffreys, Unpacking Queer Politics

“Radical feminist theorists do not seek to make gender a bit more flexible, but to eliminate it. They are gender abolitionists, and understand gender to provide the framework and rationale for male dominance. In the radical feminist approach, masculinity is the behaviour of the male ruling class and femininity is the behaviour of the subordinate class of women. Thus gender can have no place in the egalitarian future that feminism aims to create.”
Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism

“Male domination, and the low and stigmatised status of women, cause teenage girls to engage in punishment of their bodies through eating disorders and self-mutilation. There is increasing evidence that woman-hating Western cultures are toxic to girls and very harmful to their mental health. It is, perhaps, not surprising, therefore, that there seem to be some girls baling out and seeking to upgrade their status.”
Sheila Jeffreys, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism



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