Sex & Censorship

Jerry Barnett
Jerry Barnett writes on sex, censorship, science, identity politics and culture
Created 19 Feb 2021
  • The Republican Win in Virginia is Another Woke Legacy
    04 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 2
    A year ago, in the aftermath of the US Presidential election, I wrote an article entitled Why is the Minority Vote Shifting to the Right?, which noted a surprising trend in the voting numbers. Althoug...
  • What Does 'Woke' Actually Mean?
    22 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    We spend a lot of time these days talking across each other. Presumably, humans have always done this, but it seems especially bad right now. It’s so bad that our language - by which I mean English, a...
  • The Guardian Defends a Racist's Free Speech. This is a Step in the Right Direction
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Politics junkies may have been surprised this morning to find the Guardian reporting sympathetically on an academic who had been accused of racism. The academic in question was Prof Priyamvada Gopal o...
  • Guns, Germs and Steel is a Powerful Anti-Racist Book. So Why Doesn't the Left Love it?
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    It has been 30 years since the publication of Jared Diamond’s first book, The Third Chimpanzee, and it has survived the test of time well. It examines the evolutionary foundations of human behaviours,...
  • Should Teenagers have the Right to Access P**nography?
    30 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Anti-pornography campaigners and legislators have repeatedly tried to prevent teenagers from accessing pornography, arguing that it is harmful. And yet the evidence suggests the reverse: it appears th...
  • Identity Politics is Killing Solidarity and Fuelling Fascism
    12 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    I wrote this article five years ago, before Donald Trump was elected as President. I’m republishing it unchanged, because (sadly) much of what I wrote then is now coming to pass. The idea of a “Progre...
  • Gail Dines in Pornland
    09 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 1 3
    Following this week’s publication in Quillette of my article The War on Porn: Cancel Culture on Steroids, I had a discussion on Twitter in which the book Pornland by Gail Dines was cited. I had alread...
  • The War on Porn: Cancel Culture on Steroids
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    The pornography industry is often presented as a mighty force of capitalism. But the recent attacks by the finance industry on the biggest players - Pornhub and On Fans - suggests that free expression...
  • Sex and Gender - What's the Difference?
    20 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 0 3
    This is an updated version of an article I wrote a couple of years ago, in an attempt to clarify a confused debate. A decade or so ago, I began to write and campaign against censorship (of sexual expr...
  • Why is the Minority Vote Shifting to the Right?
    23 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 7 0
    This article was first published in Poliquads just after the US elections - it has been slightly updated. For me, the recent US Presidential election brought a double dose of good news. Not only did D...
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