‘Capital’ and Health

The earthquake in Nepal and the surrounding region in April 2015 were catastrophic, as ‘Acts of God’ often are. As is typical in these situations, the gap between the most well-off and the least well-off was highlighted during the rescue and relief efforts afterwards (see the commentary on inequalities throughout … Read More

Gamergate: Mobilizing Misogyny to Defend Men’s Privilege

The Gamergate controversy refers to the online harassment of women in the gaming industry, especially if they are critical of the industry’s male-dominated institutions and its sexist portrayal of women. The controversy emerged during the second half of 2014 and has largely occurred online. The Gamergate harassment raises important issues … Read More

Thoughts on a critique of sex addiction

Since the late 1990s, I have been teaching an undergraduate course on the history of sex. Students are fascinated by the topic. They are open to the idea that homosexualities have a history, that heterosexuality and pornography are relatively modern sexual constructs, that we can talk of a period of … Read More