Helen Pluckrose

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Helen is a humanist, secularist and universal liberal. Her academic writing focuses on late medieval & early modern religious writing by and for women.

October, 2017

July, 2017

May, 2017

  • 27 May

    The Western-Centric Nature of Intersectional Feminism.

    feminism, intersectional feminism,

    Intersectional feminists fail Muslim women by valorising difference over shared humanity and overlooking or excusing abuse from their own communities. Many critics of intersectional feminism have accused its activists of not caring about the welfare of Muslim women. This is not straightforwardly true but it is easy to see why …

April, 2017

  • 28 April

    The Illiberal Attack on Tim Farron

    Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, recently sparked much disappointment and anger from liberals by declining to say whether he believes gay sex to be a sin.  This question had been directed at him several times because he is known to be a devout Christian. Although Farron confirmed he …

  • 11 April

    Hypocrisy: The Left Needs to Rebuild Trust

    left, corbyn, trump

    The current obsession with hypocrisy has special significance for the Left. Evolutionary psychology and Moral Foundations Theory shed light on this.