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‘You can’t kill the spirit’ (but you can try): Gendered contestations and contradictions at Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp (2023)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (in press). ‘You can’t kill the spirit’ (but you can try): Gendered contestations and contradictions at Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp. In C. Eschle, & A. Bartlett (Eds.), Feminism and Protest Camps Entanglements, Critiques and Re-Imaginings. Bristol: University of Bristol Press

In the mid-1990s Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp outside the US National Security Agency military base in Yorkshire was the only full-time women-only peace camp in the UK and was wo-manned by several Greenham stalwarts. From whatever background, peac... Read More about ‘You can’t kill the spirit’ (but you can try): Gendered contestations and contradictions at Menwith Hill Women’s Peace Camp.

Queer (2022)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2022). Queer. Philosopher, Summer 2022(Summer),

Finn Mackay reviews the history of queer activism and queer theory, while situating this history in the context of our current fraught political situation.

"The politics of gender and identity": Finn Mackay in conversation with Jana Bacevic (2022)
Digital Artefact
Mackay, F. (2022). "The politics of gender and identity": Finn Mackay in conversation with Jana Bacevic. [Video]

Can we find a way through and even around the messy gender wars currently raging on- and offline? In this wide-ranging and timely conversation with Jana Bacevic, sociologist and activist Finn Mackay provides important theoretical background and conte... Read More about "The politics of gender and identity": Finn Mackay in conversation with Jana Bacevic.

Lesbian feminism (2022)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (2022). Lesbian feminism. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003286523-16

Lesbianism is the term used to describe a sexual orientation, sexual acts and desires, and romantic and sexual love between women. During the period known as the feminist Second Wave across the Western world, roughly from the late 1960s and into the... Read More about Lesbian feminism.

Still too hot to handle? Firebrand radical feminism (2022)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2022). Still too hot to handle? Firebrand radical feminism. Hypatia, 37(1), 216-220. https://doi.org/10.1017/hyp.2021.74

This is a particularly important time to be reconsidering and revisiting radical feminism. The contemporary visibility of trans rights movements, and the unsurprising, accompanying backlash from a variety of camps makes this a politically charged and... Read More about Still too hot to handle? Firebrand radical feminism.

Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars The Politics of Sex (2021)
Book
Mackay, F. (2021). Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars The Politics of Sex. London: Bloomsbury

Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars provides important theoretical background and context to the 'gender wars' or 'TERF wars' – the violent feminist fracture at the forefront of the LGBTQ international conversation. Using queer and female mascul... Read More about Female Masculinities and the Gender Wars The Politics of Sex.

Raising awareness and improving responses to gender-based violence: The contribution of feminist thought and activism (2021)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (2021). Raising awareness and improving responses to gender-based violence: The contribution of feminist thought and activism. In Understanding Gender-Based Violence An Essential Textbook for Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and Social Workers (3-13). Springer Nature

Raising Awareness and Improving Responses to Gender-Based Violence: The Contribution of Feminist Thought and Activism

Finn Mackay on gender ideology (2020)
Other
Mackay, F. (2020). Finn Mackay on gender ideology

https://www.engender.org.uk/news/blog/f-words-what-is-gender-ideology/

Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2 (2020)
Digital Artefact
Mackay, F. (2020). Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2. [https://www.theguardian.com/society/audio/2020/oct/09/understanding-the-fight-over-trans-rights-part-2]

Joining Anushka Asthana to discuss the issue are the feminist author Finn Mackay, who believes that while feminist divisions over trans rights are not new, they need not be inevitable, and Kathleen Stock, a philosophy professor who describes herself... Read More about Understanding the fight over trans rights – part 2.

Interview with Dr Finn Mackay for The Sociology Show (2020)
Digital Artefact
Mackay, F. (2020). Interview with Dr Finn Mackay for The Sociology Show. [https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/dr-finn-mackay-online-audio-converter-co]

In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Finn Mackay from UWE Bristol about her book entitled 'Radical Feminism: Feminist activism in movement'. Finn explains the 4 main components of Radical Feminism and some of the misconceptions about the movement too... Read More about Interview with Dr Finn Mackay for The Sociology Show.

Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2019). Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK. Women's Studies International Forum, 75, Article 102241. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102241

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This article presents empirical data from survey research into lesbian and queer masculinities in the United Kingdom, conducted in 2017, which garnered over two hundred responses. Four dominant themes emerged from the data gathere... Read More about Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK.

BBC The Big Questions (2019)
Other
Mackay, F. BBC The Big Questions. Brighton

Rachel Burden presents topical debate live from The Attenborough Centre at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Has social media ruined childhood? Is feminism in crisis?

No woman’s land? Revisiting border zone denizens (2019)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2019). No woman’s land? Revisiting border zone denizens. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23(3), 397-409. https://doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2019.1565521

This article presents empirical data from survey research into lesbian and queer masculinities in the United Kingdom, conducted in 2017, which garnered over two hundred responses. Dominant themes emerged which addressed the differences between the se... Read More about No woman’s land? Revisiting border zone denizens.

The future of pornography - panel debate. Speakers | Finn Mackay, Rowan Pelling, Peter Tatchell (2018)
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Mackay, F. The future of pornography - panel debate. Speakers | Finn Mackay, Rowan Pelling, Peter Tatchell

Many believe that porn's dark fantasies risk corrupting relationships and society. Has this arisen because pornography is largely created by men? Could feminist pornography featuring authentic sex, diverse bodies and female perspectives offer a truly... Read More about The future of pornography - panel debate. Speakers | Finn Mackay, Rowan Pelling, Peter Tatchell.

Lesbian/queer masculinities (2017)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2017). Lesbian/queer masculinities

Questions about the resonance and relevance of this classic and much stereotyped lesbian identity are not, of course, new questions. Perhaps the most well-known interrogation occurred during the famous ‘sex-wars’ of the 1980s, but arguably these deba... Read More about Lesbian/queer masculinities.

Un-teaching for boys (2017)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2017). Un-teaching for boys

Ungendering our children - the harms of stereotyping and how to avoid them.