I am Professor of Political Philosophy and Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. I’m a political philosopher specialising in feminist theory, contemporary liberal theory, theories of social justice, theories of social construction, and bioethics.

My next book, Intact: A Defence of the Unmodified Body will be published by Allen Lane (Penguin Random House) in 2022: it’s available for pre-order from Blackwells, Waterstones, or from all good bookshops.

I’m also the author of:
Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defence of the Marriage-Free State (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State University Press, 2008)
Teach Yourself Political Philosophy: A Complete Introduction with Phil Parvin (Hodder, 2012)

I’m currently working on Freedom & Equality: Essays on Liberalism and Feminism, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. And I’ve written numerous articles and chapters on political philosophy and make regular media appearances.

My agent is Sophie Scard at United Agents.

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Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act

In October 2021 the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act was passed. This law makes it illegal for under-18s in England to access Botox or fillers for cosmetic reasons. This Bill follows the Nuffield Council on Bioethics report Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues. I was on the Working Party that produced that report. It recommended …