My latest article at Quillette examines moral panics over sexualisation in the wake of the controversy over Cuties, a Netflix film.
This is the audio version of a video I published recently. Ashley Frawley is a Marxist academic. Together, we explore the Woke phenomenon and discuss whether it more closely resembles Communism or Fascism.
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My latest video is a discussion with Ashley Frawley, a Marxist academic, on the nature of the Woke movement. Although it is often described as Marxist (sometimes self-described as such), is it really a left-wing movement, or is it (as I suspect) closer to being a fascist one?
Badiva (Bianka Grant) is a London-based music performer of West Indian origins. Her music is made in the Jamaican-influenced, London urban style, and is highly erotic. In this interview we discussed WAP (the recent release by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion) – a music video that caused upset by being overtly sexual. We also talked about the backlash faced by sexual performers, the word “whore”, the attitudes towards sex within black cultures, and Russell Brand’s belief that female sexuality was invented by men.
This is the audio version of a YouTube video I recently published. It’s an interview with Alex Dutty, a London-based rapper who was attacked and “cancelled” for making a music video. But bizarrely, the video was a powerful anti-racist one. Alex was the victim of a Woke mob that, one day, collectively decided to brand him a “racist”, and turn on him.
This is the audio version of a YouTube video I published recently. It’s a monologue on a recent social media outburst by Wiley, a UK grime music artist, in which he attacked Jews and (apparently) called for anti-Jewish violence. I look at the background to antisemitism in black music scenes and argue that racist black nationalism is a problem that has been ignored for too long.
A few years ago, I noticed one of my Facebook friends – a UK music artist called Alex Dutty – was getting mauled on UK hip hop forums. This looked like the typical social media pile-on: influential individuals leading their fans into a bullying campaign. Alex was trying to defend himself, but once the mob scented blood, it mattered little what he said. Mobs are irrational, spurred on by reassuring each other that their target is the worst kind of person.
The accusation against Alex was “racism”. And yet there was no sign that he was actually racist. His crime was to have made a video called Proud To Be White. But anyone who watched it could see that this was clearly an anti-racism video. Alex’s true crime was, apparently, to be a white, working class man in the wrong time and the wrong place. His music career was destroyed by false allegations and boycotts. Alex was an early victim of what is now known as Cancel Culture. Recently, I caught up with Alex to interview him about his experience of being cancelled.
Miss Matthews (pictured here) has just published an entertaining (and flattering) review of my book, Porn Panic, to her blog, Stripy Scarf. Porn Panic can be ordered at Amazon and your favourite book shop, and is available in paperback and Kindle versions. Signed paperback copies are also available to people who support me via Patreon. Donations help me devote more time to campaigning against censorship and attacks on liberal values, and in particular will help me create more regular content for my Sex & Censorship YouTube Channel.
The review begins…
“From the lurid title and cartoon cover you might not expect to find within these pages a detailed, history and compelling analysis of liberalism, pornography, censorship and feminism, from pre-historic times via the enlightenment; the post-1945 socialist triumphs of universal education and healthcare and the welfare state, to the present day: yet that’s what Porn Panic delivers, in accessible, humorous chunks, liberally spiced with illuminating examples and personal anecdotes. Jerry Barnett’s style is funny, intelligent, coherent and lucid, while the arguments he presents are fascinating and frequently unanswerable.”