About Jerry Barnett

This is Jerry’s bio page, and includes links to his writing work. Other useful links:

Jerry Barnett is a writer, technologist, maths-and-science geek, anti-censorship advocate, music lover and parent. His book, Porn Panic,  which examined anti-sex moral panics and the rise of cancel culture, was published by Zero Books in August 2016. Jerry writes about sex, science, censorship, politics, identity and culture, and makes appearances in the media, at university debates, and as a public speaker to talk about free speech, sexual freedom, and other subjects.


A selection of Jerry Barnett’s articles:

The Moral Panic over ‘Sexualisation’ (Quillette)

Antisemitism and Black Nationalism (Areo)

Why is the Minority Vote Shifting to the Right? (Poliquads)

The Price of Sex (Quillette)

The Ugly History of Rape Panics (Quillette)

Identity Politics is Killing Solidarity and Fuelling Fascism (Sex and Censorship)

What is the Difference Between Sex and Gender? (Medium)

Silencing “hate speech” doesn’t stop hate (Huffington Post UK)

Will declining monogamy lead to an increase in violence? (Areo Magazine)

There is No ‘Gay Gene’, but Sexuality is Affected by Many Genes of Small Effect (Quillette)

Porn, women’s rights, and the left (Counterpunch)

London’s Knife Crime is not the Fault of the Black Community (Areo Magazine)

Last Days at Hot Slit – A Review of Andrea Dworkin’s Writing (Quillette)

Porn for Women: What do Women Really Watch? (Sex and Censorship)

Jerry has made frequent radio and TV appearances, and regularly participates in university debates. He featured as a witness on Radio 4’s The Moral Maze to discuss pornography.

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