Megan Todd

Megan Todd
University of Central Lancashire | UCLAN · School of Law and Social Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My doctoral research was on community responses to lesbian domestic violence, where I argued against pervasive assertions that feminists and the lesbian community alike had ignored the issue. From this, I worked on a project exploring domestic abuse in post-conflict countries. More recently, research has included an analysis of LGBT+ domestic abuse service users in Lancashire and a project on universities’ use of their LGBT+ heritage.

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Cyberviolence against women and girls is widely recognised as an issue of global concern. The far-reaching grip of the internet means that patriarchal attitudes towards women now have many more avenues for their expression. Within this chapter, I argue that rather than viewing this as a new social problem, such abuse can be considered as an old sto...
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Sexualities and Society adopts a fresh, sociological perspective to explore the development of sexualities across both public and private spheres, giving thoughtful consideration to heterosexualities, cis, bi and trans identities. Divided into three parts, the book starts with an exploration into the history of sexuality, before covering the key t...
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After many delays, the government’s concern about whether religion should be exempt from prohibiting conversion therapy in England and Wales has led to more setbacks. A blanket ban, it’s argued, would infringe on religious freedoms and the belief among some groups that any sex outside heterosexual marriage is sinful. In response to proposals for a...
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It is widely acknowledged that the internet impacts on our lives in ever more ways. This is particularly true for young people, arguably the group most connected online. It is becoming apparent that the lives of older people are also increasingly entrenched in the internet in a variety of ways in their later life. Much has rightly been made of the...
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At the time of writing, the five-month focus on the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted many to reflect on our relationship with the planet and the other animals we share it with. Many are of the opinion that we are in the midst of the Anthropocene, or Sixth, Mass Extinction. Jem Bendell (2020) highlights how the destruction of natural habitats and resu...
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The number of young people identifying as bisexual has apparently risen by 45% over the last three years. Women are more likely to identity as bisexual (0.8%) than lesbian (0.7%), whereas men are more likely to report as gay (1.6%) than bisexual (0.5%). That last finding chimes with other studies in the UK and the US – but why should this be?
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Pervasive public stories about intimate relationships, as Jamieson (2002) has suggested, have a significant impact on both public and private lives. The dominant story about domestic violence has placed the phenomenon within heterosexual relationships, rendering the experiences of same-sex couples, especially partnerships involving older women, sil...
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These volumes can be reviewed together for two major reasons. Both present a cogent and challenging range of arguments on the subject of sexualities and both have, as a focus, an exploration of the relationships between sexualities, space and place. Browne et al. do this by presenting a collection of essays, sweeping in scope, on contemporary debat...