Articles & blog posts
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘When hundreds of women are dying as a result of sex, it’s a sure sign men are doing something wrong’, The Article, 18th April 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘If anyone can choose to be female, what happens to women’s rights?‘ The Australian, 28th February 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Is it possible to change sex?‘ The Article, 19th February 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. & Vicendese, Emily. ‘Does ‘Gender Identity’ Preclude Male Violence? Reply to Finlayson, Jenkins, and Worsdale’, Conatus News, 20th November 2018.
Chappell, Sophie-Grace., & Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Transgender: a dialogue’, Aeon, 15th November 2018.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Is there anything wrong with collective punishment?‘ Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, The Ethical War Blog, September, 26th September 2018.
Allen, Sophie., Finneron-Burns, Elizabeth., Jones, Jane Clare., Lawford-Smith, Holly., Leng, Mary., Reilly-Cooper, Rebecca., & Simpson, Rebecca. ‘Derogatory Language in Philosophy Journal Risks Increased Hostility and Diminished Discussion (guest post)’, Daily Nous, 27th August 2018.
Lawford-Smith, Holly., & Vicendese, Emily. ‘Penises don’t kill people, people with penises do’, Feminist Current, 16th August 2018.
Swearer, Stephen., Jessup, Brad., Lawford-Smith, Holly., Patterson, Jeannie., Bell, Simon., & Beer, Tania. ‘Why the plastic bag backflip is a bad idea’, Pursuit, 1st August 2018.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Speaking on behalf of…’ Aeon, July 11th 2018.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Some Thought on the Hypatia Affair’, Crooked Timber, 6th May 2017.
Barry, Christian. & Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Critics Pour Cold Water on Ice Bucket Challenge. Are They Right?‘ The Conversation, 27th August 2014.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Radical Feminist Wish List, 2019’, Medium, 6th June 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘An Open Letter to Twitter’s Board of Directors’, Medium, 2nd June 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Patriarchy, misogyny, & the gender system‘, Medium, 25th May 2019.
Allen, Sophie., Jones, Jane Clare., Lawford-Smith, Holly., Leng, Mary., Reilly-Cooper, Rebecca., & Stock, Kathleen. ‘Doing better in arguments about sex and gender‘, Medium, 23rd May 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Some thoughts about Hi-Phi Nation’s ‘For Women Only, Part II’’, Medium, 11th May 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘“A hate movement hiding behind a bunch of pseudo-feminist platitudes”: Response to ContraPoints’, Medium, 31st March 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Is it possible to change sex?’ Medium, 14th February 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘What Intersectionality Isn’t‘, Medium, 24th January 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Should companies shift to gender neutral bathrooms?’, Medium, 3rd January 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘“Trans-ancestral Māori are Māori!” An alternative history‘, Medium, 4th December 2018.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Reproductive Rights are Women’s Rights‘, Medium, 3rd December 2018.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Australian Federal and State Law on Sex and Gender’, Medium, 15th October 2018.
Interviews / Profiles
Tonoli, Carley. ‘Meet Dr Holly Lawford-Smith: Prize-Winning Author, SHAPS Philosopher, and Seamstress Extraordinaire!‘ SHAPS Research Forum, 4th June 2019.
Marshall, Richard., & Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Thinking about climate change, global justice, and trans‘, 3am Magazine, 18th March 2019. (Note: this interview was taken down after some controversy and is now available at 3.16AM instead).
Lam, Barry. ‘For Women Only, Part II‘, Slate’s Hi-Phi Nation, 11th May 2019 (with Laurel Westbrook, Holly Lawford-Smith, & Robin Dembroff).
Matthews, Beth. ‘Dr Holly Lawford-Smith: Are Citizens Culpable for States’ Actions?‘, 3CR Radical Philosophy, 4th May 2019.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘What’s Wrong With Collective Punishment?’ Podcast of Aristotelian Society Talk, 4th June 2018.
Episode 13: Guest philosopher Colin Klein talks with us about whether insects are conscious and what that would mean.
Episode 12: Guest philosopher Stephanie Collins talks with us about who does wrong when an organisation does wrong.
Episode 11: Guest philosopher Lisa Ellis talks with us about sea-level rise and adaptation justice.
Episode 10: Guest philosopher Christian Barry talks with us about the injustices consumers are implicated in through ordinary goods like smartphones and clothing.
Episode 9: Guest philosopher Caroline West talks with us about the implications that a popular view about group rights has for the permissibility of our younger selves making decisions that trap or constrain our older selves.
Episode 8: Guest philosopher Nick Barry talks with us about social esteem.
Episode 7: Guest philosopher Reene Bolinger talks with us about the idea that it’s wrong to put someone in a situation where they cannot know whether you’ve consented or not.
Barry, Christian., Halliday, Dan. Dialogues, Season I, Episodes 1 – 6, 2018.
Episode 01: Charity: Dan, Christian, and their mate Holly Lawford-Smith discuss if we should give more to those we know well than strangers, if charity is only for those in desperate need, and who should help the needy, the government or private charities?
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Why Worry About Class?‘ Philosophy 24/7, November 2016.
Lawford-Smith, Holly. ‘Offsetting Class Privilege’, Interview for Uehiro Centre, University of Oxford, with David Edmonds, June 2016.