News in Global Ethics

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

Midlands universities partnership will train the next generation of arts and humanities researchers

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Eight leading universities in the Midlands are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Date:
Wednesday 15 August 2018
Surrogacy laws: why a global approach is needed to stop exploitation of women

Surrogacy laws: why a global approach is needed to stop exploitation of women

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Dr Herjeet Marway and Dr Gulzaar Barn (Department of Philosophy), write for The Conversation on the use of surrogacy; they argue that a global approach to surrogacy law is needed to stop the exploitation of women.
Date:
Thursday 9 August 2018
Beauty as a moral virtue: the case of "Dr. Bumbum"

Beauty as a moral virtue: the case of "Dr. Bumbum"

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Professor Heather Widdows is interviewed for BBC News Brazil about beauty as a moral virtue, following the recent news that a celebrity Brazilian cosmetic surgeon known as "Dr Bumbum" has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her (article in Portuguese).
Date:
Wednesday 8 August 2018
Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

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Dr Herjeet Marway writes for The Conversation on the ethics of genetically selecting for fair skin; she argues that such companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice. Herjeet's journal article on the same topic was recently quoted in The Guardian.
Date:
Tuesday 7 August 2018
Dr Herjeet Marway appointed chairperson of the Surrogacy UK Ethics Committee

Dr Herjeet Marway appointed chairperson of the Surrogacy UK Ethics Committee

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Dr Marway will be an external, independent voice, chairing a new committee that will help to ensure that Surrogacy UK and its members continue to practice UK-based altruistic surrogacy to the highest standards.
Date:
Friday 27 July 2018
Pick of the Week

Pick of the Week

Description
Heather Widdows' 'Perfect Me' featured in BBC Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week'.
Date:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
The eye of the beholder: the rise of the global beauty ideal

The eye of the beholder: the rise of the global beauty ideal

Description
Chine McDonald interviews Heather Widdows for the Church Times.
Date:
Tuesday 24 July 2018
Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale

Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale

Description
Heather Widdows is interview by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England for its Appearance Matters podcast. Heather talks about how beauty has become a moral and ethical issue, and how women (and increasingly men) feel the pressure to conform to the beauty ideal.
Date:
Monday 16 July 2018
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