|Born||20 July 1962|
|Occupation||Journalist, writer, cultural critic|
|Organization||Co-founder of Justice for Women|
|Known for||Law reform, advocacy journalism|
|Movement||Radical feminism, lesbian feminism|
Julie Bindel (born 20 July 1962) is an English radical feminist writer. She is also co-founder of the law reform group Justice for Women, which has aimed to help women who have been prosecuted for assaulting or killing violent male partners.
A former visiting researcher at the University of Lincoln (2014–2017), and former assistant director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations at Leeds Metropolitan University, much of Bindel's work concerns male violence against women and children, particularly with regard to prostitution, stalking, religious fundamentalism, and human trafficking.
Bindel has written or co-written over 30 book chapters and five books, including Straight Expectations (2014) and The Pimping of Prostitution (2017). She is also the editor, with her partner Harriet Wistrich, of The Map of My Life: The Story of Emma Humphreys (2003). She has written regularly for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Spectator, The Sunday Telegraph magazine, and Standpoint.
Bindel and her two brothers (one older, one younger) grew up on a council estate in Darlington, north east England, after moving there from a terraced house that had coal fires and no indoor toilet. She is of mixed Catholic and Jewish heritage. She attended Branksome Comprehensive School from 1973 to 1978, leaving a year early without anyone noticing, she wrote. She came out as a lesbian in 1977 when she was 15. While growing up, Bindel wrote in 2009, the thought of heterosexual conformity was totally unappealing.
Police, women and murderers at large
When she was 17, Bindel moved to Leeds and joined the Leeds Revolutionary Feminist Group, which was campaigning against pornography. Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, was still at large; mainly in the Leeds and Bradford area from 1975 to 1980, he is known to have murdered 13 women, some working as prostitutes, and attacked seven more, leaving them for dead. It was Bindel's anger about the Sutcliffe murders that drove her to campaign to end sexual violence against women. She wrote in 2005 that the police investigation only became focused when the first "non-prostitute" was murdered. She was also angered by the police's assertions that prostitutes were the killer's target, although from May 1978 none of the victims had fitted that profile, and by police advice that women stay indoors.
Bindel describes being followed home one night in November 1980 by a man of medium height with a dark beard and wiry hair. She ran into a pub to escape from him and reported what had happened to the police, who either asked her to complete a photofit or dismissed her account because her pursuer had a Yorkshire accent. One officer, because her accent resembled the north-eastern man, later found to be a hoaxer, made light of Bindel's evidence by claiming she "was just trying to cover up for my dad". The following day or following week the body of Sutcliffe's final victim, a 20-year-old student, Jacqueline Hill, was found less than half a mile from where the man had followed Bindel. When Sutcliffe's photograph was published after his arrest the following year, Bindel realised the photofit she had assisted in compiling looked almost exactly like him as well as resembling the version provided by Marilyn Moore, one of Sutcliffe's victims who survived.
Bindel took part in feminist protests against the killings, including flyposting fake police posters in Leeds advising men to stay off the streets:
Attention all men in West Yorkshire,[...] there is a serial killer on the loose in the area. Out of consideration for the safety of women, please ensure you are indoors by 8pm each evening, so that women can go about their business without the fear you may provoke.
During late 2006 when the perpetrator of the Ipswich serial murders was still active, Bindel again found the police were advising women to "stay off the streets. If you are out alone at night, you are putting yourself in danger".
Research and activism
Bindel has served as the assistant director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations at Leeds Metropolitan University (1990s), researcher at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University (2000s), Visiting Journalist at Brunel University London (2013–2014), and Visiting Researcher at the University of Lincoln (2014–2017).
Justice for Women
Bindel's research into violence against women in domestic and personal relationships has been a central feature of her work. Together with her partner, Harriet Wistrich, a solicitor, and Hilary McCollum, Bindel co-founded Justice for Women (JFW), a feminist law-reform group that campaigns against laws that discriminate against women in cases involving male violence against partners. E. Jane Dickson wrote in The Independent in 1995 that the group was being run by Bindel, Wistrich and their dog, Peggy, out of their North London home; Peggy did "her bit for the cause by snarling like Cerberus at the approach of a male footfall".
JFW was created in 1991, initially as the Free Sara Thornton campaign, to secure the release of Sara Thornton, who had been convicted the previous year of murdering her violent husband. JFW was launched in solidarity with Southall Black Sisters, who were campaigning for the release of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, convicted in 1989 of murdering her husband.
One of JFW's earliest cases was that of Emma Humphreys. Humphreys had been convicted of murder after killing her violent pimp boyfriend in 1985 when she was 17. In September 1992, she wrote to JFW from prison asking for help. With their support she successfully appealed the conviction, claiming long-term provocation, a significant decision at the time. News reports from 7 July 1995 show Humphreys, Bindel and Wistrich holding hands on the steps of the Old Bailey after the judges ordered that Humphreys be released.
| Humphreys, Bindel and Wistrich,|
outside the Old Bailey, 7 July 1995
(YouTube video, directed by Pratibha Parmar)
Humphreys died three years later of a drug overdose. Bindel, Wistrich and Humphreys had become friends, and it was Bindel and Wistrich who found her dead in bed at her home. They co-edited a book based on her notes about her life, The Map of My Life: The Story of Emma Humphreys (2003). They also award the annual Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize to women and groups that raise awareness about violence against women and children.
In 2008, an issue Bindel had campaigned on for over a decade became the focus of government legislation. JFW and Southall Black Sisters had sought to change a law that protected men and penalised women. If men murdered a partner in the heat of the moment, an appeal to provocation was admissible in mitigation. Such an appeal was not practical for women trapped in violent relationships, because murders carried out in the context of ongoing subjection to violence tended not to occur in the heat of the moment, but would often be calculated to provide an escape from violence. The campaign to change the law sought to resist the mitigation that men could appeal to when partners were murdered, and allow the sustained violence to which women could be subjected to act as a mitigating factor. Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, was of a similar mind on this issue, and legislation was proposed that would change the law to this effect.
Bindel has been researching and campaigning against prostitution since the 1970s and has written regularly about it since 1998. While working at Leeds Metropolitan University in the 1990s, she coordinated the Kerb Crawlers Re-education Programme, a John school in the city. An abolitionist, she argues strongly against efforts to decriminalise the sex trade as part of promoting "sex workers' rights". Her position is that it is "inherently abusive, and a cause and a consequence of women's inequality ... a one-sided exploitative exchange rooted in male power". For her book The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth (2017), she interviewed 250 people in nearly 40 countries, visited brothels, and spoke to prostitutes, pimps and the police.
She has been commissioned several times to write reports about the sex trade for charities and local authorities. While working for the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University, she co-authored a report in 2003 on prostitution in Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. In 2004, she produced a report for Glasgow City Council on lap dancing in the UK. In 2008, she co-wrote (with Helen Atkins) Big Brothel, a report commissioned by the POPPY Project, which examined 921 brothels in London's 33 boroughs. They wrote that 85 percent of the brothels were in residential areas—nearly two-thirds in apartments and one-fifth in houses: "Wherever you are in the city, the likelihood is that buying and selling women is going on under your nose."
Bindel and Atkins recruited male acquaintances to telephone the brothels for them, asking what was on offer. They telephoned only the ones advertised in local newspapers; Bindel estimated that the brothels made £86M to £209.5M a year as a result of this advertising. Penetrative sex was available from £15 to £250, with an average price of £62, and two percent of the brothels offered unprotected penetrative sex for an extra £10 to £200. Many of the women were from Southern or Eastern Europe and Asia. One brothel offered what they said was "a Greek girl who is very, very young". Bindel wrote about the findings in her Guardian column:
When Frank rang a brothel in Enfield, he could hear a baby crying in the background. When Alan called one in Southwark, he could make out the sound of a child asking for his tea. And when Mick called another to inquire about their services, he was told that he could have a "dirty Oriental bitch who will do stag nights, anal, and the rest."
The Big Brothel report was criticised by 27 academics and other researchers involved in research into prostitution, who complained that the study had been conducted without ethical approval or acknowledgement of existing sources, and had been co-written by a researcher with anti-prostitution views. The POPPY Project responded that the report was one they had produced independently, that they were not an academic institution, and that it was important to provide a counterbalance to the positive focus on the sex industry found in the media.
Opinion journalism and interviews
Bindel writes for The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph magazine, New Statesman, Truthdig, and Standpoint, and is often interviewed by the BBC and Sky News. She began writing for newspapers in November 1998, while she was working at Leeds Metropolitan University, when The Independent published her article about the Leeds Kerb Crawlers Re-education Programme.
In 2001, she was given an occasional column in The Guardian, with more frequent contributions from 2003, after she wrote a longer piece about female sex tourism in Jamaica. Topics have included child abuse, cyberstalking, the failure to prosecute sex offenders and the consequences of that failure, and biological theories about what drives sex offenders. She has also covered gender-neutral toilets, "Why I hate vegetarians", Barbie and Ken—"a 1950s pre-feminist monstrosity, resplendent in her passivity" and "a drippy, pathetic man who appeared to have no penis"—and Arsenal football club—"I went to bed with a smile on my face. Why? The most arrogant team in England was given its comeuppance."
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Bindel is critical of the difficulties endured by many women who report rape. She argues that the investigative and legal process treats women more as offenders than victims, and that people think it is more important to safeguard the rights of men who might be accused maliciously. Her writings on rape have appeared in newspapers in Kuwait and India. She wrote in 2006 that she would not report rape herself: "We may as well forget about the criminal justice system and train groups of vigilantes to exact revenge and, hopefully, deter attacks. Because if I were raped, I would rather take my chances as a defendant in court, than as a complainant in a system that seems bent on proving that rape is a figment of malicious women's imagination."
Bindel refers to herself as a political lesbian feminist. In 2010, she entered The Independent's "Pink List" as no. 98 of the top 101 most influential gay and lesbian people in Britain. She began writing about lesbian issues in 1996. Her work for The Guardian has included articles about lesbian chic, lesbian child-bearing, the cosmetics industry, cosmetic surgery for women, and scientific theories about sexuality. In January 2009, she wrote about the radical lesbian feminism of the 1970s and 1980s, and her desire to return to those values. Her lesbianism is "intrinsically bound up" with her feminism and campaigning to oppose sexual violence. She described her horror when she was younger at the idea of settling down with a local boy:
I was ... struck by the drudgery on display. While men were out drinking, embarking on fishing trips and generally enjoying their freedom, women were stuck cooking for them, cleaning for them, and running around after children. For women, heterosexuality seemed a total con.
She concluded the article with an invitation to heterosexual women: "Come on sisters, you know it makes sense. Stop pretending you think lesbianism is an exclusive members' club, and join the ranks. I promise that you will not regret it." Bindel does not support the idea of marriage, which she calls a "patriarchal and outdated tradition" stemming from a time that women were viewed as the property of their fathers, then of their husbands. The taking of a husband's name she calls "branding". She extends the same criticism to same-sex marriage; marriage should be rejected, not reclaimed. "Dress it up, subvert it, deny it all you want," she said in 2016. "Marriage is an institution that has curtailed women's freedom for centuries ... It can never be a feminist act." She argues that the state should instead regulate civil partnerships for same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
A critic of identity politics and what she calls "the emergence of feminist preciousness", Bindel argued in 2014 that call-out culture had replaced political activism. She cited, as successful feminist campaigns, Justice for Women's work to change the law so that "nagging" was no longer a defence for husbands who killed their wives, and the efforts devoted to outlawing marital rape. Instead of fighting these institutional battles, feminists were focusing now on shaming individuals. "Petitions have taken over politics," she wrote. She is critical of the practice of no-platforming, arguing that "censorship is the new normal". For instance, in 2016 she said that banning Roosh V from entering the UK (who had said that if rape were legalised, women would be "more careful" with their bodies) would not change that every year in England and Wales around 400,000 women are sexually assaulted.[a] She believes that no-platforming merely leaves us uninformed about other people's views.
Bindel argues that gender is a product of socialisation, and that gender roles reinforce women's oppression. She would like to see an end to gender entirely. She wrote in 2008 that gender-reassignment surgery reinforces gender stereotypes, and that the diagnosis of gender identity disorder (GID) is built upon outdated views about how females and males should behave. "It is precisely this idea that certain distinct behaviours are appropriate for males and females," she wrote, "that underlies feminist criticism of the phenomenon of 'transgenderism.'"
A 2004 column by Bindel titled "Gender Benders, beware" printed in The Guardian caused the paper to receive more than two hundred letters of complaint from transgender people, doctors, therapists, academics and others. The column expressed her anger about Kimberly Nixon – a transgender woman who was expelled from her training as a rape crisis counsellor on the basis that she was trans – and also included Bindel's views about transgender people and transgender rights, which drew significant criticism. Trans rights advocacy group Press for Change cited this article as an example of "discriminatory writing" about transgender people in the press. Complaints focused on the title, "Gender benders, beware", the cartoon accompanying the piece, and the disparaging tone, such as "Think about a world inhabited just by transgender people. It would look like the set of Grease" and "I don't have a problem with men disposing of their genitals, but it does not make them women, in the same way that shoving a bit of vacuum hose down your 501s [jeans] does not make you a man." Bindel later apologized for the article's 'offensive' tone.
In an opinion piece in The Guardian, C L Minou asserted that Julie Bindel had a "long record of public transphobia". When Bindel was nominated in 2008 for Stonewall's "Journalist of the year" award, transgender activists picketed the ceremony. The London Feminist Network staged a counter-demonstration in Bindel's support. Because of her views, she has been no-platformed by several student unions, including that of the University of Manchester in 2015, where she had been invited to discuss: "From liberation to censorship: does modern feminism have a problem with free speech?".
In 2012, Bindel condemned female bisexuality as a "fashionable trend" caused by "sexual hedonism", and broached the question of whether bisexuality even exists: "[B]isexuality is sold to heterosexual women as some type of recreational activity far from their 'natural home' of straight sex. It is seen as 'temporary lesbianism'"—having a girlfriend, for a straight woman, is like having "the latest Prada handbag". As a long-active lesbian feminist, she has felt uncomfortable with the inclusion of sexuality- and gender-variant communities into the expanding LGBT "rainbow alliance": "The mantra now at 'gay' meetings is a tongue-twisting LGBTQQI. It is all a bit of an unholy alliance. We have been put in a room together and told to play nicely."
Men and heterosexuality
In a 2015 interview with Radfem Collective, Bindel – in what she later said was a "joke" – advocated for the internment of all males, as well as the abolition of heterosexuality. When asked about whether or not heterosexuality will survive women's liberation, she said:
It won't, not unless men get their act together, have their power taken from them and behave themselves. I mean, I would actually put them all in some kind of camp where they can all drive around in quad bikes, or bicycles, or white vans. I would give them a choice of vehicles to drive around with, give them no porn, they wouldn't be able to fight – we would have wardens, of course! Women who want to see their sons or male loved ones would be able to go and visit, or take them out like a library book, and then bring them back. I hope heterosexuality doesn't survive, actually. I would like to see a truce on heterosexuality. I would like an amnesty on heterosexuality until we have sorted ourselves out. Because under patriarchy it's shit.
She later said this was satire and that she has nothing against those who choose heterosexual relationships, men, or their sexuality, stating everyone is an individual and criticizing the idea that men are "born rapists".
The council later released a statement:
"This was a private booking at Aspley Library by the 'Nottingham Women for Change' group and all ticket sales and marketing of the event had been undertaken independently with no input from the council.
"While it was known that the event was going to be from a feminist perspective, no information around the speaker's views on transgender rights was brought to the Library Service's attention.
"Once we became aware of this, we took the decision to cancel the booking. Nottingham is an inclusive city and as a council we support our LGBT community and have committed to supporting trans rights as human rights through Stonewall. We did not want the use of one of our library buildings for this event, taking place during Pride month, to be seen as implicit support for views held by the speaker which fly in the face of our position on transgender rights."
On Monday 27 June, Bindel said that she would be talking to lawyers the next day about taking legal action against the council.
On Friday, 7 October 2022, Nottingham City Council issued an apology to Bindel:
"Nottingham City Council now accepts that its decision to cancel the event was procedurally unlawful. Nottingham City Council apologises to Ms Bindel and Nottingham Women for Change for cancelling the event in this way and for the inconvenience caused as a result of this decision."
Along with the apology, the council agreed to make a payment to Bindel, Nottingham Women for Change, and the ticket holders, and agreed to handle any future booking requests on a lawful basis.
- (2003). Bindel and Harriet Wistrich. The Map of My Life: The Story of Emma Humphreys, London: Astraia.
- (2014). Roger Matthews, Helen Easton, Lisa Young, and Bindel. Exiting Prostitution: A Study in Female Desistance. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2014). Bindel. Straight Expectations. London: Guardian.
- (2017). Bindel. The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- (2021). Bindel. Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation. London: Constable & Robinson.
Reports, book chapters
- (1996), with Liz Kelly, et al. Domestic Violence Matters: An Evaluation of a Development Project. London: Home Office.
- (1996). "Women Overcoming Violence and Abuse: Information Pack on Topics Covered at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Women's Citizenship", Bradford: University of Bradford, Research Unit on Violence, Abuse and Gender Relations. ISBN 978-1851431588
- (1996). "Neither an Ism nor a Chasm: Maintaining a Radical-Feminist Agenda in Broad-Based Coalitions" in Lynne Harne, Elaine Miller (eds.), All the Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism, London: Women's Press.
- (2003), with Liz Kelly. "A Critical Examination of Responses to Prostitution in Four Countries: Victoria, Australia; Ireland; the Netherlands; and Sweden", Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University.
- (2004). Profitable Exploits! Lap Dancing in the UK, London Metropolitan University,
- (2006). "Press for Change": A Guide for Journalists Reporting on the Prostitution and Trafficking of Women, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
- (2008), with Helen Atkins. Big Brothel: A Survey of the Off-street Sex Industry in London. London: The POPPY Project, Eaves Housing for Women
- (2009), with Melissa Farley and Jacqueline M. Golding. Men Who Buy Sex: Who They Buy and What They Know, Eaves Housing for Women (London) / Prostitution Research & Education (San Francisco). OCLC 602963873
- Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Office for National Statistics (2013): "Based on aggregated data from the 'Crime Survey for England and Wales' in 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12, on average, 2.5 per cent of females and 0.4 per cent of males said that they had been a victim of a sexual offence (including attempts) in the previous 12 months. This represents around 473,000 adults being victims of sexual offences (around 404,000 females and 72,000 males) on average per year. These experiences span the full spectrum of sexual offences, ranging from the most serious offences of rape and sexual assault, to other sexual offences like indecent exposure and unwanted touching."
- Gupta, Rahila (12 January 2015). "Women defenders of human rights: the good, the great and the gutsy". OpenDemocracy. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- Bindel, Julie (9 June 2019). "The man in a skirt called me a Nazi — then attacked". The Times. Retrieved 18 February 2021. (subscription required)
- Bowen, Innes (1 August 2007). "Are sex change operations justified?". BBC News. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- Crocker, Lizzie (13 April 2017) [8 October 2015]. "How a Gay Conservative and Radical Feminist Were Banned From a College's Feminism Debate". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- Dickson, E. Jane (15 September 1995). "Sisters to the death". The Independent. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- Cooke, Rachel (30 January 2001). "Snap decisions". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
- Bindel, Julie; Cook, Kate; Kelly, Liz (1995). "Trials and Tribulations—Justice for Women: A Campaign for the 1990s". In Griffin, Gabriele (ed.). Feminist Activism in the 1990s. London: Taylor & Francis. 65–78.
- "Julie Bindel", thejuliebindel.com.
- "Julie Bindel" Archived 7 April 2020 at the Wayback Machine, byline.com.
- "Julie Bindel", The Guardian.
- "Julie Bindel". www.spectator.co.uk. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
- "Norway's Problem with Anti-Semitism". Standpoint Magazine. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
- Bindel, Julie; Moss, Stephen; Okolosie, Lola; Brown, Andrew (19 October 2015). "What impact did your school's architecture have on you?". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (16 July 2007). "The making of a killer". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (2 July 2014). "Julie Bindel: There's no gay gene – and I love the idea I chose to be a lesbian". New Statesman.
- Bindel, Julie (29 January 2009). "My sexual revolution". The Guardian.
- Larne, Lynne; Miller, Elaine (1996). All the Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism. Women's Press. 262.
- Larne, Lynne; Miller, Elaine (1996). All the Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism. Women's Press. 262.
- Bindel, Julie (25 November 2020). "Forgotten women: The overlooked victims of serial killers". Al-Jazeera. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
- Bindel, Julie (13 December 2006). "Terror on our streets". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
- Bindel, Julie (15 November 2020). "Peter Sutcliffe murdered 13 women: I was nearly one of them". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 9 February 2021. (subscription required)
- Bindel, Julie (21 October 2005). "Prejudice in death". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
- Kinnell, Hilary (2008). Violence and Sex Work in Britain, London: Willan Publishing, 18.
- Bindel, Julie (2 March 2010). "Peter Sutcliffe should never be freed". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
- Bindel, Julie (2017). The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth. London: Palgrave Macmillan. x.
- Davies, Patricia Wynn (9 October 1997). "Wife wins damages for rape", The Independent.
- Bindel, Julie (18 January 2004). "Profitable Exploits: Lap Dancing in the UK". Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- "Justice for Women", justiceforwomen.org.uk.
- "Introduction", Justice for Women, Newsletter, Summer 2006.
- R v Kiranjit Ahluwalia 1992 EWCA Crim 3922/Y4/91 (31 July 1992)
- Bindel, Cook & Kelly 1995, 66.
- Mills, Heather (8 July 1995). "Woman who stabbed violent partner freed", The Independent.
- "Emma Humphreys – An Inspiring Legacy", directed by Pratibha Parmar, courtesy of YouTube, 12 November 2009; 00:00:14 for the Old Bailey; 00:01:34 for the date Humphreys wrote to JFW.
- Julie, Bindel (2003). The Map of my Life: The Story of Emma Humphreys. London: Astraia Press. ISBN 978-0-9546341-0-0.
- Bindel, Julie (23 July 2008). "This one's for Emma". The Guardian.
- "Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize", emmahumphreys.org.
- Elliott, Cath (25 July 2008). "Men shouldn't get away with murder". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (29 July 2008). "An end to the easy way out". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (12 November 1998). "Out of the gutter". The Independent.
- For example:
Bindel, Julie (24 January 2003). "Losing the game". The Guardian.
Bindel, Julie (29 December 2006). "2007: Against legalising prostitution". The Guardian.
Bindel, Julie (18 December 2007). "Tourism built on abuse". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (5 September 2017). "The myth of sex work is distorting the voices of the exploited women". New Statesman.
- Bindel, Julie (11 October 2017). "Why prostitution should never be legalised". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie; Kelly, Liz (2003). A Critical Examination of Responses to Prostitution in Four Countries: Victoria, Australia; Ireland; the Netherlands; and Sweden. London: London Metropolitan University, Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.642.7774. OCLC 779164155.
- Bindel, Julie; Atkins, Helen (August 2008). Big Brothel: A Survey of the Off-street Sex Industry in London. London: The POPPY Project, Eaves Housing for Women. 5–6.
- Bindel, Julie (10 September 2008). "Revealed: the truth about brothels". The Guardian.
- Bindel & Atkins 2008, 17.
- "An Academic Response to 'Big Brothel'" (PDF). UK Network of Sex Work Projects. October 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 October 2014.
- Lipset, Anthea (3 October 2008). "Big Brothel research 'seriously flawed'". The Guardian.
- "Julie Bindel interview", WriteWords, 9 August 2004.
Bindel, Julie (5 July 2003). "The price of a holiday fling" (PDF). The Guardian.
- Marsh, Ian; Melville, Gaynor (2009). Crime, Justice and the Media. London: Taylor & Francis. 197–198.
Bindel, Julie (10 January 2007). "The rise of the cyber-stalker". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (19 December 2003). "He certainly was not Soham man". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (13 June 2007). "Testosterone-fuelled theories". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (10 April 2008). "The great gender-neutral toilet scandal". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (13 June 2005). "Why I hate vegetarians". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (17 October 2014). "Barbie, you were always beyond my Ken". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (18 May 2006). "I'm glad Arsenal lost". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (2 October 2003). "Rape is never glamorous". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (30 March 2006), "We must rethink rape", The Guardian
- Bindel, Julie (16 November 2006). "How 'rape' has been raped". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (1 February 2007). "Why is rape so easy to get away with?". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (2 September 2008). "Mirren's twisted logic". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (30 July 2008). "There is never ever an excuse for rape". Kuwait Times. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010.
- Bindel, Julie (26 July 2008), "Rape – there is never an excuse, ever", The Hindu, archived from the original on 29 July 2008
- Bindel, Julie (25 October 2006). "If I were raped today, I would not report it". The Guardian.
- Anderson, Irina; Doherty, Kathy (2006). Accounting for Rape Psychology, Feminism and Discourse Analysis in the Study of Sexual Violence. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-08754-1.
- Plante, Rebecca F. (2006). Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-8133-4293-1
- "The IoS Pink List 2010", The Independent, 31 July 2010.
- Bindel, Julie (1996). "Neither an Ism nor a Chasm: Maintaining a Radical-Feminist Agenda in Broad-Based Coalitions". All the Rage: Reasserting Radical Lesbian Feminism. Women's Press.
- Bindel, Julie (12 June 2006). "From dysfunctional dyke to designer doll". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (8 December 2006). "Why are pregnant lesbians scary?". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (19 June 2006). "Cruelty without beauty". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (11 January 2008). "The knife consultant". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (14 December 2004). "If I wanted to be straight, I would be". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (15 May 2016). "Women, face it: marriage can never be feminist". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (27 February 2012). "Stop the whingeing about gay people demanding rights". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (16 June 2014). "Gay marriage is not about equality but a way of keeping women quiet". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (18 November 2014). "Feminism is in danger of becoming toxic". The Guardian.
- Ali, Aftab (12 February 2006). "Censorship is becoming 'the new normal', warns journalist and feminist activist Julie Bindel". The Independent.
- Bindel, Julie; Green, Leah; Rinvolucri, Bruno (10 February 2016). "Sorry, we can't ban everything that offends you – video". The Guardian.
- "An Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales". Ministry of Justice, Home Office and the Office for National Statistics. 10 January 2013. Archived from the original on 13 July 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
- Bindel, Julie (14 March 2007). "An end to gender". The Guardian.
- Bindel, Julie (31 January 2004). "Gender Benders, beware". The Guardian.
- "2008 Statement from Julie Bindel", courtesy of idgeofreason.wordpress.com.
- Grew, Tony (7 November 2008). "Celebs split over trans protest at Stonewall Awards". PinkNews. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
- Bindel, Julie (1 August 2007). "My trans mission". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
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