The Center for Bioethics and Culture and @Sea Events present …

A Public Conversation with Julie Bindel

Journalist, Author, and Human Rights Campaigner Against the Sexual Abuse of Women

Friday November 11

The HUB, 3380 Vincent Rd, Pleasant Hill CA

$10 in advance at $15 at the door
7:00 pm Doors Open, Refreshments. 7:30 pm Event Begins

Space is limited to 50 guests – purchase tickets in advance!
Complimentary wine, cheese, and light refreshments
RSVP and questions to:, 925-407-2660

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“Commercial surrogacy breeds exploitation, abuse, and misery. Although the poster girl of surrogates is typically a white, blonde, smiling woman who is carrying a baby in order to make a childless couple happy, the truth is far less palatable.”

“Alongside many feminist and human rights campaigners, I wish to see an end to commercial surrogacy and a serious, honest discussion about the ethics of all forms of outsourcing pregnancy, particularly in a world awash with unwanted and neglected babies and children.”


Julie Bindel is a London-based journalist, writer, broadcaster, and researcher whose work is focused on issues of violence against women.

Bindel is a visiting fellow at Lincoln University and former assistant director of the Research Centre on Violence, Abuse, and Gender Relations at Leeds Metropolitan University.

She is currently in the midst of a research project entitled “The Pimping of Pregnancy: Exposing the International Commercial Surrogacy Business.”


Activism and Research

• Justice for Women

• Exploitation of Surrogacy

• Domestic violence and murder

• Trafficking, prostitution, surrogacy, and sex tourism


Selected Works

Straight Expectations, Guardian Books (2014)

The Map of My Life: The Story of Emma Humphreys, co-author with Harriet Wistrich (2003)

Regular contributor to Standpoint magazine, The New Statesman, and The Guardian

Co-Founder of Justice for Women, a law-reform group