plastic409 July 23

Sweetening the Pill

In 2013 Holly Grigg-Spall published her book Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. I was so relieved to read this book and engage with the debates surrounding it. The pill and its huge side effects should be a hot feminist topic. More women need to get involved in this […]

plastic301 July 04

When is it right to write?

When is it right to write? This is a common source of anxiety amongst PhD researchers, not helped by the competitive nature of many writing challenges set on twitter. Whilst they can help some, they cause angst to many others. So should you write from the start of a PhD? I am now 8 months […]

plastic401 June 12

Researching Sexed Spaces: (Re)Imagining the Researcher and (Re)Discovering the ‘Other’ in Understanding Experiences of Exclusion

As you know, I am assisting Dr Emily Cooper in convening these two Sexed Spaces streams at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2014. Please look at the two sessions, Session 1 and Session 2. I am very excited for this event, we have an impressive line up of passionate and dynamic thinkers. Geographies of […]

plastic400 June 05

Education and Poverty

There has been uproar this week about Kirstie Allsopp’s comments. The first time age for mothers in the UK is already 28. A few articles responding are here, here, here and here. I felt so angry about what Kirstie said. Yes, her privilege as a baron’s daughter does come into it. She cannot possibly understand […]

plastic99 May 26

Plastic Doll Heads In The Media

Plastic Doll Heads in the media. BBC Report on Lap-dancing BBC Report on Aintree Races Plasticdollheads mentioned Several times in Garden of Desires

blackpool May 15

Sex Work Researcher Day Out 2014

We are having a sex work postgraduate researcher day out in Blackpool on June 13th 2014. What started out as Dr Emily Cooper and I meeting up to celebrate Emily’s viva success (yay!) and talk research, has become an open invitation to those postgraduate students studying sex work. We will also have a few researchers […]

purse May 14

The myth of sexual liberation

I read Jessica Valenti’s piece ‘Of course the French have better sex if our idea of sex is limited to men’s ideals’ and then the original interview ‘Are the French Better at Sex? A Discussion’. I think what they are both missing is that women can increasingly be as sexually active as they choose in […]

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