Category Archives: Feminism

June 14

Spearmint Rhino and Gaslighting Feminists

I wrote about ‘Not Buying It’ and stripping here.   For those new to the issue,  a campaign group called Not Buying It paid men to go into lap dancing clubs in Sheffield, Manchester and Camden and film naked women without their consent.   A press release from Not Buying It is here.   It […]

June 12

Wonderland Workshops

I have been getting requests about my workshops, and I am happy to announce that I can design and deliver content to suit your studio or creative space. I have designed the ‘Wonderland’ workshop which uses my 5 years of professional dance experience and my 6 years of lecturing in Higher Education. This workshop can […]

May 18

The Problem with Women’s Centres

Paint it pink and state ’empowerment’ and the funding and support will come. But what exactly are people supporting? The growing push for prison abolitionism has made the fatal error of ignoring the critiques of the ‘radical alternatives’. The harms of prison are merely being displaced and reproduced in community settings. Women’s centres should not […]

April 29

‘Not Buying It’ and stripping

*I own the copyright to this photo taken by Matt Ford Photography 2006* ‘Not Buying It’ screams the campaign. I am not buying it either. Feminists do not pay for men to film women without their consent. Nor do they condone such behaviour. Yet the ‘feminist’ campaign group called ‘Not Buying It’ have done just […]

April 06

The angel and the girl

I must thank my lovely friend Ros for introducing me to this poem ‘The Angel and the Girl’ by Edwin Muir. Read it through a few times in its entire form (ideally aloud!) for its true beauty. “See, they have come together, see, While the destroying minutes flow, Each reflect’s the other’s face, Til heaven […]

April 03

Motivated

Just a note really to say that I am feeling motivated and positive. Living with Complex PTSD has been absolute hell at times, and it’s taken me a long time to begin to process my feelings. Leaving academia has been hard too and I have had a grieving process for the journey I thought my […]

March 24

Regulating Women

As a Sociologist with a key interest in gender, you would imagine I am not surprised by internalised misogyny.  Yet it never fails to frustrate, disappoint and sadden me. This week I have seen a few nasty social media comments and threads regarding the regulation of other women.  Comments on sex work are always full […]