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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

February 15

Barbie Craftivism 2018

So, following on from last year’s Barbie Craftvism workshop which you can view here,   it was time to do it all over again. After sending my husband out to acquire as many dolls as he could find, this was my haul.   This session is  part of  a Level 6 module called Body Politics […]

September 10

Revelations and the Researcher

 (Picture of performer Delilah Jones). I first went to university in 2002 to study Philosophy at a Redbrick. I hated it. I danced at the same time and dropped out 18 months in. There is no way in hell I could have completed that degree. My father died a week before I started uni, and everything […]

December 29

Let’s Talk About Sex…. Work Resources

I am going to keep an updated list here of useful sex work articles and links that students or anyone else interested can easily access.   Open Access Journals   Social Sciences Sex Work Edition 2017   I am going to update the list here: Decriminalisation of Sex Work– report Home Office Prostitution Inquiry Report […]