Category Archives: Lap-dancing

stripper-pic 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 […]

soc100 March 07

Strippers Channel 4 Episode 2

Knowing what to expect, I dutifully stayed up past my bedtime on Tuesday to watch episode 2. I blogged about Episode 1 here. The patronising narrator, a crying young woman, a grey picture of how sad lap dancers are. Apparently they make no money, are unhappy with their choices, the men are all vile, the […]

soc78 February 26

Strippers Channel 4 episode 1

The debates and disgust over stripping are not new. Here is a 1920’s performer, or how about Betty Howard, or Crystal Starr, Blaze Starr, Dixie Evans, Vanay twerking and my ultimate, Betty Page. These women dared to be visible, to parade in public male spheres and to be paid for it. Don’t forget that even […]

plastic56 December 07

Lap dancing closures in Leeds

Photo courtesy of this blog post about the club closures. Blog updated to include Prof Phil Hubbard’s post. I am absolutely horrified and furious to read the news that 3 lap-dancing clubs in Leeds must close. I have been following the activities online for over 12 months, here and here. My thoughts are with the […]

plastic35 November 17

High Fives to Edinburgh University Feminist Society

I have reproduced this from the Edinburgh University Feminist Society facebook page, not to be confused with the Edinburgh Fem Soc that is on twitter. This shows how certain ‘Feminist’ organisations work… others use same tactics as you will read here and also here. Massive high fives to Edinburgh University Feminist Society, and massive respect […]

barbie2 August 20

We Don’t Do Barbies…

I was going to write a post about #slanegirl, given that I think it is horrifying a young girl is having a drunken sexual moment buzzed around the internet and slut shamed to the point where I am worried for her wellbeing. If she is underage people are disseminating ‘child porn’. Presumably Feminist TM organisations […]

plastic60 June 08

Diamond Dolls: Dr Billie Lister ‘paying it foward’

On Saturday 8th June, I went to Birmingham to meet the lovely Dr Billie Lister. I have been in touch with Billie since around March, and have found her to be supportive, encouraging and inspirational. As I said in my post ‘What you doing that for?’: Troubling Research Projects “I really believe in the ‘pay […]