Category Archives: Mean Girls & Slut Shaming

plastic2 October 22

Slut Shaming: The Anxiety of Excess

I gave a paper on Friday at the BSA Youth Sexualities conference at Durham called Slut Shaming: The Anxiety of Excess. I have written a few blog posts on these ideas before. Mean Girls and Slut Shaming; Bad Barbie: Farrah Abraham; Glee Naked: Slutty Barbie;, Dirty Doll Slut-Shaming in the Valleys; Inked Doll: Cheryl Cole […]

plastic5 October 22

Youth Sexualities Durham

I had a brilliant day on Friday (19th October) at the BSA Youth Sexualities Conference. A big thank you to all who organised the day especially Dr Mark McCormack. I delivered a paper myself (which I blog about here) and felt it was a friendly and productive atmosphere. I learned a lot and look forward […]

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 […]

plastic44 June 09

Chav Barbie Tulisa : Down with the Doll

Tulisa. Ah, my beautiful Tula. Much has been written in the aftermath of the Sun’s sterling investigation. I bet it took them months if not years to devise such an amazing plan. You know, go to a club and ask a young person if anyone they know can get hold of drugs. How about asking […]

object May 27

Dangerous Dolls: ‘Object’ and Lose the Lads’ Mags

***Trigger warning: naked photographs *** Feminist campaign groups UK Feminista and Object have today launched a new project, Lose the Lads’ Mags. Object are the group who challenge: “‘sex object culture’ – the sexual objectification of women through lads’ mags, lap dancing clubs or sexist advertising”. UK Feminista is an organisation which provides training for […]

plastic48 May 25

Dirty Doll, Slut-shaming in The Valleys and Taylor Swift

Ok, so I must come clean. I am not a regular viewer of MTV show The Valleys, it will never take the place in my heart of TOWIE, (which will never take the place in my affections of The Hills, which will never take the place of Laguna Beach, you get the picture). However, I […]

glee2 May 10

Glee ‘Naked’ : Slutty Barbie

This post is about USA cult show Glee, where the boys and girls of William McKinley High School fight out important social issues through the medium of song and dance. Rachel Berry, the school’s former star, is now at NYADA, New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts, and is battling to find her way in […]