Tag Archives: excess

katieprice3 May 07

The regulation of Katie Price

I have a love/hate relationship with Katie Price. I find the misogynistic comments she makes about other women stomach churning, I don’t think she’s a woman’s woman. Calling Kelly Brook (a size 8 UK model) a ‘heffer’ was nasty, dangerous and completely unacceptable. She has the teenage attitude of getting a boyfriend and 5 minutes […]

soc220 April 02

Bodies of Excess: Aintree Races

Updated to add Grand National stereotype fight back after unfair headlines mentioning Plasticdollheads I was happy when I saw this Scouse Bird Versus the Daily Mail because it at least starts to address how the Daily Mail and other right wing press frame the women who attend. Scouse Bird gives a ‘scouse over’ here. Now […]

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 […]

plastic23 August 19

Don’t lose your head, PhD Journey so far

So, in January I was to begin my PhD entitled The visualisation of deviant raciality: a study of racial neoliberalism and the moral economies of whiteness in ‘post-racial’ Britain explored through the construction of white women as deviant/inadequately white. Bit of a mouthful. The supervisor was unable to commit to supervision duties, so I decided […]

Ariel August 05

Guest blogger: Young Beautiful and Fertile: the Disney Ideal

Young, beautiful and fertile: the Disney ideal by Guest blogger Laura Clancy Laura Clancy is about to start an MA in Gender & Women’s Studies & Sociology at Lancaster University. She has interests in celebrity, femininity, masculinity, social class and culture. She tweets at @Laura__Clancy, and blogs over at http://cynicalscribbles.wordpress.com. Although Disney likes to claim […]

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 […]

plastic58 June 01

Lads’ Mags and Rape

There is a study being touted around Twitter as evidence that lads’ mags are harmful and should be banned (despite the researchers’ claims that censorship is not the answer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_HAl_iXNGWo . The study, by Dr Miranda Horvath and Dr Peter Hegarty of The University of Surrey, was publicised in late 2011, but is being used […]