Tag Archives: feminism

January 14

Self care is a radical act

  “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” —Audre Lorde I have used this Lorde quotation before and it is resonating more than ever. One day I will share more of my story with you, wax drippings onto scorched paper, but for now I must […]

December 05

Teach Out: The Sexual City

There has been national strike action for 8 days for the UCU. Staff at 60 universities across the UK have walked out calling for meaningful discussions over pensions, pay, the gender pay gap and the casualization of labour. I have only been in my new job since September 30th but it was a privilege to […]

November 09

I stand with lap dancers

Another day and another lazy piece churned out in the press by a privileged middle class women who is happy to use the subject of lap dancing to get her fee.   I am not going to link it because it’s the same conflated mess you can find anywhere.   It is not helpful to […]

November 09

The Sociology of Plastic Surgery

      I have given many lectures on the beauty myth, selfies, Instagram, and the cultivation of the capital of beauty. I am also interested in the medical regulation of women’s bodies.   Cosmetic surgery is where these all combine.   As with all of my research interests, I have personal experience. At 18 […]

August 09

‘Real Work’ FACT Liverpool

I am very excited to be designing and delivering some sensory guided walks for FACT Liverpool/ Arts Council England.   The walks are sold out, but the link is here. You can sign up to the waiting list.   The walks are part of the ‘Real Work’ exhibition by Liz Magic Laser/ Candice Breitz.   […]

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 […]