Tag Archives: gender

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.   […]

March 16

LJMU welcome Charlie Craggs

  It has been a very busy week here at LJMU! On Tuesday I had the honour of welcoming Charlie Craggs to deliver a guest lecture to our Level 6 students on the Body Politics module. After first discovering Charlie on Instagram, I added her book To My Trans Sisters to our reading list on […]

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 […]

April 26

Sex-Trafficking and Objectifying campaigns

Human Trafficking is a hot topic, more specifically, human ‘sex-trafficking’. Many people aren’t concerned with the forced or coerced movement of people into agriculture, factories, hotel worker, but throw ‘sex’ into the title and the moral panic is ignited. Worryingly, sex work and trafficking are conflated at an alarming rate, and anti-immigration policy hides behind […]

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 […]

January 18

The unbearable weight

“The diet food market is big. And there’s a reason. Start on one diet and there will always be another one to try. Diets, it turns out, promote chaotic eating. Diets can cause people to gain weight. They are not a wise response to ‘overweight’ but are part of the destabilising of the ordinary processes […]

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 Decriminalisation of Sex Work– report Home Office Prostitution Inquiry Report From Law Enforcement to Protection? Amnesty International Policy on […]

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 […]

August 20

Designing the Doll: bikini, figure and body-building

The real living dolls. Not so long ago, female bodybuilding and competing was the preserve of a minority. Then the Bikini category was added, and aided by the explosion of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs.. previous elitist language such as ‘eating clean’, ‘carb depletion’ have become social media favourites. It seems every other bikini-clad twenty-something […]

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 […]