Tag Archives: gender

November 06

Sex at Leeds Beckett

Well that got your attention! My lovely friend Lauren Smith who is a Ph.D researcher and part time lecturer at Leeds Beckett University needs your help. There is a facebook page for more research information, and you can find Lauren on twitter @Mowsi4. Even if you can’t take part in the study, please share widely, […]

September 14

Pole Power and Take Back the Night

. Photo is of my pole teacher, performer, British Pole Dance Champion, writer and studio owner Toni Mansell. Toni has a blog called The Political Poledancer.   ‘In a Capitalist society, no one is concerned about how empowering someone’s job is- unless it’s sex work’. Readers of my blog will know I have an issue […]

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 […]

July 23

Sweetening the Pill

In 2013 Holly Grigg-Spall published her book Sweetening The Pill Or How We Got Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control. I was so relieved to read this book and engage with the debates surrounding it. The pill and its huge side effects should be a hot feminist topic. More women need to get involved in this […]

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 […]

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 10

#Idontneedfeminism … yeah you do

> A couple of days ago the talented Natasha Devon wrote this piece Be prepared to compromise or ‘feminism’ will be a dirty word once again and I agree wholeheartedly. Feminism has become not only a dirty word but something young women are actively opposing. And who can blame them? You only have to browse […]