Tag Archives: lap dancer

March 07

Strippers Channel 4 Episode 2

Knowing what to expect, I dutifully stayed up past my bedtime on Tuesday to watch episode 2. I blogged about Episode 1 here. The patronising narrator, a crying young woman, a grey picture of how sad lap dancers are. Apparently they make no money, are unhappy with their choices, the men are all vile, the […]

February 26

Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work & Porn

I have cut and paste the conference information below, this looks like a fantastic event with incredible speakers. The Crime and Conflict Research Centre at Middlesex University is delighted to announce this year’s annual conference theme: Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work and Pornography Feminism has traditionally had an uncomfortable relationship with […]

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 […]

June 27

Listening to the voices of sex workers

I have a blog post on the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association (FWSA) blog http://fwsablog.org.uk/2013/06/26/sex-work-is-work/. Massive thank you to Joanne and the team for allowing me to post, and I would love to get feedback. It is always interesting to listen to the different views about sex work.

June 08

Diamond Dolls: Dr Billie Lister ‘paying it foward’

On Saturday 8th June, I went to Birmingham to meet the lovely Dr Billie Lister. I have been in touch with Billie since around March, and have found her to be supportive, encouraging and inspirational. As I said in my post ‘What you doing that for?’: Troubling Research Projects “I really believe in the ‘pay […]

May 31

“What you doing that for?” Troubling research topics

On Friday 24th May I attended a conference at the University of Sheffield, ‘Troubling Gender: The Questions of Multiple Identities’. I particularly wanted to hear a paper by ERSC funded PhD student Lucy Binch. Lucy’s paper was her first, entitled ‘Prostitution and Identity: How Social Constructs, Stereotypes and Stigmas Impact on Women Who Choose to […]

May 26

Stupid Dolls: Lap-dancing, Joan Smith and Polar Disorder

After hearing soundbites of Joan Smith’s latest tirades, I knew I would have to read her new book, The Public Woman. Partly because my research is on lap-dancing clubs, and partly because a friend assured me I would want to rip it up. I’m a glutton for that sort of book. Each chapter would make […]