Tag Archives: lap dancing

toni2 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 […]

gypsy August 03

Yes a Stripper

Recently there has been the #yesastripper hashtag, where dancers have been taking back control of their portrayal. I have recently returned to pole as a form of fitness, (it is THE best exercise I have ever done, and the most fun) and as such I have been following a lot of pole-based blogs, Instagram feeds […]

sex work# January 13

Postgraduate Sex Work Conference 2016

The 4th Postgraduate Sex Work Conference was held yesterday. It is a joint venture between the Sex Work Research Hub and the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium. I blogged about the previous event here. This is an important event, and I would advise fellow sex work researchers, practitioners and sex workers to follow the above […]

image January 13

Ph.D as The Starting Point

Yesterday I attended the bi-annual postgraduate sex work conference. This was organised by Professor Teela Sanders and is part of the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium. The line up was fantastic. I was very excited to hear Dr Kate Brown’s talk about doing a Ph.D. Given I am now in my final year and writing […]

plastic99 May 26

Plastic Doll Heads In The Media

Plastic Doll Heads in the media. BBC Report on Lap-dancing BBC Report on Aintree Races Plasticdollheads mentioned Several times in Garden of Desires My online publications are listed here

soc100 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 […]

soc78 February 26

Strippers Channel 4 episode 1

The debates and disgust over stripping are not new. Here is a 1920’s performer, or how about Betty Howard, or Crystal Starr, Blaze Starr, Dixie Evans, Vanay twerking and my ultimate, Betty Page. These women dared to be visible, to parade in public male spheres and to be paid for it. Don’t forget that even […]