Tag Archives: objectification

plastic56 December 07

Lap dancing closures in Leeds

Photo courtesy of this blog post about the club closures. Blog updated to include Prof Phil Hubbard’s post. I am absolutely horrified and furious to read the news that 3 lap-dancing clubs in Leeds must close. I have been following the activities online for over 12 months, here and here. My thoughts are with the […]

plastic34 November 16

F*cking Feminism

I know labels shouldn’t matter but I have struggled with this for a while as I wrote here whilst pondering the privilege of feminism. If you have read any of my previous posts, you’ll know I have been toying with rejecting the term feminist for quite a while. The latest pop music debates surrounding Lily […]

plastic5 October 22

Youth Sexualities Durham

I had a brilliant day on Friday (19th October) at the BSA Youth Sexualities Conference. A big thank you to all who organised the day especially Dr Mark McCormack. I delivered a paper myself (which I blog about here) and felt it was a friendly and productive atmosphere. I learned a lot and look forward […]

barbie2 August 20

We Don’t Do Barbies…

I was going to write a post about #slanegirl, given that I think it is horrifying a young girl is having a drunken sexual moment buzzed around the internet and slut shamed to the point where I am worried for her wellbeing. If she is underage people are disseminating ‘child porn’. Presumably Feminist TM organisations […]

marywhitehouse July 30

Indecent Dolls: Ban this Filth

We live in a strange old world. Some of us blame pictures of women in bikinis for violence against women, some blame mannequins. Yes… mannequins.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved a proposal to ban the use of bikini-clad mannequins in lingerie shop displays, in a crackdown aimed at reducing sex crimes. http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/05/28/mumbai-blames-lingerie-clad-mannequins-for-sex-crimes/ I will […]

plastic58 June 01

Lads’ Mags and Rape

There is a study being touted around Twitter as evidence that lads’ mags are harmful and should be banned (despite the researchers’ claims that censorship is not the answer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_HAl_iXNGWo . The study, by Dr Miranda Horvath and Dr Peter Hegarty of The University of Surrey, was publicised in late 2011, but is being used […]

object 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 […]