Tag Archives: plastic feminism

May 06

The Munich Mannequins

I am lucky enough to be combining some of my great loves, literature, sociology and criminology. I am sat here writing an application for a training course and am thinking about which poem has helped me in a personal way. There are so many, but yesterday’s blog post on Beauty Hurts got me thinking about […]

August 21

The privilege of feminism

I have always had problems with feminism, despite identifying as once since my early teens. Since beginning my postgraduate studies, I have yo-yoed constantly as to whether I even identify as a feminist anymore.  People assure me “it’s feminisms” not a monolithic feminism, but I still have major doubts and concerns. When I was talking […]

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 […]

April 20

Book recommendation – ‘Dirty Dancing? An ethnography of lap-dancing’

I have read quite a lot of books on lap-dancing now, not to mention journals, articles, media pieces, forums. As someone who has worked in the industry it is very frustrating to read a majority of it which is ill-informed, has a clear agenda (i.e. funded by an anti-lap dancing campaign) or shows a clear […]

April 18

A Diet of Broken Biscuits – Blog Crush

Has found a blog I am a bit in love with at the moment. Emily ‘ray-z produces: http://adietofbrokenbiscuits.tumblr.com/ Do check it out! Anyone who includes entries on Mean Girls, Elle Woods, The problems with ‘No more page 3’ and the problems with ‘Everyday Sexism’ gets my seal of approval. I have a blog crush going […]

April 13

Anti-Plastic Feminism – Feminist Porn Book

I have been thinking about Plastic Feminism today, the well-packaged, well-marketed, rigid, glossy, appealing brand that I first spoke about in my post Plastic Feminism. I have a mountain of books, journals, blogs and articles to get through, but top of my list is this: I think it is crucial to examine the complexities in […]

April 12

My problem with ‘No More Page 3’

I am going to try and make this a shorter entry! With it being so new, there are a lot of ideas I want to get down and explore. So I apologise in advance for the self-indulgence. I have been thinking about the No More Page 3 campaign for a while now, and have discussed […]