Tag Archives: pornography

December 19

The Dangers of Porn and the Sexualization Report

[Photo courtesy of Joetta Maue] Today I read this piece in the New Statesman “I got it wrong…”, and was particularly interested in Sarah Ditum’s contribution. I made a comment on twitter, and Sarah responded, and we had a small debate. My main problem with the piece is that Sarah falls foul of something I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

May 25

Dirty Doll, Slut-shaming in The Valleys and Taylor Swift

Ok, so I must come clean. I am not a regular viewer of MTV show The Valleys, it will never take the place in my heart of TOWIE, (which will never take the place in my affections of The Hills, which will never take the place of Laguna Beach, you get the picture). However, I […]