Tag Archives: regulation

katieprice3 May 07

The regulation of Katie Price

I have a love/hate relationship with Katie Price. I find the misogynistic comments she makes about other women stomach churning, I don’t think she’s a woman’s woman. Calling Kelly Brook (a size 8 UK model) a ‘heffer’ was nasty, dangerous and completely unacceptable. She has the teenage attitude of getting a boyfriend and 5 minutes […]

plastic2 October 22

Slut Shaming: The Anxiety of Excess

I gave a paper on Friday at the BSA Youth Sexualities conference at Durham called Slut Shaming: The Anxiety of Excess. I have written a few blog posts on these ideas before. Mean Girls and Slut Shaming; Bad Barbie: Farrah Abraham; Glee Naked: Slutty Barbie;, Dirty Doll Slut-Shaming in the Valleys; Inked Doll: Cheryl Cole […]

plastic4 August 25

Inked Dolls: Cheryl Cole and disgust

So, Cheryl Cole has added to the large rose design she unveiled earlier this year. Cue the social networking outpourings of horror, and the slow news day Sunday papers having the photographic evidence on the tabloid front covers. And now Liz Jones wades in selflessly to protect teenage girls from copying Cheryl. Presumably nice middle-class […]

plastic6 August 20

Designing the Doll: bikini, figure and body-building

The real living dolls. Not so long ago, female bodybuilding and competing was the preserve of a minority. Then the Bikini category was added, and aided by the explosion of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs.. previous elitist language such as ‘eating clean’, ‘carb depletion’ have become social media favourites. It seems every other bikini-clad twenty-something […]

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 […]

plastic23 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 […]

plastic41 July 28

Crackers, Chavs and White Trash

A woman on twitter said calling someone cracker isn’t racist. I said that terms such as chav, honkey, white trash, cracker, lubber, hillbilly, trailer trash are racial terms which serve to uphold the power of invisible middle class whiteness. Yes, they inevitably intersect with class and gender, but they are racial terms. Many people do […]