Tag Archives: sexualisation

soc170 March 29

Filth Caves and Vulgar Peverted Masses

An Object supporter on twitter this week called lap-dancing venues ‘Filth Caves’ which I found fascinating. I have reproduced this from the 29.03.14 edition of the Daily Mail. It is correspondence between a concerned reader and ‘Agony Aunt’ Bel Mooney. It represents beautifully the Mary Whitehouse ideas that are parroted wholesale by many in the […]

plastic199 February 26

Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work & Porn

I have cut and paste the conference information below, this looks like a fantastic event with incredible speakers. The Crime and Conflict Research Centre at Middlesex University is delighted to announce this year’s annual conference theme: Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work and Pornography Feminism has traditionally had an uncomfortable relationship with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

plastic32 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 […]