Tag Archives: teela sanders

March 07

Strippers Channel 4 Episode 2

Knowing what to expect, I dutifully stayed up past my bedtime on Tuesday to watch episode 2. I blogged about Episode 1 here. The patronising narrator, a crying young woman, a grey picture of how sad lap dancers are. Apparently they make no money, are unhappy with their choices, the men are all vile, the […]

February 26

Strippers Channel 4 episode 1

The debates and disgust over stripping are not new. Here is a 1920’s performer, or how about Betty Howard, or Crystal Starr, Blaze Starr, Dixie Evans, Vanay twerking and my ultimate, Betty Page. These women dared to be visible, to parade in public male spheres and to be paid for it. Don’t forget that even […]

January 17

University of Leeds Sex Work Conference 2014

I am on a high from the Postgraduate Bi-annual Sex Work Conference held yesterday, 16th January 2014, at the University of Leeds. Organised by Dr Teela Sanders Reader in Sociology at the University of Leeds and PhD students Laura ConnellyUniversity of Leeds and Lucy Binch University of Sheffield. If only this were a yearly event […]

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 […]

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 […]