Tag Archives: The F word

doll September 28

Female Sexuality

Ok. So I’m a Sociologist, we know that. I’m also a feminist, and massively interested in issues of sex and sexuality. And Medical Sociology/ Sociology of Health. And everything. Because I’m a Sociologist, and we look into everything. You know that one of my personal bugbears hatreds, is the narrow way in which western medicine, […]

trophy May 06

Sex work charity fundraising

Calling all university feminist societies, why not promote this excellent cause? Genesis Leeds are walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise funds for the crucial work they do. Perhaps you could arrange your own event to support Genesis here? You can find out more about the challenge and how to donate here. Genesis are a […]

barbietraffick April 26

Sex-Trafficking and Objectifying campaigns

Human Trafficking is a hot topic, more specifically, human ‘sex-trafficking’. Many people aren’t concerned with the forced or coerced movement of people into agriculture, factories, hotel worker, but throw ‘sex’ into the title and the moral panic is ignited. Worryingly, sex work and trafficking are conflated at an alarming rate, and anti-immigration policy hides behind […]

soc230 April 10

#Idontneedfeminism … yeah you do

> A couple of days ago the talented Natasha Devon wrote this piece Be prepared to compromise or ‘feminism’ will be a dirty word once again and I agree wholeheartedly. Feminism has become not only a dirty word but something young women are actively opposing. And who can blame them? You only have to browse […]

soc78 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 […]

plastic34 November 16

F*cking Feminism

I know labels shouldn’t matter but I have struggled with this for a while as I wrote here whilst pondering the privilege of feminism. If you have read any of my previous posts, you’ll know I have been toying with rejecting the term feminist for quite a while. The latest pop music debates surrounding Lily […]

plastic5 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 […]