Tag Archives: vagenda

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 […]

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 […]

plastic33 September 01

Elle Woods, Professor Callahan and Sexual Harassment

This is an issue that really angers me, those in senior positions deliberately abusing their power to make unwanted contact with someone who is unable to call them out for fear of losing their job or reputation and future prospects. I have been told it’s a very unpopular topic, and it’s “just the way it […]

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 […]