Tag Archives: Women

Sex Work Event 1st March 2017

selfie2 January 29

But first let me take a selfie

I am fascinated by selfies! I am a sociologist who gets excited by most things,so selfies, along with celebrity culture and social media, get me truly fascinated! My friend and former colleague Jocelyn Murtell is completing her Ph.D on Selfies at the moment. You can follow Jocelyn over on twitter here. I get so frustrated […]

lego April 09

Women Who Buy Sex

There is an important research project going on looking at Women Who Buy Sex. Jointly funded by The British Academy and The Leverhulme Trust, this project will challenge current discourses surrounding buyers of sex. The team are Dr Sarah Kingston of Lancaster University, Dr Natalie Hammond of Manchester Metropolitan University, and Scarlett Redman, Research Associate […]

purse May 14

The myth of sexual liberation

I read Jessica Valenti’s piece ‘Of course the French have better sex if our idea of sex is limited to men’s ideals’ and then the original interview ‘Are the French Better at Sex? A Discussion’. I think what they are both missing is that women can increasingly be as sexually active as they choose in […]

melted barbie doll May 05

Pretty Hurts

So yeah, this post is inspired by the BeyoncĂ© track of the same name which is the 2014 version of 90’s anthems Unpretty by TLC, & Dear Lie by TLC. It is also inspired by Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. For those insisting BeyoncĂ© can’t be a […]

books April 14

Libraries Gave Us Power: Reading in Prison

My Phd is using Reading Aloud/ Shared Reading groups as my main method. Here I will be collecting and sharing key sources. The impact of books and reading in prisons– The Reading Agency The Reader Organisation- Reading In Secured Environments ‘An Evaluation of a Pilot Study of a Literature-Based Intervention with Women in Prison’ (Robinson,J. […]

plastic156 April 08

Engaging With Gender Issues: A Knowledge Exchange with Women’s Community Groups

Wow. What a day. Lots of heads are certainly better than one. And the Phd experience is certainly no exception. I don’t learn from sitting in a room reading books, I have to get out there, listening to others, interacting, bouncing ideas. What I love about my research topic is it’s so real, so tangible, […]