Tag Archives: Women

August 04

Sisters’ Keepers: The Case of Women’s Centres

Acknowledgements Thank you to fellow researchers in the field who have supported my writing and encouraged me with many phone calls and messages There is incredible talent in this field. In particular thank you NH, AHS, KG, TA, EJ. Also thank you to all the Gender and Crime seminar students- you taught me a lot […]

February 01

Feelings and space

I talk a lot about emotion and affect, feelings and space, the importance of viewing familiar spaces differently. My Ph.D thesis was heavily informed by such concepts. I embody many liminal spaces, and places are in flux. They change depending on how I am with and how I am feeling. When I take a familiar […]

January 14

Self care is a radical act

  “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” —Audre Lorde I have used this Lorde quotation before and it is resonating more than ever. One day I will share more of my story with you, wax drippings onto scorched paper, but for now I must […]

May 18

The Problem with Women’s Centres

Paint it pink and state ’empowerment’ and the funding and support will come. But what exactly are people supporting? The growing push for prison abolitionism has made the fatal error of ignoring the critiques of the ‘radical alternatives’. The harms of prison are merely being displaced and reproduced in community settings. Women’s centres should not […]

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 […]

April 02

Bodies of Excess: Aintree Races

Updated to add Grand National stereotype fight back after unfair headlines mentioning Plasticdollheads I was happy when I saw this Scouse Bird Versus the Daily Mail because it at least starts to address how the Daily Mail and other right wing press frame the women who attend. Scouse Bird gives a ‘scouse over’ here. Now […]