Articles from August 2004

News roundup for August 2004

A round up of the months news, compiled by Sara Vali.

Sara Vali // 14 August 2004

Categories: News

Comments from August 2004

Pretty quiet this month - I guess everyone is on holiday.

Catherine Redfern // 12 August 2004

Categories: Comments

The Ethics of Sex Toys – Part 1

In the first part of her two-part guide, Ms Razorblade considers the philosphical and ethical issues of women's sex toys. Is it possible to buy sex toys without supporting the mainstream sexist porn industry? Are they sexist? And much more!

Ms Razorblade // 11 August 2004

Categories: Products

365 Days of Sensational Sex

Will Lorraine Smith have 365 days of 'sensational sex' by following sexpert Lou Paget's suggestions? (It's a tough job being a reviewer for The F-Word, ain't it?)

Lorraine Smith //

Categories: Books

Just a Stripper

Can sex work ever be truly radical when money is involved? Exploring how feminists and feminist sex workers are often forced into opposing camps, Natasha Forrest argues that a simplistic 'for or against' divide does not reflect the true complexity of the issue.

Natasha Forrest //

Categories: Sex and Relationships, Work and Play

Sports Illustrated

When Maria Sharapova won the women's final at Wimbledon this summer, her success was covered extensively by the press. However, the majority of the coverage focussed excessively on her appearance, as Ealasaid Gilfillan explains.

Ealasaid Gilfillan // 10 August 2004

Categories: Culture and Media, Work and Play

The Sexual Life of Catherine M

The Guardian referred to 'the double life of Catherine M' in their interview on her controversial sexual memoir, but it seems more likely that Catherine Millet's sexual memoir hoped to reconcile the duality between 'normal life' and sex. Tamlyn Monson tries to unwind some of the issues the book raises.

Tamlyn Monson // 1 August 2004

Categories: Books

Every Girl Wants a Stalker

Films, pop songs and mainstream popular culture all push the same message: that men must pursue women to ridiculous extremes, even if the attention is unwanted. Yet if women pursue men, they are seen as desperate, needy, and sad. Rachel E exposes the double standard.

Rachel Eastwell //

Categories: Men, Sex and Relationships


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