Articles about 'porn'

How to be a feminist porn director

Laura Elias Casas interviews two women porn industry figures about where, how and why feminism fits in

Laura Elias Casas // 30 July 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

The F-Word stage blog: February 2017

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in February

Lissy Lovett // 14 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Girls next door who do porn

Rashida Jones’ documentary Hot Girls Wanted might not be the hard-hitting exposé of the porn industry you were expecting – but perhaps it’s not meant to be, writes Lusana Taylor

Lusana Taylor // 10 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Calm down, it’s a festival of feminist theatre

Mary Paterson finds Calm Down Dear, a festival of innovative feminist performance, has a lot to say about the conventions of looking at women

Mary Paterson // 6 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

How sexism in schools is ‘exhausting’ young women

Melanie Xulu argues that the sexism young people face in schools is 'invisible'.

Guest Blogger // 1 June 2015

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Some important feminist-related and intersectional news/commentary this week, including Disabled People Against the Cuts' open Letter after the 8 December High Court ruling against their challenge to the closure of the Independent Living Fund

Holly Combe // 15 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Restrictions on porn that protect no-one

Following amendments to the Communications Act 2003 which have banned a number of acts from on-line porn produced in the UK, D H Kelly questions whether this is the way to protect children and promote sexual equality

D H Kelly // 4 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Feminist porn: revolution or reinvention?

Yesterday, I read an article on feminist porn and, as a result, followed links to various websites to investigate further. What I found looked rather worthy and not much fun but is this because fundamentally feminism and porn are diametrically opposed? How can pornography be filmed and presented in a way that satisfies feminists?

Isadora Vibes // 14 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Navigating the world of magazine sex tips

Lauren Hitchman explores how the sex tips she read in women's magazines as a girl affected her sex life growing up

Guest Blogger // 13 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Stop revenge porn

Ellie Hutchinson on a new Scottish campaign to tackle revenge porn - a form of domestic abuse - and the victim blaming that goes with it

Guest Blogger // 5 August 2013

Categories: Blog

What non-monogamy taught me about the ‘sex-positive’ movement

Elisa argues that sexuality is not set in stone and not above scrutiny, including when it comes to porn

Elise Haf // 30 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Why this class-conscious feminist probably won’t be calling herself a socialist much more

The male Left's tendency to focus on a unifying working class struggle ignores the differing experiences of men and women, argues Elisa, particularly when it comes to sex work

Elise Haf // 28 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The online porn debate: a call for respect

As the debate on internet porn and the controls that should be applied gets underway, feminists need to acknowledge that there is no party line on this issue, argues Jane

Jane Fae // 24 July 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Teen Mom

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D‘s review (just posted) explores the cultural landscape behind...

Holly Combe // 25 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Teen public property

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D explores the cultural landscape behind the programme and the hype surrounding her recent sex tape

Chrissy //

Categories: Reviews, Television

Sex Educational Supplement: The Pornography Issue

Last month the Government announced the proposals for reform of the National Curriculum, one of which is NOT making Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education statutory in primary or...

Ania Ostrowska // 28 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Sexting: new technologies, same old sexism

Laura argues that it's the sexism rather than the sex we should be worried about when it comes to young people "sexting"

Laura // 12 December 2012

Categories: Blog

MakeLoveNotPorn: the difference between porn and real sex?

Chrissy D argues that Cindy Gallop's sex education venture is well intentioned but doesn't really make a dent in the issue it seeks to address

Guest Blogger // 21 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex positivism and slut-shaming in reverse

Louise McCudden discusses the way sex positivism is often twisted and used against feminists who raise concerns about porn and prostitution

Guest Blogger // 16 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Lusting for Lust

Chrissy D responds to Erica Lust winning "Movie of the Year" at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto this month

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Modern fairytale characters: a brief guide

The Troll of Random Misogyny lives under many bridges; although the Guardian seems to be one of his favourite places to lurk, possibly because of its soft liberal padding...

katyha // 25 January 2012

Categories: Blog

New feature: She gives me fever

Porn: one of the most controversial subjects of feminist debate. To be honest, many feminists I know are so bored of retreading the same arguments that they shy away from...

Jess McCabe // 13 January 2012

Categories: Blog

She gives me fever

Porn is not for everyone: but it can be for feminists, Mia Engberg tells Sophie Mayer, as her programme of shorts screens in London

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships, Work and Play

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