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This is personal

I cried last night. Long, hard, sad.

I cried and then, because it was far too late, I turned out the light and rocked myself to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Write-up of Onscenity’s “Bodies” Conference (II)

Next up is a collation of three somewhat shorter papers addressing feminity, the dynamics of the showgirl and the grotesque on stage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Write-up of Onscenity’s “Bodies” Conference (I)

Out and about today (OK: yesterday) at a challenging/brilliant conference – one more under the Onscenity banner – entitled Bodies: Flesh, performance, media, disgust and desire . Introducing the conference, Prof Feona Attwood points out how “bodies” are not much considered academically, despite the fact that we are more and more able to change bodies. This throws up a range of issues: On the one hand disapproval, including a feminist disapproval of body-centricity: on the other, an ability to take control, which both creates opportunity and challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Event: The Fourth Biennial Conference of the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (April)

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Event: Bodies: Flesh, Performance, Media, Disgust and Desire (June)

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Event: Journal of Women in Culture and Society thematic “sex issue”

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Event: Forthcoming Feminisms: Gender Activism, Politics and Theories (October)

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MORE sex, then…

Interesting. My last post on this topic – trans sexuality – which was mostly the dipping of a toe into water, evoked a bit more controversy than i expected.

In part, i think, because the language was not entirely familiar: one peep appeared to think that “sexual narrative” was journo-speak for smutty story. But also because of some of the reasons i alluded at and more.

So i’m going to take a second bite of the cherry here (ooer, missus!) and try and put my thoughts in order. Read the rest of this entry »

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Falling out over calling out

I am told off – and deservedly so – for my role in a slight altercation, a disturbance of trans harmony taking place recently on a discussion board. Serendipitous, since the episode touches on vibes that i was planning to pick up on anyway: ironic, in that i am guilty, however much my mind backflips “yes-but, yes-but, yes-but” behind the scenes of the selfsame thing i would wish others not to do.

Enough. I hold my wrist up for a good slapping – and move on to the serious. Read the rest of this entry »

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Event: Love your body (April/May)

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