News of the sale of Agent Provocateur to Mike Ashley, the founder and chief executive of Sports Direct, hit the headlines this week and I realised this was probably, finally, the end. When I started my MA back in 2012, I wrote my first essay on the 21st century Agent Provocateur woman (turning it into... Continue Reading →
National Underwear Day 2016
I've seen quite a few underwear brands and lingerie bloggers posting on social media today for National Underwear Day. Call me cynical, but my first thought was... when they say 'national' do they actually mean American? I did a bit of digging and found out that this 'national holiday' was indeed from the US, started... Continue Reading →
Feminism Friday: Erotica covers
Have you ever noticed how the covers of erotic novels are, to put it bluntly, a bit fucking sexist? Despite the fact that many of these stories sexualise men for the titillation of women, the images that appear on the covers mostly appear to objectify women. Even though heterosexual women enjoy looking at men, apparently... Continue Reading →
Feminism Friday: Pink stinks!
I've had it with pointlessly gendered products. Pink for boys and blue for girls - not only should we all have grown out of this a long time ago, like the 1980s, but it's actually getting worse! Charlie posted a link to some 'delightfully feminine' gadgets on Twitter earlier today, which made me realise what... Continue Reading →
Beer for women? Beer for all!
When Animée lager was launched, earlier this month, the only things I heard about it were bad. The main gist of what was being said online is that there are far better tasting beers already on the market, and brewers should stop marketing their products solely to men rather than waste time and money on... Continue Reading →