British Feminism Is Totally Effed, Says UK Observer

The Guardian's Sunday magazine, the Observer, devoted almost every article this past weekend to the state of feminism in Britain, and the picture they paint is pretty bleak. The lead essay, by 39-year-old Rachel Cooke, claims that the gains made by earlier feminists are quickly losing ground. "Are we going backwards?… » 12/08/08 9:30am 12/08/08 9:30am

Happy Hooker Does Not Want To Criminalize Johns Because It Would Hurt Her Pocketbook

In the Guardian » 9/19/08 2:00pm 9/19/08 2:00pm today, a prostitute named "Lara" wrote an essay about why . The argument boils down to narcissism, as Lara says that she and her family benefit vastly from her sex work, and that's why her customers should not be prosecuted. Lara rails against a survey of the "off-street sex industry" called which…

Victorians Loved Self-Help Books, Just Like Us!

For decades, a secret stash of Victorian books languished in the Cambridge University library tower, and naturally, students thought they were filled with high-grade bonnet-wearing scat porn. Well, librarians, bolstered by a million-dollar grant, finally sorted through those dusty tomes, and though the books were from… » 2/14/08 4:20pm 2/14/08 4:20pm

Regulations For Fashion Models Sexist, Lookist

Responding to yesterday's article about The British Fashion Council's creation of a "Model Health Inquiry", writer Zoe Williams weighs in with some choice thoughts of her own, namely, that models are already amply protected by law and that any attempt to regulate their treatment at the hands of evil-minded fashion… » 5/23/07 2:26pm 5/23/07 2:26pm