Archive for November, 2011

November 30th, 2011

Spinning the pole: A discursive analysis of the websites of recreational pole dancing studios

Abstract

Pole dancing is an activity that came to prominence in strip clubs. Despite its widespread reinvention as a fitness activity for women, pole dancing is still strongly associated with, and indeed trades on, its exotic, erotic and sexual connotations. In this article, we examine how the pole dancing industry portrays itself to potential participants via a discursive analysis of the websites of 15 major pole dancing studios in Australia. In particular, we examine some of the ways in which pole dancing trades on its erotic associations and capitalizes on the emerging postfeminist sensibility in western countries and its advocacy of empowerment through sexual agency, while at the same time promoting an alternative, ironic construction in which pole dancing is simply something a bit different – a novel way to get an upper body workout while having ‘a bit of a laugh’. We argue that the tensions between authenticity and parody uncovered by our analyses reflect a tension that infuses ‘raunch culture’ more widely, and discuss the insecurity and contingency of the ‘empowerment’ offered in these practices.

November 30th, 2011

Give Totes? TOTES! for the holidays! All of the above totes…



totebag with the symbol for "woman" printed on it and a drop of blood

a tote bag that says "proud to be a feminist killjoy" in letters with blood dripping from them

Give Totes? TOTES! for the holidays! All of the above totes are available, plus:

KATIE ROIPHE STILL SUCKS

I DON’T HAVE CIGARETTES OR SPARE CHANGE

BUT I WILL GIVE YOU A SPARE TAMPON NO PROBLEM

I WENT TO THE FEMINIST REVOLUTION AND IT WAS KINDA RACIST

HORIZONTAL MOVEMENTS ARE STRONGER

TRUE FOR SEX, TRUE FOR REVOLUTION

Send an email to feministkilljoy at gmail dot com to order. All proceeds go to a charity related to the slogan, or you can designate one that I will probably be ok with unless it’s something I’m against. You know it is.

November 30th, 2011

youmightfindyourself: Almost a hundred small square…





















youmightfindyourself:

Almost a hundred small square windows scattered across the walls, ceilings and roof of a house in Tokyo allow its occupants, a deaf couple and their children, to sign to each other through the walls even when the children are playing outdoors. The two-story house by Japanese architect Takeshi Hosaka is named Room Room.

Seriously, is Michel Foucault running around heaven right now yelling “IT’S ALL COMING TO PASS!”?

November 30th, 2011

Fuck me, I couldn’t find old lady pants or shoes that fit me at the thrift store.

leonineantiheroine:

lalie:

I’m going to kind of be rocking Sexy Ayn Rand, y’all, because the only dress shoes I have passable for less-than-modern are peeptoe heels.

Maybe I’ll meet Sexy Reagan.

This is the hottest thing I have ever read. 

Really a new level of kink.

November 30th, 2011

"I hope all those beautiful women give you their terrain. I turned you from my pockets."

“I hope
all those beautiful
women give you
their terrain.
I turned you from
my pockets.”

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Alexis Orgera, excerpt from Exponents (via holdonmagnolia)

Bitter can be beautiful

November 30th, 2011

RT @astrotwins: who wants a sneak peek at their December monthly horoscope? They’re up!…

RT @astrotwins: who wants a sneak peek at their December monthly horoscope? They’re up! http://t.co/JMkGXtFO

November 30th, 2011

thecarnabetianarmy: Dione Warwick for Ebony,…



thecarnabetianarmy:

Dione Warwick for Ebony, 1967

(DorothyMantooth)

Her glasses are adorable.

FASH!

November 30th, 2011

Fash.



Fash.

November 30th, 2011

superseventies: 1970s Moog synthesiser. BOTH



superseventies:

1970s Moog synthesiser.

BOTH

November 30th, 2011

superseventies: Model Ann Schafuss for Vogue UK, 1970. Photo by…



superseventies:

Model Ann Schafuss for Vogue UK, 1970. Photo by Clive Arrowsmith.

YSL, non?