Posts Tagged ‘ feminism ’

Zero Squared #80: Porn Panic

Aug 19th, 2016 | By

Jerry Barnett is an author, technologist, campaigner, photographer and entrepreneur. With a long background in anti-fascism campaigning, he has become increasingly disillusioned with the new left, which has taken on many of the attitudes and methods of the old right. His book Porn Panic is out from Zero Books this month. In this episode you’ll

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Zero Squared #21: Neoliberalism or Determinative Negation?

May 27th, 2015 | By

Robin James is the guest this week and we discuss her book Resilience and Melancholy which came out from Zero Books in February. Robin James is an associate professor in philosophy at the University of North Carolina and a musician. David Webster, author of Cross the Water Blues blurbed the book. He wrote: “At the

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How I Came to Porn

Dec 19th, 2012 | By

I never wanted to watch porn. When a former boyfriend years ago showed me some of his “glossier” porn, as he put it, I was completely grossed out. The premise of his porn was that all these Barbie-looking women would seek out a stud residing in this huge mansion, where he would provide them with

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Where have all the interesting women gone?

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

Extract from One Dimensional Woman, Nina Power, published by Zero Books If the contemporary portrayal of womankind were to be believed, contemporary female achievement would culminate in the ownership of expensive handbags, a vibrator, a job, a flat and a man – probably in that order. Of course, no one has to believe the TV

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Magic Button Theory

Aug 6th, 2012 | By

Guest blogger Kate Gould A little while ago I read an article about the peculiar things people do to their bodies with plastic surgery. There was the usual lunacy: women injecting a neurotoxin into their faces; collagened-up bloody, swollen pouts; Macrolane-filled breasts (a sort of injectable jelly it takes your body 12-18 months to absorb,

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