Author Archives: nichi

On class and cat-calling

If you’re reading this, you may or may not have been brought via my exposition over on the F Word, about desire and feminist debate. If you haven’t seen it, you can read it here. Regardless, given that I was … Continue reading

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Before we lose the lads mags, let’s lose the campaign’s hypocrisy

If I had previously thought the Lose the Lads Mags campaign more misguided than myopic, I may have modified my opinion after it upped the ante yesterday; I feel like I’ve discovered just how inconsistent, unscientific and ideological is its … Continue reading

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Sure, put e-porn in its place – but don’t let all erotica suffer

So the Mail on Sunday took it upon itself to break yet another Horrors of Porn on the Internet story yesterday. Only, for a start, it wasn’t really breaking anything because as some sharp-eyed folk on Twitter pointed out to … Continue reading

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‘Card Declined’: how ATVOD want the banks to control your internet access

As if having the government make decisions about what content you can access online (re the forthcoming filtering proposals) wasn’t enough, soon, the banks may well be too. ATVOD, the body that regulates Video-on-Demand content in the UK (eg porn) … Continue reading

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More damaging than porn? The myths and assumptions of Daubney’s doc

I’ve just had a chance to catch up on Martin Daubey’s shockingly alarmist documentary, Porn on the Brain, which was broadcast on C4 on Monday (and can be watched again here) and could barely get to the end before I … Continue reading

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Please, Prime Minister, do your porn research

  David Cameron is using a legitimate crusade against child abuse images to infiltrate policy on adult content per se, while demonstrating that he doesn’t understand either what porn is, or how the internet works. On the Jeremy Vine show … Continue reading

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Ethical Porn unveiled

If you think I’ve been rather too quiet in the past few months, it’s not because I’ve been sunning myself in California (well, not ONLY), but because I’ve been doing some research for a new book, and working on several … Continue reading

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Sacking Saatchi wouldn’t have helped Nigella – and that’s not condoning his behaviour

Saturday evening, reviewing the papers on Sky News, and I found myself wondering if I’d come across as a domestic violence apologist. It shouldn’t happen to a gender equalitest, and as much as I might want to blame the fact … Continue reading

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Porn and prejudice

If you didn’t catch last week’s Observer feature on the launch of a new academic journal called Porn Studies and the controversy it’s causing, it’s worth a read. Not only because of the way it highlights the polarisation of attitudes … Continue reading

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Banning porn is the irresponsible answer

I’m usually impervious to an “EU bans…” headline. Basically, because I think the EU is actually quite good at banning things that we are better off without, fish dumping and old-fashioned light bulbs, for example (and let’s face it, who could defend … Continue reading

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