June 18, 2014

"Ain't I A Woman?" – intersectionality panel at The Spark

I'll be taking part in a panel on intersectionality this Saturday 21st June as part of The Spark, a week-long series of workshops and events on social justice.

The panel I'm participating in is Ain't I a Woman?: An introduction to intersectionality and why it's key in the struggle for social justice. It will run from 10:30am and there is no need to register - you can just turn up!

The panel will be chaired by Lola Okolosie of Black Feminists, and I'll be speaking alongside Amrit Wilson (Imkaan), and Eleanor Lisney (Sisters of Frida).

More information (including directions) can be found here.

The Spark


May 29, 2014

Revolt vs Catharsis

I'm involved in running Revolt vs Catharsis this Saturday (31st May) at Tin Music & Arts, Coventry.

revolt vs catharsis


May 13, 2014

I Know Why The Caged Grrrl Sings

Not Right are featured on the new Riots Not Diets compilation, I Know Why The Caged Grrrl Sings. Our song The Lead Role will be released exclusively on this record.

The album, which is available as a digital download and on 12" blue vinyl with an A3 zine and insert, is now available to pre-order.

riots not diets


May 09, 2014

Rocksoc presents…

I'm playing Copper Rooms 2 in Warwick Students' Union with Dispute Settlement Mechanism tomorrow.

>>>Facebook event page.

rocksoc


May 05, 2014

Daring to be Bad

I will be speaking/performing at an interdisciplinary workshop on rage, frustration and destructiveness in feminism theory and activism, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick.

When: Thursday 12 June 2014, 4.00 – 6.30 pm

Where: The Wolfson Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, Library, University of Warwick
Snacks and drinks provided!

To register, please send an email to R. Yunus@warwick.ac.uk or Katharina.Karcher@yahoo.com

daring to be bad


April 25, 2014

The Rosenberg Appeal + CN Lester + support

I'm running a super-cool mixed-genre gig in Leamington on Friday 2nd May. There is a Facebook event page here.

lamp gig


April 16, 2014

After Kinsey: (Re)Theorising Sexuality and Gender in a Post–Closet Context

Registration for the final seminar in the ESRC-sponsored seminar series Retheorising Gender and Sexuality: The Emergence of 'Trans' is now open. This will be the fourth and final event in our series, and will revisit themes from previous seminars whilst further exploring the discusive and social possibilities of "trans" identity and experience.

After KinseyT


April 15, 2014

#transdocfail at BSA Annual Conference 2014

I'll be talking about some of the initial findings from my PhD research at the British Sociological Association national conference, Changing Society, next week.

I'm speaking in the 11am-12:30pm session as part of the Social Divisions/Social Identities stream. A copy of my abstract can be found below.


#transdocfail: What makes a Twitterstorm important?

In January 2013 hundreds of trans people took to Twitter to share stories of alleged medical malpractice. The catalyst
for this outpouring of anger and accusation was the creation of #transdocfail, a hashtag intended to promote
discussion of issues faced by trans people accessing medical services in the UK. Within weeks #transdocfail was
being discussed within the mainstream media and the General Medical Council had launched an investigation. How
did an expression of outrage from members of a small minority group so rapidly result in wider recognition and
concrete action?

This paper draws upon a range of qualitative data – from Twitter, Facebook, bulletin boards and newspaper opinion
columns – to explore how #transdocfail was constructed as an ‘important’ and ‘meaningful’ event by trans activists,
allies and community advocates. I argue that several factors contributed to the impact of #transdocfail beyond the
social media platform from which it originated: these included the prior existence of widespread discontent, increasing
publication opportunities for trans journalists, and a strong belief in the importance of the event amongst participants.

I also explore how online discussion of #transdocfail intersected with a contemporaneous controversy over articles
about feminism written by Suzanne Moore and Julie Burchill. The resulting dispute between journalists, news editors
and trans activists ultimately served to provide a wider platform for the dissemination of complaints originating with
#transdocfail.


March 19, 2014

DJ setlist: NUS Women's Conference 2014 @ The Hilton, Bradford (18/3/14)

Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glyne - Rather Be
Blondie - Call Me
Katy B feat. Ms Dynamite - Lights on
Alexandra Burke - Broken Heels
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love To You
Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin - Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves
Shania Twain - Man I Feel Like A Woman (r)
Bananarama - Venus
Joan Jett - I Love Rock N Roll
Nerf Herder - Buffy The Vampire Slayer (r)
Hole - Celebrity Skin
Azealia Banks - 212
Beyoncé - Flawless (r)
Missy Elliot - Get UR Freak On
Le Tigre - TKO (r)
Sleater Kinney - Jumpers (r)
The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
Destiny's Child - Independent Woman (r)
Lorde - Royals
Rihanna - Diamonds
Tatu - All The Things She Said (r)
The Spice Girls - Stop
Jessie J - It's My Party
Paramore - Crushcrushcrush (r)
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It (r)
Destiny's Child - Survivor (r)
DJ Fresh vs Fay Jay feat. Ms Dyanamite - Dibby Dibby Sound
Florence + The Machine - You Got The Love
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive (r)
Sister Sledge - We Are Family

(r) = request


January 25, 2014

Riot Grrrl Valentines Ball

Not Right are playing the Riots Not Diets Riot Grrrl Valentines Ball in the West Hill Hall, Brighton, on Saturday 15th February. Doors are at 8pm.

riots not diets


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