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 British Medical Association 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


January 17, 2014

DSM gig

Dispute Settlement Mechanism will be playing a matinee punk show(!) in the Althorpe Studios & Gallery, Leamington Spa on Saturday 8th February. Doors are from 1pm and we'll be playing first.

darkofthematinee


January 15, 2014

DSM–II

On Monday we released the second Dispute Settlement Mechanism EP, DSM-II. You can listen to it below. I perform on lead vocals, and also play clean bass guitar on Seven Nation Army.


January 14, 2014

Mapping My Journey

In the summer I did an interview as part of a local trans oral history project. This interview - and some of the stuff we've created with Not Right - will form a small part of an exhibition in Birmingham from this weekend until early March.

From Gender Matters:

This exhibition explores and celebrates the living memory and history of the transgender community in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Through compelling sound, photos, video, artwork, poetry and artefacts, ‘Mapping my Journey’ brings to life the places, events and personal journeys – for some decisive and swift but for others spanning decades – which makeup the heritage of the West Midlands’ transgender community over the past sixty years.

These stories represent part of our community’s heritage and aim to capture, record and preserve unique individual experiences of being transgender.



January 04, 2014

DJ setlist: Shenanigans @ Canal 125, London (31/12/13)

Happy new year and all that!

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Balrog Boogie
Future of the Left - Singing of the Bonesaws
Satan's Buttcheeks - Satan is My Osteopath
Gary Numan - Here in the Black
Zombie Girl - Creepy Crawler
The Birthday Massacre - In The Dark
The Who - Baba O'Reilly
Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
System of a Down - Know
Against Me! - FUCKMYLIFE666
Hot Magenta - Better Off Alone
Manic Street Preachers - Stay Beautiful
PJ Harvey - This Is Love
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
Faith No More - Epic
Epica - Pirates of the Caribbean


December 31, 2013

DJ setlist: Catharsis – Vault Hunter @ the Coal Vaults, Coventry (21/12/13)

Joint set, with Ara McBay

Victims of Science - The Device Has Been Modified
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary (r)
Siobhan Fahey - Bitter Pill
New Order - Blue Monday
Blondie - Atomic
Epica - Pirates of the Caribbean
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right to Party
Muse - Uprising
The Cure - Lovecats (r)
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Cherry Pappi - Daddy Jump Shine
Placebo - Pure Morning
David Bowie - Suffragette City
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Tears For Fears - Mad World
Scissor Sisters - Filthy/Gorgeous
Peaches - Mommy Complex (r)
B52s - Rock Lobster
Sisters of Mercy - This Corrosion
Siouxie and the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden (r)
The Smiths - How Soon is Now?
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
Republica - Ready to Go
Nine Inch Nails - Terrible Lie
Gary Numan - Love Hurt Bleed
KMFDM - A Drug Against War
The Birthday Massacre - I Think We're Alone Now
Toy Dolls - Nellie the Elephant
Jonathan Coulton - Still Alive

(r) = request


November 26, 2013

Not Right happenings

Things have been busy in the world of Not Right lately!

The big news is that we're playing LaDIYfest Sheffield this weekend. There will be workshops in the Quaker Meeting house on Saturday 30th November from 11am, and live music plus DJs in the Redhouse from 8pm. We're playing alongside The Ethical Debating Society, Weird Menace and Witching Waves, and will have a full complement of CDs/zines/t-shirts with us (including hopefully the shiny new Not Right #6 zine).

ladiyfest


If you're not going to be anywhere near Sheffield this weekend, then you might be able to catch us (in spirit at least!) at London Queer Zine Fest on Sunday 1st December. Copies of our Punk Is Not EP and Not Right #5 will be available from the Robot Unicorn Records stall, along with a load of other awesome music from the likes of Etai Keshiki and Jesus & His Judgemental Father.

Finally, if you can't make it to either of those events, you can hear our music on a couple of very exciting new compilations that are now available.


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