I was interviewed by the mythical Julie Bindel to tell her about my investigation on the not-so-ethical clinical trials conducted on prostituted women and girls.
The second part was much more interesting (and at a nicer café with proper tomato juice) as I went through the theoretical defence for the abolition of prostitution but it has not been broadcast.
Sous nos yeux
Podcast de la Fondation Scelles. Episode sur les robots masturbatoires.
Interview with Sheila Jeffreys on her autobiography Trigger Warning: My Lesbian Feminist Life.
#190 A Revindication of Middle-Aged Women with Victoria Smith, author of ‘HAGS’ – FiLiA
Feminist author Victoria Smith discusses her first book, ‘Hags’, about the demonisation of middle-aged women with FiLiA Spokeswoman Raquel Rosario Sánchez. Smith discusses the experiences which raised her awareness to the way middle-aged women are invisibilised and dismissed under patriarchy around the world, as well her understanding of the tropes designed to further vilify this cohort of women. A thoughtful thinker and compassionate writer, this book represents an enraging call to action for everyone, to revindicate our past and create a better future for all women, throughout middle-age and beyond.Victoria Smith is a writer and creator of the Glosswitch newsletter. She has been a regular contributor to the New Statesman and the Independent, focussing on women’s issues, parenting and mental health. She has also written for Mumsnet, featured on panels at their Blogfest, and has made appearances on Woman’s Hour to discuss female body image. Her newsletter The OK Karen, focused on midlife women’s experiences of feminism, was launched in 2020, and she is particularly interested in how experiences of power and misogyny change as we age.Originally from Cumbria, she now lives in Cheltenham with her family. She is working towards achieving full venerable crone status before she hits fifty.You can follow Victoria Smith's commentary on Twitter and read her regular insights on women’s rights at The Critic. You can purchase Hags from most bookstores, and you can easily find it at our FiLiA Feminist Library.
- #190 A Revindication of Middle-Aged Women with Victoria Smith, author of ‘HAGS’
- #189 Sex Trade Survivor's Fight to Shut Down an Escort Website
- #188 Woman! Life! Freedom! The Women-led Revolution
- #187 Julie Bindel and Jalna Hanmer: "Men need to be held accountable for violence against women"
- #186 The Sex Buyers' Secrets Revealed