Following on from my recent post, Feminists Or Fascists?, this episode features in-depth interviews with two London strippers who have become political activists in order to protect their workplaces, jobs and incomes. In the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, “feminist” anti-sex campaigners have teamed up with conservative Muslims to drive legal striptease venues (serving both gay and straight audiences) out of the area. Gentrification and property prices also play a part, as newly-arrived middle-class residents move in to these formerly working class areas.
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Further reading related to this podcast:
Research on lap dancing in England by Dr Teela Sanders & Kate Hardy of the University of Leeds.
Analysis of rapes in Camden by Brooke L Magnati (aka Belle de Jour).
Article providing a historical view on why striptease is under threat in Tower Hamlets.
Article about the mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, and his alleged links to extreme Islamic groups.
About a year ago, give or take a month or two, I promised I’d release a podcast. I’m sure that you got bored of waiting. But finally, here’s the first episode! My podcast will be called Moron-Free Radio, and in true geek fashion, I’ve numbered the first episode zero. It’s just a three-minute intro; the first full edition will be here in a few days. I’m currently submitting to iTunes, so (provided I get backing from the military-industrial complex) you should be able to subscribe to Moron-Free Radio on iTunes shortly. (Update: you can now subscribe on iTunes).
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I’d like to say Thank You to dubstep producers Trapjaw & Switch for creating the theme music to this podcast. This track (Dubslut) will shortly be released as a single via Dubthugz.