How a live-streamed police killing revealed the power of representation

How a live-streamed police killing revealed the power of representation

Sharif Mowlabocus, University of Sussex Warning: Some of the links contained in this article direct readers to graphic video footage. “Violence isn’t new. It’s the…

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***Warning: Killjoy post*** The Straight man of Berghain: what are we laughing at?

***Warning: Killjoy post*** The Straight man of Berghain: what are we laughing at?

This is a quick post in response to something that has been doing the rounds on social media this week. Link-bait items from Gay Star…

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So a gay man can get married today but you still won't apologise to his grandfather?

So a gay man can get married today but you still won’t apologise to his grandfather?

On Friday 21st October, 2016, Conservative MP Sam Gyimah, was accused of filibustering a Bill -dubbed the Turing Bill – in the House of Commons….

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Feel the Quality: The haptic economy of unboxing videos on YouTube.

Feel the Quality: The haptic economy of unboxing videos on YouTube.

Fresh (well, not so fresh) back from AoIR16 in Berlin, I thought I would take a moment to upload my presentation from this year’s conference….

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Crispin Blunt's poppers speech: a brave acknowledgment of awkward truths

Crispin Blunt’s poppers speech: a brave acknowledgment of awkward truths

Sharif Mowlabocus, University of Sussex Crispin Blunt, the Conservative MP for Reigate, Surrey, offered the British media a late Christmas present when he admitted to…

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Rectal Feeding is Rape - but don’t expect the CIA to admit it

Rectal Feeding is Rape – but don’t expect the CIA to admit it

Rectal feeding is rape – but don’t expect the CIA to admit it By Sharif Mowlabocus, University of Sussex Of all the revelations made about…

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Just Having a Laugh? Men, Masculinities and Digital Culture

Just Having a Laugh? Men, Masculinities and Digital Culture

This post comes out of, and owes a debt to, the recent DigCult symposium I was invited to speak at in Brisbane, Australia. The focus of the…

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Grindr relents to backlash – but does it really respect its users?

Grindr relents to backlash – but does it really respect its users?

Grindr relents to backlash – but does it really respect its users? By Sharif Mowlabocus, University of Sussex The world’s most popular gay social networking…

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Homonormativity gets a musical makeover

Homonormativity gets a musical makeover

  A quick blog post in response to the video (below) that has been produced by the UN’s Free & Equal campaign, a campaign that…

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Transmediale 2014 afterglow -- Geographies of Sexualities

Transmediale 2014 afterglow — Geographies of Sexualities

In Febraury 2014, I participated in the Berlin Transmediale, ‘Afterglow’. The event featured a stream on pornography and included the likes of Feona Attwood, Susanna…

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