Kate L. Gould
In no particular order, Kate Gould is a writer, Beethoven groupie, feminist, campaigner for sex workers' rights at SCOT-PEP, tattooed lady, etiquette fanatic, insatiable reader, and commissioning editor at The Fine Line. She spends most of her time reading in her flat overrun by pet rats, Georgia, Minnie and Olivia. She's been a research assistant to Germaine Greer and Shere Hite, MORI pollster, book critic, magazine editor, over-worked publishing intern, nanny, English teacher, and hotel critic. Her book on flashers, Exposing Phallacy: Flashing in Contemporary Culture, was released in August 2012, published by Zero Books. She blogs at www.mybeautifulchandelier.com and works at http://editorial-consultancy.co.uk The best insult she's ever heard is “buckle-bunny wannabe”.

Entries by Kate L. Gould

Defending Our Sexual Fantasies

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2014 | (14:13)

I recently embarked on a PhD at Edinburgh University where I'll be spending the next three years or so studying female sexuality - specifically, what happens when it goes wrong and becomes dysfunctional.

There are a number of issues surrounding the emergence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and the rush...

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Stabbed to Death by Stigma

(5) Comments | Posted 17 July 2013 | (20:53)

On July the 19th protests will be held around the globe against the violent abuse and murder of sex workers. Targeting the Swedish and Turkish embassies, they're being held in memory of murdered sex workers, Petite Jasmine and Dora Ozer.

Swedish mother of two, Petite Jasmine was stabbed to death...

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Dove's Dirty Tricks

(0) Comments | Posted 25 April 2013 | (15:20)

The nice folks at Dove are at it again: in their bid to convince women that they don't have to look on the point of collapse or have preternaturally symmetrical features and skin unmarked by life to be beautiful, they've conducted what they're calling "a compelling social experiment".

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Dried Tongue of Dove, Ground Fingernail, and Cat Flinging? Welcome to Valentine's of Yore

(0) Comments | Posted 12 February 2013 | (13:06)

The card is bought, the flowers arranged, the champagne on ice, the restaurant is booked, the jewellery glitters, the perfume is sweet, and the chocolates so pretty in their heart-shaped gold-wrapped box. You've done it: every tradition fulfilled, every symbol of a romance that time will not fade, and every...

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Vive la Révolution! The Superheroines of Porn Domination

(16) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (22:33)

Porna: plural noun (treated as single or plural) - porn that women really enjoy to watch. The kind of porn that teases and pleases them: realistic, explicit, with 'real' people and a well-balanced development of sexual desire, made with respect. ORIGIN: Dusk!, the female-oriented, erotic digital TV channel...

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Lies, All Lies!

(0) Comments | Posted 1 January 2013 | (17:23)

Tis the season for making promises to ourselves - and, possibly, others, though they'll have heard it all before - that we know we won't keep.

My New Year's resolutions are going pretty well so far. I've resolved to do the following:

Deal with things as soon as they arise...

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Why I'm Opposed to Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

(55) Comments | Posted 3 December 2012 | (20:21)

The Member of the Scottish Parliament, Rhoda Grant, believes sex workers are imbeciles who should be denied the right to earn a living and subjected to state-sanctioned sexual assault to ensure that they comply with the dictates imposed upon their profession. Not that she puts it quite like that.


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Whatever Happened to Foreplay?

(202) Comments | Posted 20 November 2012 | (23:00)

Once upon a time there was a thing called foreplay. Sometimes it was silent: just a kiss in a club and an awkward scuffle in the toilets. Others took more time with it. They wrote sweet lines, sent flowers, asked a lady to dance and, even, for her hand in...

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