10 Ways to Produce a Burlesque Show Safe from Misogyny

10 Ways to Produce a Burlesque Show Safe from Misogyny

10 Ways to Produce a Burlesque Show Safe from Misogyny, by Dottie Lux. Share your view in the comments section below… Warning: this list speaks to burlesque performers as women. I acknowledge there are male burlesque performers and performers who reside outside the binary gender spectrum; for the sake of being concise I am speaking […]

Burlesque as a Feminist Act

Burlesque as a Feminist Act

Words and opinions by Punani Difranco. I recently came across a video — posted on a good friend’s wall — of a comedian doing a piece of ‘feminist burlesque’*. She didn’t take off much clothing, but what she did take off revealed signs with feminist messages written on them — things like “Stop looking at […]

Burlesque and Feminism: Give it a Rest!

Burlesque and Feminism: Give it a Rest!

Last night, social networks were frothing with a range of responses to comedian Nadia Kamil’s ‘Feminist Burlesque’ routine, which she builds up to by taking cheap shots at respected burlesque performer Honey Wilde and her celebrated Margaret Thatcher act. While there have been a number of eloquent responses to the video, including this from Jason […]