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Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2019). Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK. Women's Studies International Forum, 75, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102241

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This article presents empirical data from survey research into lesbian and queer masculinities in the United Kingdom, conducted in 2017, which garnered over two hundred responses. Four dominant themes emerged from the data gathere... Read More about Always endangered, never extinct: Exploring contemporary butch lesbian identity in the UK.

BBC The Big Questions (2019)
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Mackay, F. BBC The Big Questions

Rachel Burden presents topical debate live from The Attenborough Centre at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Has social media ruined childhood? Is feminism in crisis?

No woman’s land? Revisiting border zone denizens (2019)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2019). No woman’s land? Revisiting border zone denizens. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23(3), 397-409. https://doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2019.1565521

This article presents empirical data from survey research into lesbian and queer masculinities in the United Kingdom, conducted in 2017, which garnered over two hundred responses. Dominant themes emerged which addressed the differences between the se... Read More about No woman’s land? Revisiting border zone denizens.

The future of pornography - panel debate. Speakers | Finn Mackay, Rowan Pelling, Peter Tatchell (2018)
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Mackay, F. The future of pornography - panel debate. Speakers | Finn Mackay, Rowan Pelling, Peter Tatchell

Many believe that porn's dark fantasies risk corrupting relationships and society. Has this arisen because pornography is largely created by men? Could feminist pornography featuring authentic sex, diverse bodies and female perspectives offer a truly... Read More about The future of pornography - panel debate. Speakers | Finn Mackay, Rowan Pelling, Peter Tatchell.

Lesbian/queer masculinities (2017)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2017). Lesbian/queer masculinities

Questions about the resonance and relevance of this classic and much stereotyped lesbian identity are not, of course, new questions. Perhaps the most well-known interrogation occurred during the famous ‘sex-wars’ of the 1980s, but arguably these deba... Read More about Lesbian/queer masculinities.

Un-teaching for boys (2017)
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Mackay, F. (2017). Un-teaching for boys

Ungendering our children - the harms of stereotyping and how to avoid them.

Book review: Being an early career feminist academic (2016)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2016). Book review: Being an early career feminist academic

Being an Early Career Feminist Academic: Global Perspectives, Experiences and Challenges, edited by Rachel Thwaites and Amy Pressland Young scholars tell it like it is but is knowledge of replaceability a bar to change? asks Finn Mackay

Farewell, dear friend: The sociology of pet grief (2016)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2016). Farewell, dear friend: The sociology of pet grief

An introduction to the sociology of pet grief, looking at data from the British Mass Observation Project and considering theories from the field of Animal Studies as well as Butler's theory of 'grievability'.

Andrea Dworkin - Behind the myths (2015)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2015). Andrea Dworkin - Behind the myths

There can be no better reason to discover the work of the late Andrea Dworkin, than all the various voices warning you not to!

Political not generational: Getting real about contemporary UK radical feminism (2015)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2015). Political not generational: Getting real about contemporary UK radical feminism. Social Movement Studies, 14(4), 427-442. https://doi.org/10.1080/14742837.2014.963545

In this article, using empirical data gathered from survey research and semi-structured interviews with feminist activists across the UK, I shall explore how activists themselves relate to the term third wave. It emerged that for many activists, the... Read More about Political not generational: Getting real about contemporary UK radical feminism.

Women are not their vaginas (2015)
Journal Article
Mackay, F. (2015). Women are not their vaginas

I had the honour to meet and debate with Naomi Wolf in May 2015, visiting the UK to appear on Al Jazeera and talk about her last book "Vagina: A New Biography".

Political not generational: Getting real about the Second Wave (2015)
Book Chapter
Mackay, F. (2015). Political not generational: Getting real about the Second Wave. In M. Kiraly, & M. Tyler (Eds.), Freedom Fallacy: The Limits of Liberal FeminismConnor Court Press

In the 1990s you could not move for stories about the death of feminism, the lack of politics in younger women and indeed the political disengagement of youth as a whole. Now though the media are busy suggesting that our social movement is in fact en... Read More about Political not generational: Getting real about the Second Wave.


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