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The Kournikova Effect: Why Are We So Obsessed with the Female Tennis Body?

April 30, 2015

By Kristen Cochrane. Kristen is a writer and academic in Ontario, Canada, who’s researching some very interesting things, like queer Latin American cinema, and the fetishization of the female tennis body in the post-Kournikova era. This is her first essay for Slutever. / The final day of the 2013 Wimbledon tournament was supposed to be the best day in Marion Bartoli’s life. She had just defeated the German tennis professional Sabine Lisicki to earn her first Grand Slam title. During this jovial occasion,…

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Talking Art, Selfies and Body Image with Petra Collins

February 15, 2014

I went in-conversation with Petra Collins for the Girls Rule issue of Dazed. You can now read the full article below. If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’re probably familiar with the artist Petra Collins. I’ve also written about her on this blog many times, and she and I have since made a couple of short films together, both of which (quite serendipitously) are about murderous girl gangs. We also both made T-shirts with vaginas on them, except hers was bleeding. For…

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Vogue Column

Vogue, and the Powerful Female Nude

July 25, 2013

Myla Dalbesio being her super sexy self, shot by the wonderful Stacey Mark People freak out whenever a female celeb gets naked. They tend to freak out even harder if said female doesn’t posses Hollywood’s idea of a “perfect” body. I wrote an article for Vogue where I talk about this in slightly more detail. You can read it HERE! :)

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