Foucault Explained with Hipsters

A comic I made for a second year gender studies course I tutored for in 2012, to help students understand some of the themes from Foucault’s The History of Sexuality Vol.1:f1

f2All page references from Foucault, M. (1976 [2008; trans 1978]), The History of Sexuality: Volume 1., R. Hurley, [trans], Victoria: Penguin Group

Stay tuned for Judith Butler explained with cats!


Oh to be a Teddy Girl!

Teddy Girl: you're doing it right

Today I came across the term “Teddy Girl” which – as I discovered typing into Google images – is a completely stylish subculture that had its heyday in the United Kingdom post World War II. Apparently there is almost nothing written about this youth culture that formed around a shared sense of disenchantment and malaise with society at the time. There is only slightly more written about Teddy Boys.

Some of the fashions associated with Teddy Girls include: men’s suits, drape jackets, shirts with high collars, black velvet ties, pointed collars, hobble skirts, pencil skirts, cameo brooches, rolled up jeans, short “mannish” haircuts, coolie hats, boat shoes, headscarves, pony tails and plastic earrings. Considering this list and looking at teenagers here and now, it seems that maybe the Teddy rage is back.

After all, maybe Teddy Girls were the original hipsters?