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About annaarrowsmith

I am Britain's first and most acclaimed female adult film director, with lots of scenes written, directed and produced by myself and several awards under my belt. After 2 decades of production and distribution experience, I recently completed a PhD in Gender Studies that focuses on men's experiences of women's power in dating relationships. I know an awful lot about film-making and about gender. You might have seen me in the British media...

World Book Day – A List of my Favourite Books

15/28 In honour of World book day I thought I’d share a list (in alphabetical order) of my favourite 87 books, chosen either for the enjoyment of reading them or their effect on the way I think. I know I … Continue reading

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On Men’s Need to Know They are of Normal Penile Size

14/28 A recent academic study that looked at studies of over 15,000 men worldwide has found the answer to the age-old question of how big an average human penis is and the answer is 9.16cm flaccid and 13.2cm erect. Phew! … Continue reading

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Busting the Good Woman Pedestal

13/28 In December 2012 the story of a 23 year-old student from Delhi who was gang raped and murdered by six men shook the world’s press and put the focus squarely on India’s poor record of gender equality. Four of … Continue reading

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Why Russell Brand is so Wrong About Pornography

12/28 So now Russell Brand wants us to stop watching porn as part of his campaign against all things Capitalist. And like his previous forays into politics, he is quite proud of his lack of experience and knowledge about the … Continue reading

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On the Need for More Inclusion of Those with Disabilities

11/28 A slight change of subject on the blog today:  A few months ago our neighbours asked Tim and I if we could like to help out at the Special Olympics taking place this summer in Los Angeles. We were … Continue reading

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Men’s Idea of the Perfect Woman – Not an Easy Question

10/28 Not a day goes by it seems when one isn’t bombarded in the media with advice about what men want in a woman or what women want in a man. This seemingly tireless pursuit only exists because it sells … Continue reading

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Jessie’s Girl – An Example of the Masculine Dating Dilemma

9/28 One of the best things about blogging, probably the best thing, is that you can be inspired by the smallest thing and are free to write a few paragraphs without needing something big enough to write a full article … Continue reading

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National Anthems and the Importance of Gender-Neutral Language

8/28 Who’d have thought that such a traditional country as Britain would have a relatively non-sexist national anthem? How did that happen? A recent article by the Guardian shows that the UK is doing fairly well in the gender-neutral language … Continue reading

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Another (Temporary) Nail in the Coffin of Free Speech

7/28 This week Google notified erotic bloggers that their blogs would be switched to private access only next month if they included sexual imagery. They were quick to add that they were not actually deleting the blogs, just making them … Continue reading

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Personal Space is Political.

6/28 At a recent party in the back garden of a friend’s house I witnessed an act so everyday, most people wouldn’t notice it, yet if one were to talk to women about how it feels, most I’m sure would … Continue reading

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