The Magician’s Assistant
For centuries women have appeared as decorative and silent appendages to Male
entertainers, with misogynistic jokes and violent and sexual innuendo frequently part of the act:
Extract from The Magician’s Assistant:
People saw the spectacle, the spangles and the lights,
but believe me nothing’s duller, than hanging round in tights
Being butchered every weekend made us a bit of money,
but if I’d cut a man in half, would you still find that funny?