Articles by Jess McCabe

 "I say it out loud and proudly... I'm a feminist!"

Jess McCabe interviews Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and Bosnian Rainbows and wonders about the pressures of creating an explosive onstage persona

Jess McCabe // 7 February 2014

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music

 Mary Beard critiques the classics

Jess McCabe looks into Mary Beard's critique of biases in the classics

Jess McCabe // 28 May 2013

Categories: Books

 Wildness comes to the Silver Platter

With her neck still hurting from trying to read the subtitles over people's heads, Jess McCabe hails director Wu Tsang's sensitive portrait of one Los Angeles bar

Jess McCabe // 24 February 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

 Skunk Anansie come home

With Skin as their charismatic frontwoman, the "clit rock" of Skunk Anansie has a firm place in mid-1990s nostalgia. Jess McCabe attends a gig in Brixton in 2012 and finds them sounding better than ever

Jess McCabe // 14 December 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

 Corin Tucker is still angry

Corin Tucker won the hearts of the riot grrls in raw and gutsy band Heavens To Betsy and (later) in Sleater-Kinney. Confirmed fan Jess McCabe throws critical caution to the wind as she listens to Corin's new album Kill My Blues

Jess McCabe // 21 October 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

 Heavenly Creatures

Revisiting the film she loved unconditionally as a teenager, Jess McCabe still finds its portrayal of two young perpetrators of a horrific crime highly compelling

Jess McCabe // 11 September 2011

Categories: Films, Reviews

 Portal 2

Jess McCabe celebrates a refreshing break from the objectification of women in video games with Portal 2

Jess McCabe // 2 June 2011

Categories: Reviews, video games

 Comments from April & May 2011

Our last ever comment round-up! We're switching over to live comments, posted directly under the feature. So if you have something more to add to the discussion, just click over to the feature...

Jess McCabe // 12 May 2011

Categories: Comments

 Women in rock: Tamar-kali

Tamar-kali spoke to The F-Word about sexism in the music, feminism and her inspirations

Jess McCabe // 3 May 2011

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews

Comments from February & March 2011

A bumper edition of comments from February and March

Jess McCabe // 8 April 2011

Categories: Comments

Comments from January 2011

The latest comments on features and reviews

Jess McCabe // 9 February 2011

Categories: Comments

Comments from December 2010

Comments from December 2010

Jess McCabe // 2 January 2011

Categories: Comments

Comments from November 2010

November's comments

Jess McCabe // 11 December 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from October 2010

October's comments

Jess McCabe // 28 November 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from September 2010

Comments sent in during September

Jess McCabe // 17 October 2010

Categories: Comments

 The Heretics

The Heretics charts the story of a feminist art magazine which grew out of the New York art scene in the 1970s. What was it like to work on Heresies? Where are these women today, and what has happened to their legacy? Review by Jess McCabe

Jess McCabe // 28 September 2010

Categories: Films

Comments from August 2010

All this month's comments fit to print

Jess McCabe // 1 September 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from July 2010

Comments galore from July!

Jess McCabe // 2 August 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from June 2010

All your comments from June 2010

Jess McCabe // 10 July 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from April 2010

A round-up of reader comments from April

Jess McCabe // 27 May 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from March 2010

An outpouring of support around vaginal pain and the phallocentrism of the medical establishment; reactions to the problematic 'Women' documentaries on BBC4; women in punk and the riot grrrl legacy, and much more concerned commenters this month

Jess McCabe // 15 April 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from February 2010

Comments sent in during February

Jess McCabe // 23 March 2010

Categories: Comments

 Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century

Jess McCabe reviews Justine Larbalestier's collection of 11 stories and accessible essays, which provide an engaging introduction to feminist scifi

Jess McCabe // 17 March 2010

Categories: Books

Comments from January 2010

Comments received in January 2010

Jess McCabe // 2 March 2010

Categories: Comments

 The Equality Illusion

Do you think feminism's job is done? Kat Banyard's book will remove your rose-tinted glasses, says Jess McCabe

Jess McCabe // 27 February 2010

Categories: Books

Comments from December 2009

Comments sent in by you in December

Jess McCabe // 1 February 2010

Categories: Comments

Comments from November 2009

Comments sent in during November, for your reading pleasure

Jess McCabe // 22 December 2009

Categories: Comments

 Bright Star and women in film

Producer Jan Chapman spoke to Jess McCabe by phone from Sydney about women in the film industry - and her latest movie Bright Star

Jess McCabe // 16 November 2009

Categories: Culture and Media, Work and Play

Comments from October 2009

Another month of comments

Jess McCabe // 6 November 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from September 2009

All the comments sent in by our lovely readers on features and reviews in September can be found below

Jess McCabe // 1 October 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from August 2009

Readers comments sent in during August

Jess McCabe // 29 September 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from July 2009

Comments from July

Jess McCabe // 3 September 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from June 2009

All your comments from June

Jess McCabe // 26 July 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from May 2009

May's comments on features and reviews

Jess McCabe // 26 June 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from April 2009

Dodgy science blogging, the tribulations of women geeks and a stink bomb protest at a beauty pagaent captured the imagination of commenters this month, along with much more

Jess McCabe // 1 June 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from March 2009

Another month of reader comments for your perusal

Jess McCabe // 2 May 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from February 2009

All the comments from February

Jess McCabe // 24 March 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from January 2009

January's comments

Jess McCabe // 23 February 2009

Categories: Comments

Comments from December 2008

December's comments

Jess McCabe // 25 January 2009

Categories: Comments

 The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet

Vandana Singh argues that speculative fiction has revolutionary potential. Jess McCabe reviews her latest collection of short stories

Jess McCabe // 4 January 2009

Categories: Books

Comments from November 2008

Comments received during November

Jess McCabe // 28 December 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from October 2008

This month, readers loved Ananya's review of magazines aimed at girls. Comments also flooded The F-Word's inbox during October in response to Karen James' piece about a breach of patient confidentiality when she went to get the morning after pill, as women shared their own stories

Jess McCabe // 10 November 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from September 2008

September's comments!

Jess McCabe // 27 October 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from August 2008

Comments sent in during August - tuck in

Jess McCabe // 13 September 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from July 2008

Comments from July

Jess McCabe // 26 August 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from June 2008

Comments received during June

Jess McCabe // 20 July 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from May 2008

Comments received during the month of May

Jess McCabe // 23 June 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from April 2008

Your comments, the April edition

Jess McCabe // 21 May 2008

Categories: Comments

He's a stud, she's a slut?

Men get angry; women get PMS. Single men are bachelors; single women are spinsters. Jess McCabe wonders how Jessica Valenti limited herself to 49 examples of the double standard

Jess McCabe // 7 May 2008

Categories: Books

Comments from March 2008

Reader reactions to features and reviews for March

Jess McCabe // 19 April 2008

Categories: Comments

Ask a feminist - The F Word problem page

What can you do if your crush is sexist and homophobic? How can you channel righteous feminist anger into something positive? In our second installment of the new 'Ask a Feminist' feature, we field these questions and more

Jess McCabe // 5 April 2008

Categories: Ask a Feminist

Comments from February 2008

All your comments from February

Jess McCabe // 17 March 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from January 2008

All your comments from the first month of 2008

Jess McCabe // 9 February 2008

Categories: Comments

Comments from December 2007

Comments received during the last month of 2007

Jess McCabe // 14 January 2008

Categories: Comments

The F Word Podcast - episode three!

Episode three of The F Word podcast - on the tricky topic of pornography - is out now!

Jess McCabe // 14 January 2008

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Feminism, Podcasts, Sex and Relationships

Ask a feminist - The F Word problem page

How can I tell if I am a feminist? Can I be a married feminist with children? Check out The F Word's new 'ask a feminist' feature for more

Jess McCabe // 10 January 2008

Categories: Ask a Feminist, Family, Feminism

It's So You

Love clothes, but not in a 'Vogue' way? This collection of essays on expressing identity through fashion could be for you, says Jess McCabe

Jess McCabe // 2 January 2008

Categories: Books

Comments from November 2007

Comments received during the month of November

Jess McCabe // 8 December 2007

Categories: Comments

Revolution Girl Style Now!

Jess McCabe reviews a book which documents the powerful girl-centric political and cultural movement that was riot grrrl

Jess McCabe // 7 December 2007

Categories: Books

Comments from October 2007

Breastfeeding and the housewife-feminist dominate the comments send in by our lovely readers during the month of October

Jess McCabe // 11 November 2007

Categories: Comments

The F Word Podcast - episode two!

This time we discuss Marie Claire's makeover of feminism

Jess McCabe // 20 October 2007

Categories: Features

Comments from September 2007

From you to us: this month's comment-fest.

Jess McCabe // 13 October 2007

Categories: Comments

Comments from August 2007

What you had to say about The F-Word in August

Jess McCabe // 5 September 2007

Categories: Comments

Get your toe bypass here

Mikhaela Reid is angry. And funny. And she draws. Jess McCabe reviews her first book of cartoons

Jess McCabe // 4 September 2007

Categories: Books

Comments from July 2007

This month readers wonder about the practicalities of banana insertion, compose anti-feminist verses and stand up for the single life

Jess McCabe // 11 August 2007

Categories: Comments

Comments from June 2007

June comments, up now!

Jess McCabe // 9 July 2007

Categories: Comments

Comments from May 2007

Reader responses sent in during the month of May

Jess McCabe // 9 June 2007

Categories: Comments

A feminist guide to ballet

From body image to ultra-femininity, ballet has a bad rap with feminists. Returning to classes for the first time in 15 years, Jess McCabe finds her inner ballerina

Jess McCabe // 2 June 2007

Categories: Body and Health, Culture and Media, Fashion and Image

Comments from April 2007

Dig into this month's comments

Jess McCabe // 7 May 2007

Categories: Comments

Comments from March 2007

Readers talk back: responses to features, reviews and blog posts received this March

Jess McCabe // 10 April 2007

Categories: Comments

Jacky Fleming on drawing for feminism

Jacky Fleming is responsible for one of the most iconic images of the feminist movement - plus a stream of widely-distributed cartoons that poke fun at such unlikely subjects as sexual harassment and the male-dominated workplace, as well as men and relationships. Jess McCabe caught up with her by email

Jess McCabe // 29 March 2007

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews

From peace camps to protests - Finn Mackay

In the second of a series of interviews with inspiring women, Jess McCabe talks to Finn Mackay, the brains behind the Reclaim the Night marches and the London Feminist Network

Jess McCabe // 3 March 2007

Categories: Feminism, Interviews, Violence

Not a men's club anymore: Antarctica

Antarctica is one of the toughest environments in the world. In the first of a series of interviews with adventurous, inspiring women, Jess McCabe talks to Allie Barden, better known as blogger 'Sandwichgirl'. about visiting the geographic South Pole, penguins and the challenges of working in subzero temperatures.

Jess McCabe // 6 February 2007

Categories: Interviews

Uplift Magazine

Jess McCabe gets her hands on an exciting new, glossy, creative feminist magazine.

Jess McCabe // 22 August 2006

Categories: Magazines

The Politics of the Tampon Case

Jess McCabe talks to creators and manufacturers about the politics of the tampon case and whether the cases should help hide women's periods or celebrate them unashamedly. A popular product in some hip feminist circles, this handy item is still little known in the mainstream.

Jess McCabe // 4 June 2006

Categories: Products

North Country

Jess McCabe reviews North Country, a film with a feminist plotline based on a true story about a woman who brings sexual harassment charges against her workplace; the first of its kind in the U.S.

Jess McCabe // 3 March 2006

Categories: Films

The Descent

An all female cast of adventurers take on the traditionally male role of explorer, with terrifying consequences. Jess McCabe weighs up the pros and cons of this unusual horror film.

Jess McCabe // 5 November 2005

Categories: Films

Le Tigre - London Astoria, April 2004

Jess McCabe finds Le Tigre on top form at the Astoria.

Jess McCabe // 18 April 2004

Categories: Music

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