Media / Press Request
Please note, we get a lot of requests from media organisations or people wanting speakers, but please understand that this website is run by volunteers in our spare time, and we do have day jobs. We are not usually able to talk to the press/media at short notice.
If you contact us with a media request, your message will be automatically forwarded to a group of F-Word readers and contributors who have expressed an interest in responding to media/press requests.If any of them are willing to get back to you then they should contact you directly.Please include the following information in order to improve your chances of a response:
- The name of the newspaper, magazine, website, TV or radio programme you are working for, if you are a journalist. If you don't tell us which publication you are writing an article for, it is unlikely you will receive a response.
- The name of your organisation, if you are seeking someone to speak at your event.
- Your deadline
- Email and telephone contact details
- A full description of what you're after, the more specific the better
A variety of feminists contribute to The F-Word. Those of us who are in the collective helping to run the blog and the media queries group often have contact with the media. In this capacity, we sometimes receive enquiries from journalists asking for "The F-Word view" or "what does The F-Word think about...?" In response to these, we would like to clarify that there is no generic F-Word perspective. The reply you get on any given day will very much depend on who has picked up your enquiry.
As contributors, we have all read things we don’t agree with on the site. We see this diversity of opinion as a strength. The F-Word is a vehicle for many intertwined but, crucially, individual feminist voices and not a faceless corporate machine. Our words are not The F-Word View. We do not speak as a site. We speak as writers for it.
In the meantime, there are plenty of feminist organisations listed in the resources section of the website - many of these organisations have full time staff or spokespersons who may be more able to help you. You could also try The Femilist, which will forward your request to its listing of a broad and diverse range of feminists willing to speak to the media.