From public services to public women: a morality tale for the age of austerity

The tabloids' moral stand against the use of NHS funds for cosmetic surgery is only part of their constant attack on the 'undeserving' and public services, argues Alexandra M. Kokoli

Alexandra M Kokoli // 7 April 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Class, Culture and Media, Features

 The author and her work: Isak Dinesen

Claire Hazelton gives an insight into the work of Karen Blixen, the Norwegian author best known by her variety of pen names, but with a cloak of mystery over the rest of her life

Claire Hazelton // 2 April 2014

Categories: Features

 Sex after rape: sharing survivors' stories

Rape survivors looking for help to cope with their bodies and sex after rape face a vacuum in the information and services available. Pavan Amara speaks to survivors who all wish they had known they weren't the only ones

Pavan Amara // 27 February 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships, Violence

 Teenage feminism - coming to a blog near you

Chelsea Birkby welcomes the spread of the feminist movement online with open arms for changing young women's attitudes to feminism

Chelsea Birkby // 11 February 2014

Categories: Features, Feminism

 "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

 In pursuit of non-hormonal contraception

Lizzie Ferguson questions the popular dependence on the contraceptive pill and suggests exploring alternatives so that women can make more informed choices

Lizzie Ferguson // 3 February 2014

Categories: Body and Health, Features

 Failing to perform

Max Smiles applies the Bechdel Test to theatre in London and finds too few productions make the grade

Max Smiles // 18 January 2014

Categories: Features, Theatre

 Who us?

Feminist fans celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who in this group piece wrangled by Whovian and F-Word Comedy Section Editor Chella Quint

Chella Quint // 23 November 2013

Categories: Features, Television

 Why feminists need to talk about the pleasures of sexuality

The lack of education on healthy, pleasurable sexuality and the growing prevalence of pornography are distorting young people's attitudes to sex, relationships and women's bodies, argues Erin Lane

Erin Lane // 28 October 2013

Categories: Features, Sex and Relationships

 Same-sex marriage, ciswash and a call to continued solidarity

Though the same-sex marriage bill is a major step forward for LGB equality, it marginalises trans people and their rights, argues Reubs Walsh

Reubs Walsh // 10 September 2013

Categories: Features

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