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From the blog The false rape/assault accusation trope – a bit fishy and definitely not funny

Rosa Walling-Wefelmeyer is unimpressed with Home and Away's recent use of the tired and potentially harmful false rape accusation trope

By Guest Blogger
4 September 2015

From the magazine Asking For It FI copy Is this the most important book of 2015?

Consent and victim-blaming in the age of the smartphone: we should all be talking about Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, says Gemma Fraser

By Gemma Fraser
3 September 2015

From the magazine Bebe Council of Girls - square Feminist South Park

The creators of this long-running cartoon are open about its wide-ranging offensiveness, but does it sometimes subvert dominant norms to illustrate the raw deal girls often get? Victoria Brewster considers the case

By Victoria Brewster
2 September 2015

From The Magazine

On love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

By Huma Munshi
1 September 2015

Ancient herstory

Pooja Kawa previews the first episode in a four-part BBC Two series on the history of women, from the beginning of civilisation to the present day

By Pooja Kawa
31 August 2015

Plenty of art… but where’s the asking?

Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking is emotional and inspiring, but when it comes to the big questions she misses the mark, says Ashley Cook

By Ashley Cook
28 August 2015

From The Blog

Exiting the sausage fest

When previously carnivorous Megan Stodel started cutting down on meat, she was surprised to find gender expectations more of a barrier than sourcing recipes with enough cheese in them


By Megan Stodel
2 September 2015

Weekly Round-up and Open Thread

This week's collection of interesting links from around the web chosen by the F-Word team

By Lusana Taylor
31 August 2015

Not laughing

Lissy Lovett is dismayed again at the lack of representation of the female comedians at Edinburgh Fringe

By Lissy Lovett
28 August 2015

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