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From the blog Sanitary napkins and tampons on white background Look out, a teen “meninist” is here to teach us about periods

Some may have laughed when a 19-year-old “meninist” told women to hold in their periods, but this lack of basic knowledge sidelines real women's health issues and experiences, writes Hayley Smith

By Guest Blogger
25 October 2016

From the magazine 9781524735746 Women on the wrong track?

Nicola McClements reads Sady Doyle's exploration of the ‘trainwreck’ women celebrities the world just loves to hate

By Nicola McClements
24 October 2016

From the magazine a-closed-and-common-orbit-square Making space for female friendship

Becky Lea reviews Becky Chambers’ A Closed and Common Orbit and praises its spirit of inclusivity and acceptance

By Becky Lea
21 October 2016

From The Magazine

Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

Harriet Kilikita brings together her highlights of the first Killer Women Crime Writing Festival

By Harriet Kilikita
18 October 2016

Growing Up Married: the stories of Turkish child brides

Miriam Kent reviews Eylem Atakav’s documentary and quotes some of the director’s insights from the September premiere of the film

By Miriam Kent
17 October 2016

Ssssh! The girls are working

This week saw the celebration of Ada Lovelace Day and, in honour of the occasion, Amy Grant has reviewed Saving Bletchley Park by Dr Sue Black and Stevyn Colgan, which recounts the stories of some of the often overlooked (but extremely important) 'women in tech' who worked at the famous site during the Second World War

By Amy Grant
12 October 2016

From The Blog

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
24 October 2016

Not guilty does not mean innocent

The overturning of Ched Evans’ rape conviction isn’t just an exception, it’s a threat to the fabric of institutions that campaign to protect women, writes Rashida Islam

By Guest Blogger
22 October 2016

Stop sexual harassment in schools

The Women and Equalities Committee has reported alarming levels of sexual harassment in schools. Charlotte Davies calls for action

By Charlotte Davies
21 October 2016

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