Articles from September 2007

‘Who… me? I’m just a housewife’

Feminism is not just for women with high-flying careers, and feminists must do more to engage women who feel alienated from the movement, argues Samantha Jay

Samantha Jay // 30 September 2007

Categories: Activism, Family, Feminism, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

Edinburgh gets ready to Reclaim the Night

A march through the streets can be a powerful thing for women who are often isolated from other feminists, argues Rebecca Heller, one of the organisers of Edinburgh's Reclaim the Night March planned for 11 October

Rebecca Heller // 29 September 2007

Categories: Activism, Violence

Unique women-only space under threat

Guest post and photo by Laura Kidd The future of the Lambeth Women’s Project is under threat from Lambeth Council, who are currently challenging the use of the building on...

Jess McCabe // 28 September 2007

Categories: Blog

Hungarian prostitutes to be given entrepreneur permits

Hungarian prostitutes will be allowed to apply for “entrepreneurial” work permits, reports WayOdd and M&C. Prostitution was already legal in Hungary, making it a target for sex-slave traffickers. I am...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Cartoon on Internet Women

As a little light-hearted, Friday-frivolity go to the xkcd.com comic for today – and then wish it were true….

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Sex slavery not just confined to big cities

The Times today has a report suggesting that sex slavery is expanding into leafy areas such as Cambridgeshire and Gloucestershire. The victims’ stories are all-too-familiar: Young woman is lured to...

Samara Ginsberg //

Categories: Blog

Polish women’s candidates strip off

A new political party has emerged in Poland, to champion the rights of women, reports the Telegraph. The Women’s Party puts issues like equal pay, public funding for contraception and...

Jess McCabe // 27 September 2007

Categories: Blog

Four more days to fill in advertising survey

Have you filled in our survey on whether The F Word blog should open up to advertising? The survey will close at midnight on 30 September, and we will collect...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Is anorexia a feminist issue?

Is anorexia caused, or exacerbated, or linked in any way to images of rail-thin catwalk models, actresses and other women who are held up to us as examples of what...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Trafalger Square Installation on Trafficking

From 22nd to 30th September Trafalger Square is home to a photographic installation about the realities of trafficking. For those who can’t make it the website has preview materials.

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Discussion of men as feminists

Apparently this old chestnut is raging around the blog-o-sphere so I thought I’d refer to this article which has a pretty good inventory of the recent posts and debates. Especially...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Feminists fightback (again)

Feminist Fightback is organising a free conference on Saturday 20 October, to take place at the University of East London. With the tagline “we’re still here, we’re still angry, we’re...

Jess McCabe // 26 September 2007

Categories: Blog

Surprise! Men Give Thumbs Up to Lesbianism (Apparently)

According to the results of a Love@Lycos survey of 125,000 single people, more than 60% of men wouldn’t mind if it was revealed their partner had once had a relationship...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

High heels – then and now

Modern Mechanix has dug out a brilliant clipping from a 1957 story printed in an unknown publication, on the ‘benefits’ of high-heel wearing. (Via Jezebel) Back then, Dr Reginald Payne...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

More women than men own consoles

More women than men own games consoles such as the PlayStation, Wii and Xbox, according to a survey reported in MediaPost. The website was so surprised at this finding, it...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Marriages end after seven years?

A Bavarian politician has proposed that marriage should last seven years, after which couples should make an active choice to renew their vows or dissolve their relationship, reports Reuters. Gabriele...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Gender discrimination claims ‘overload’ employment tribunal

The employment tribunal system is buckling under the pressure of thousands of women who are bringing claims of gender discrimination against their employers, reports The Independent. According to the newspaper,...

Jess McCabe // 25 September 2007

Categories: Blog

Sexy, sexy war

According to American photographer Steven Meisel, the Iraq war, in which women have been raped and killed by soldiers, is the perfect setting for an oh-so-glamorous Vogue fashion shoot. Why?...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Men Taking Responsibility for Men’s Violence Against Women

Sometimes you read something which makes the vision of the future of the species just a little less pessimistic. Today that was the work by Ben Atherton-Zeman in his one-man...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

New Book on Porn Culture

Robert Jensen has written a new book called “Getting Off” critiquing the porn culture and in particular “gonzo” porn and new forms of extreme porn which are becoming mainstreamed. There...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Women Doctors Face Glass Ceiling – News Flash

The Scotsman reports today on research published in the Journal of Medical Education which shows that women doctors seeking the top of their profession (academic research) are still facing workforce...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

Do you have the "perfect breasts"?

The Daily Mail never fails to provide choice blogging material, and today is no exception as they present a piece on a cosmetic surgeon who has discovered the formula for...

Samara Ginsberg // 24 September 2007

Categories: Blog

I did not ask for it

I had an absolutely horrible experience the other night. I was walking home late at night in a pencil skirt and high heels (this is relevant, I promise) when a...

Samara Ginsberg //

Categories: Blog

Annoying word of the day: "tramp stamp"

Jessica Valenti of Feministing posts about a new term in the misogynist lexicon: tramp stamp. This is apparently a term for lower-back tattoos. I have a “tramp stamp”, although it’s...

Jess McCabe // 23 September 2007

Categories: Blog

Archives

  • The F-Word on Twitter
  • The F-Word on Facebook
  • Our XML Feeds