Articles from May 2009

Il Corpo Delle Donne

Il Corpo Delle Donne is a documentary about the representation of women on Italian TV. It focuses on how women become decorative props on TV shows and the reluctance of...

Jess McCabe // 31 May 2009

Categories: Blog

M&S chair says women have “more equality than you ever can deal with”

In this guest post, Charlotte Cooper considers M&S chair Stuart Rose’s views on women (oh, excuse me, “girls”) in the workplace “Apart from the fact that you’ve got more equality...

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Categories: Blog

Hippodrome Yarmouth allows staff to wear ‘100% woman’ badges

Women working at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth have demanded permission to wear badges saying they are “100% woman”, to distinguish themselves from the performers in the ‘Lady Boys of...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Food, Gloriously Gendered Food!

I was asked earlier today (as were other writers on The F-Word) if I was interested in commenting on gendering of food through advertising. And I thought it was quite...

Kate Smurthwaite // 30 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Filed under: depressing

Although we know homophobic bullying and bullying centring on gender conformity in schools is common, this story about primary school girls is still pretty shocking*. A study by researchers at...

Jess McCabe // 29 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Really?

Last night me, zohra and (occasional F-Word guest blogger) Charlotte Cooper went out for a meal near where I work… and walked passed a local restaurant with this ‘interesting’ sign...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Twittering Twits

Difficult to know how much to read into a few (hundred) posts on twitter. First I should briefly explain a concept to unfamiliar readers: Members of Twitter (and there are...

Kate Smurthwaite // 28 May 2009

Categories: Blog

‘No Girls Allowed’

This could be an interesting book to give to girls in your life aged 9-12: No Girls Allowed is a graphic novel telling the story of seven women* – six...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Telling the truth

Jake talks through her family’s reactions to learning she was sexually abused by her father I am an incest survivor; my father sexually abused me during my adolescence. I kept...

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Categories: Blog

No Mr Sunderland Then? Oh.

It seems that beauty pageants are back. Until relatively recently, they appeared to me to be consigned to the history books: a quaint and ludicrous reminder of a time when...

Holly Combe // 27 May 2009

Categories: Blog

The Truth About Antenatal Classes

A report out from Sweden says that attending classes teaching breathing techniques and relaxation methods has exactly no effect on your likelihood of needing an epidural. And no impact on...

Kate Smurthwaite //

Categories: Blog

More Free Tampons

Lil-Lets have out-done themselves now. After last week’s “Free Tampons” offer, they are now offering a free box of tampons with some free sample packs to give to your friends....

Kate Smurthwaite //

Categories: Blog

Justifying domestic violence

Consider this story in the Independent, is about a man who pushed his ex-wife down the stairs and stabbed her with hairdressing scissors. So, why did the Independent lede it:...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Another round-up!

California’s Supreme Court has upheld Prop 8, meaning that the ban on same-sex marriage stands. The only good news is that 18,000 same-sex couples who married before the referendum in...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Oven Pride and Sexism in Advertising

Is this advert sexist? This was the theme of a debate I took part in on the Richard Bacon programme last Thursday (scroll through to an hour and 43 minutes...

Holly Combe // 26 May 2009

Categories: Blog

‘So much more than an apple?’

Reader Lizzie wrote in with this photo: She says: I saw this in the centre of York last Friday and couldn’t believe my eyes. So pink lady apples are ‘so...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

End Violence Against Women Consultations

So it’s almost the deadline for responses to the EVAW national consultation from the Home Office and part way through the London and Welsh Consultations. In case you haven’t already...

Louise Livesey //

Categories: Blog

New review: Raising boys? Help yourself to some gender stereotypes

Steve Biddulph’s bestseller on bringing up boys takes us on a trip back to 19th century, says Clare Gould It was as I stood waiting in a queue in the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Breaking the circle

We know that sexual violence is all too common and everyday. Here ‘L’ talks through repeat experiences of being targetted with abuse and sexual assault by boys and men Warning:...

Jess McCabe // 25 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Breaking the circle

We know that sexual violence is all too common and everyday. Here 'L' talks through repeat experiences of being targetted with abuse and sexual assault by boys and men

L //

Categories: Men, Violence

Raising boys? Help yourself to some gender stereotypes

Steve Biddulph's bestseller on bringing up boys takes us on a trip back to 19th century, says Clare Gould

Clare Gould //

Categories: Books

EWL Gender Audit Result

As Jess just flagged up, theres only one question in the Vote Match tool that directly relates to gender. If you want to see a more detailed picture of how...

Holly Combe // 24 May 2009

Categories: Blog

European election…

Polling day for the European Parliament elections is creeping up; I got my ballot in the post this morning. Vote Match has put together a tool to help see how...

Jess McCabe // 23 May 2009

Categories: Blog

Target Women: laundry

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Guest post: Rape is not entertainment

Anber Raz, Asia Programme Officer for Equality Now, reports on the organisation’s new campaign against sexually violent computer games produced in Japan and their promotion of sexual violence against women....

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Categories: Blog

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