Articles from June 2010

Call for Submissions for a Fat Studies Anthology

A call for submissions for a Fat Studies anthology

Philippa Willitts // 30 June 2010

Categories: Blog

So long and thanks for all the fish!

So today marks my last day as a guest blogger here at The F Word. I’ve had an utterly fabulous time and Helen G has really outdone herself as my...

Quinn Capes-Ivy //

Categories: Blog

MoD challenged on women’s representation

Yesterday Baroness Kinnock, who was appointed Minister for International Violence Against Women on International Women’s Day this year after work done by ActionAid, submitted a parliamentary question to the new...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Identity Documents Bill reaches Committee stage

Having completed its First and Second Readings, the Identity Documents Bill 2010-11 has now reached the Committee stage of its progress through the House of Commons, according to the Parliament...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

New review: My Animal Life

Novelist Maggie Gee deals with the familiar subject-matter of family life and struggling artist, but Bidisha finds the results far from ordinary My Animal Life is the true story of...

Jess McCabe // 28 June 2010

Categories: Blog

My Animal Life

Novelist Maggie Gee deals with the familiar subject-matter of family life and struggling artist, but Bidisha finds the results far from ordinary

Bidisha // 27 June 2010

Categories: Books

How do you teach a child about sex?

As a parent, sex education for children is something that’s really important to me. I want my son to grow up with a healthy view of sex and relationships. I...

Quinn Capes-Ivy //

Categories: Blog

Sport’s last taboo?

I’ve just been catching up with all the television I’ve missed recently, including a documentary from BBC One’s Inside Sport segment entitled ‘The Last Taboo’. The idea behind this programme...

Carrie Dunn // 26 June 2010

Categories: Blog

New feature: Sarkless Kitty and the ghosts of misogyny

A young woman transgresses against the strict gender roles of her time. Katharine Edgar considers the seed of truth behind ghost stories such as Sarkless Kitty Between 1787 and 1809,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Sarkless Kitty and the ghosts of misogyny

A young woman transgresses against the strict gender roles of her time. Katharine Edgar considers the seed of truth behind ghost stories such as Sarkless Kitty

Katharine Edgar // 24 June 2010

Categories: Herstory

The gendered impact of the emergency Budget

The cuts have started, the emergency Budget is out. As Fawcett sets out the cuts are going to hit women hard. As Ceri Goddard says: Reducing women’s economic security in...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Women! Know your place!

New pronouncement from the National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence (NICE): all pregnant women should be routinely breath-tested for carbon monoxide to see whether they’re telling the truth about...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Prize draw!

We want to say thank you to all the FANTASTIC supporters of The F-Word, who contribute to our fundraising drive. Our £3,000 goal is just in sight but we cannot...

Jess McCabe // 23 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Dates set for Ladyfest Ten

Get out your diary, the dates for the 10th anniversary of Ladyfest have been set. Ladyfest Ten will take place from 12-14 November across a number of North London locations,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Abbottmania?

I’ve been keeping up with the Labour leadership elections recently. We’ve talked about how until Abbott threw her hat in the ring it was a race populated by white men...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Small Commitment for a Big Society

Philippa posts a campaign by Rape Crisis to secure sustainable funding for Rape Crisis centres across England and Wales.

Philippa Willitts // 21 June 2010

Categories: Blog

UK fails trafficking victims

Worrying news about the failures of the UK’s approach to human trafficking, as ill-equipped Border Agency staff react to victims with an anti-immigrant mentality. The major report by a coalition...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Love: Sacred and Profane

Kaite Welsh reviews a performance of “romantic duets and melancholy ayres” by new opera ensemble En Travesti Thanks to its somewhat stuffy reputation, you’d be forgiven for not knowing that...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

How do you raise a child in a feminist manner?

One of the things I was certain of, even throughout my pregnancy, was that I wanted to instil a sense of fairness and equality in my child. I didn’t really...

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 20 June 2010

Categories: Blog

A cultural relativism too far

There have been a few stories in the press recently which have put the issue of female genital mutilation back on the agenda. Female genital mutilation (sometimes referred to as...

Naomi Mc //

Categories: Blog

Lugar Común – Common Place

What is the relationship between domestic workers and women who employ them? How does the hierarchy of this situation play out? 50 pairs of women – domestic workers and their...

Jess McCabe // 18 June 2010

Categories: Blog

Love: Sacred and Profane

Kaite Welsh reviews a performance of "romantic duets and melancholy ayres" by new opera ensemble En Travesti

Kaite Welsh //

Categories: Music

Spoonless Substitute

Philippa's round-up of blog posts and news articles which have caught her eye.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

First, do no harm

[Note: I’ve changed the wording of this post because children with clitorises may not necessarily be girls. In the interests of transparency, I’ve indicated my earlier error with the strikethrough...

Jolene Tan // 17 June 2010

Categories: Blog

UK Government “committed” to GLb(t) anti discrimination and prejudice plan

According to this Press Release, the Minister for Women and Equalities, Theresa May today set out “an ambitious cross-government programme of work” with the admirable intention of tackling anti GLb(t)...

Helen G // 16 June 2010

Categories: Blog

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