Articles from July 2010

Judging Other Women, Judging Ourselves.

Philippa discusses criticising women's bodies, and its implications.

Philippa Willitts // 31 July 2010

Categories: Blog

“Unbought & Unbossed”

A documentary on Shirley Chisholm’s campaign for US president in 1972 is available to watch free online. You do have to download a special player to watch Chisholm ’72, but...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Homophobia apparently just the same as objecting to homophobia

If you’ve been following the magnificent Clare Balding on Twitter, you’ll have seen this unpleasant little story unfolding over recent days. For those of you unfamiliar with her work, Balding...

Carrie Dunn // 30 July 2010

Categories: Blog

New review: Theodora

Stella Duffy’s first historical novel tells the story of Theodora’s rise from the stage to co-ruler of Constantinople, says Bidisha, without glossing over her restricted agency Constantinople, the 6th century....

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Theodora

Stella Duffy's first historical novel tells the story of Theodora's rise from the stage to co-ruler of Constantinople, says Bidisha, without glossing over her restricted agency

Bidisha //

Categories: Books

Coming up: 10 years of TFW: How should we celebrate?

So 2011 will be the tenth anniversary of Catherine setting up The F Word, which we think is so fantastic we want to celebrate it somehow. But how? Ideas we’ve...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Oh, the Outrage!

Philippa talks about a newspaper's outrage to see a slang term for sanitary towels on a shopping list on a soap.

Philippa Willitts // 29 July 2010

Categories: Blog

Q&A with Evelin Stermitz, founder of ArtFem.TV

Video has always been a rich vein for feminist artists; we are in the YouTube age, but still access to much of this material is limited. Evelin Stermitz’s ArtFem.TV seeks...

Jess McCabe // 28 July 2010

Categories: Blog

Seven days to raise £700 – F-Word fundraiser, last leg!

We have only £700 left to raise to completely pay for our long-awaited redesign! To donate through PayPal, click here. But if you don’t want to use PayPal, never fear:...

Jess McCabe // 27 July 2010

Categories: Blog

Good news: government drops plans for rape defendant anonymity

The coalition government has dropped plans to extend anonymity to rape defendants. Instead of legislation, the government is reportedly to “negotiate with the Press Complaints Commission to persuade newspapers and...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Jane Austen’s Fight Club

Via Jezebel

Jess McCabe // 25 July 2010

Categories: Blog

Our Tragic Universe

Scarlett Thomas' latest novel delves into the nature of narrative, says Katherine Wootton

Katherine Wootton // 24 July 2010

Categories: Books

New feature – Rape: treat the cause, not the symptom

After the rape attacks on female festival-goers this summer, platitudes are not the answer, argues Amy Nicholson Safety advice given to festival-goers often covers the basics. Don’t leave valuables in...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe

Advice dished out by agony aunts and uncles from the 1850s to 1960s demonstrates how much has changed – and how much has stayed the same, argues Sian Norris This...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Our Tragic Universe

Scarlett Thomas’ latest novel delves into the nature of narrative, says Katherine Wootton When a novelist creates a character who is also a writer, it is natural to assume a...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe

Advice dished out by agony aunts and uncles from the 1850s to 1960s demonstrates how much has changed - and how much has stayed the same, argues Sian Norris

Sian Norris //

Categories: Books

Rape: treat the cause, not the symptom

After the rape attacks on female festival-goers this summer, platitudes are not the answer, argues Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson // 23 July 2010

Categories: Violence

Michelle Rodriguez on why her characters keep getting killed off

Actor Michelle Rodriguez has some theories on why she keeps getting cast in roles which see her killed off. Asked about this at a comics convention, she said: Because I...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature – Women in punk: the disappearing years

What happened to the women of 1970s British punk once the 1980s dawned? Cazz Blase continues her series This is part four in a series of features writing women back...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Women in punk: the disappearing years

What happened to the women of 1970s British punk once the 1980s dawned? Cazz Blase continues her series

Cazz Blase // 22 July 2010

Categories: Herstory

MAC apologises for theming makeup range around Juárez

Cosmetics firm MAC has apologised and is to rename a range of makeup, in response to the outrage caused by its decision to seek inspiration from Cuidad Juárez in Mexico,...

Jess McCabe // 21 July 2010

Categories: Blog

Coming soon: The Big Bum Jumble

If you were to bring to mind an image of political activism, chances are a jumble sale isn’t exactly what you’d picture. This summer though all that is set to...

Bill Savage // 20 July 2010

Categories: Blog

One domestic worker’s story

In February I wrote about the gross maltreatment and dehumanisation of domestic workers in Singapore. It’s received a comment from MaidinSing, one such worker who blogs to raise awareness of...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

New review: Women, Power & Politics: Now

Laura Nelson reviews this collection of short plays at London’s Tricycle theatre As part of The Tricycle’s Women, Power & Politics series, the theatre is hosting two collections of short...

Jess McCabe // 19 July 2010

Categories: Blog

Women, Power & Politics: Now

Laura Nelson reviews this collection of short plays at London's Tricycle theatre

Laura Nelson // 17 July 2010

Categories: Theatre

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