Articles from September 2010

Research indicates “why women apologise so much”

The Live Science website has reported on two related studies exploring how often women and men apologise. In summary, the first study involved the use of online diaries and found...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2010

Categories: Blog

New feature – Jonathan Dean: Rethinking contemporary feminist politics

Jonathan Dean’s recent academic book Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics analyses the state of contemporary feminism in the UK, and uses The F-Word as a case study. Catherine Redfern invited him...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

‘It’s not RAPE rape’

A flurry of reports on birth rape have prompted a backlash against women who use the term to describe their assault experiences. Amity Reed responds

Amity Reed //

Categories: Body and Health, Feminism

New review: The Heretics

The Heretics charts the story of a feminist art magazine which grew out of the New York art scene in the 1970s. What was it like to work on Heresies?...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Beyond the Circle

Jane Fae Ozimek’s book takes a refreshing and inspiring look at questions of taboo, sex and the law – but does not quite have the answers, argues Victoria Dutchman-Smith Jane...

Jess McCabe // 29 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Disabled model in nationwide Debenhams campaign

Not being a fan of Gok Wan’s How To Look Good Naked, I hadn’t heard about the show’s campaign to get disabled models into high street stores, so I was...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Labour shadow cabinet nominations

Update: I count 14 women out of a total of 49 candidates, which is just under 29%. The Labour Party has announced the nominations for its Shadow Cabinet. Alphabetical by...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Jonathan Dean: Rethinking contemporary feminist politics

Jonathan Dean's recent academic book Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics analyses the state of contemporary feminism in the UK, and uses The F-Word as a case study. Catherine Redfern invited him to explain more about his findings

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Feminism, Interviews

The Heretics

The Heretics charts the story of a feminist art magazine which grew out of the New York art scene in the 1970s. What was it like to work on Heresies? Where are these women today, and what has happened to their legacy? Review by Jess McCabe

Jess McCabe // 28 September 2010

Categories: Films

Competition! Win a free subscription to HerStoria online

HerStoria magazine has passed along three free subscriptions to their new online version to give away! HerStoria magazine specialises in “History that puts woman in her place”, as in, right...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Beyond the Circle

Jane Fae Ozimek's book takes a refreshing and inspiring look at questions of taboo, sex and the law - but does not quite have the answers, argues Victoria Dutchman-Smith

Victoria Dutchman-Smith //

Categories: Books

Tess Daly: TV is sexist, but I’m not a feminist

As you may know, I’m a big Strictly Come Dancing fan, but this interview with co-host Tess Daly made me want to kick in my TV screen and never watch...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 27 September 2010

Here’s Monday, and with it comes the weekly round-up and open thread. Have at it in comments! Craftivists at London Fashion Week (mr x stitch) Summerskill voices opposition to same-sex...

Jolene Tan // 27 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Mirren berated for discussing interview

Following on from the interview with Helen Mirren in the latest issue of Bust, is this prime example of the kind of snide tone that some sections of the media...

Holly Combe // 26 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Fat Quarter magazine

Lucky me: I received a copy of Issue 2 of Fat Quarter magazine, a slim but glossy ‘countercultural ladies mag’ which is sister publication to the blog/website. This issue, which...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

New review: A family portrait, without sentimentality

Alice Neel’s portraits of pregnant women, mothers and children, undercut the romanticisation of motherhood, argues Sarah Blake In an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Alice Neel demolishes cosy...

Jess McCabe // 25 September 2010

Categories: Blog

A family portrait, without sentimentality

Alice Neel's portraits of pregnant women, mothers and children, undercut the romanticisation of motherhood, argues Sarah Blake

Sarah Blake //

Categories: Art

Feminist Soapbox, a weekend of workshops, discussion and entertainment in Edinburgh

Guest post by sophie – on behalf of the edinburgh anarcha-feminist kollektive This weekend, 25-26 September, the Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollektive and Ladyfest Edinburgh have teamed up to organise an action-packed...

Guest Blogger // 23 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Latest issue of Race Revolt out now – plus website relaunches

The fifth issue of Race Revolt is out now, and the zine’s website has relaunched – posting much of the contents of earlier issues online for all to read. Humaira...

Jess McCabe // 22 September 2010

Categories: Blog

No, feminism did not ‘kill’ the art of home cooking

To answer the Daily Mail’s facetious question, no, feminism did not kill the art of home cooking. Nor did feminists cause “an epidemic of childhood obesity”, as Rose Prince argues,...

Jess McCabe // 21 September 2010

Categories: Blog

Being Offensive To Show How Offensive Offensiveness Is

Philippa writes about how misguided a press release from Ben Summerskill of Stonewall is, when it uses racist language to highlight that homophobic language is bad.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

US suffragette parodies the opposition

Marie Jenney Howe was a campaigner for women’s enfranchisement in the US and wrote a funny satire of the arguments put forward by those who were against extending the vote...

Jess McCabe // 20 September 2010

Categories: Blog

CPS apologises to sexual assault victim

Channel 4 News reported earlier that the Crown Prosecution Service has apologised to a woman who was blamed for the breakdown of the trial against the man who sexually assaulted...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Speaking events

I’m going to be speaking at various events in the next couple of months about our book Reclaiming The F Word. Kristin Aune – my co-author – is doing some...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 20 September 2010

It’s Monday – that means it’s time for The F-Word’s weekly link fest, when we link to recent stories of feminist interest that we didn’t get a chance to write...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

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