Articles from October 2010

Quick hit: Stephen Fry misquoted?

Stephen Fry says he was misquoted over comments suggesting that women just don’t like sex. Misquoted or quoted, taken out of context or not, Fry’s reported remarks include gems like:...

Jess McCabe // 31 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Interview with TNTT: Covering ‘Closer’

Argentinian electro-pop-rock duo TNTT are the latest in a string of acts to cover NIN’s classic hit ‘Closer’. Due out on 15 November, you can listen to a preview on...

Jess McCabe // 29 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Katie Makkai’s Pretty

Check out this powerful poetry slam performance by Katie Makkai, indicting the beauty imperative and its hollow, reductive joylessness.

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

Sisyphus and feminist burn out

We all get it: the dreaded burnout. Those Sisyphus moments, where you feel like all the energy and effort that has been poured into making change is just not producing...

Jess McCabe // 28 October 2010

Categories: Blog

UFFC march to Downing Street this weekend

Via Harpymarx comes word of the United Families and Friends Campaign march to Downing Street this weekend: United Campaign Against Police Violence is supporting the United Families and Friends Campaign...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

London: Cis woman charged with murder after Kings Cross Tube station death

On Tuesday evening this week (26 October), an incident on a platform of the Piccadilly line underground at Kings Cross station in London resulted in the death of a gender...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Details for the London International Transgender Day of Remembrance service 2010

Via Facebook, here are the details of this year’s London International Transgender Day of Remembrance service: Date: Saturday, 20 November 2010 Time: 15:00 – 18:00 Location: Room LT1, the Cruciform...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Women At The Cutting Edge: Feminist Fightback event this Saturday

Feminist Fightback are hosting “Women At the Cutting Edge” in London on Saturday, a day of discussion and networking that will enable participants to “put these cuts in a political...

Laura // 27 October 2010

Categories: Blog

A day in a life that means nothing to Cameron and his cronies

Like many of you, no doubt, I’ve spent the past week screaming at the TV. This country is run by people who would rather stamp in the faces of those...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Visiting Scotland!

Kristin Aune and myself are heading to Glasgow and Edinburgh this week to talk about our book, Reclaiming The F Word! Here’s where we’ll be: Thursday 28th October (Kristin Aune...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Join our Campaign to report Violence Against Women and Girls in the Media in November

This is a guest post by Sian Norris. Did you know that 25th November is the UN International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women? To mark the date, we’re asking...

Helen G // 26 October 2010

Categories: Blog

New feature: Putting survivors back in the centre of the anti-violence movement

Girls and women who have survived violence are increasingly marginalised and silenced by the very services set up to support them, say Sophie Taylor and Davina James-Hanman from the AVA...

Jess McCabe // 25 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Spitfire Women

Chloë Emmott reviews a TV documentary which casts light on the women who flew fighter planes in World War II

Chloe Emmott //

Categories: Television

Putting survivors back in the centre of the anti-violence movement

Girls and women who have survived violence are increasingly marginalised and silenced by the very services set up to support them, say Sophie Taylor and Davina James-Hanman from the AVA Project

Sophie Taylor and Davina James-Hanman //

Categories: Violence

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread

Hello Dear F Word Readers, Here’s this week’s list of news articles that we’ve not had time to blog about. As always, if anything interesting has caught your eye that...

Abby OReilly // 24 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Feminism in London 2010

Tomorrow, over 1000 feminists will converge in London for the annual feminist conference in the Capital, and this year’s will be HUGE. Details here Speakers include Helena Kennedy, Natasha Walter,...

Catherine Redfern // 22 October 2010

Categories: Blog

A step forward for bolstering EU-wide maternity and paternity leave

The EU Parliament has voted to extend maternity and paternity leave across the EU, so that mothers would get a minimum of 20 weeks at full pay, with fathers getting...

Jess McCabe // 21 October 2010

Categories: Blog

The cuts: a disastrous blow for women’s equality

“Taken apart, many of the measures announced today will dismay women across the UK. Add them together and they’re a disastrous blow for women’s equality.” This is the early reaction...

Jess McCabe // 20 October 2010

Categories: Blog

Stonewall unravelling

Further to my recent post Unravelling Stonewall, I’m obliged to my good friend and co-blogger Holly for sending me this link to AllMedia Scotland, which states that Stonewall has dropped...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up And Open Thread, 19 October 2010

Better late than punctual, here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed but not had time to post...

Helen G // 19 October 2010

Categories: Blog

September feature/review comments online now

Belatedly, click here to read the comments round-up on features and reviews from September. From the archive this month, Sophie Platt’s feature on the taboo against girls masturbating. Massive thanks...

Jess McCabe // 18 October 2010

Categories: Blog

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Jess McCabe // 17 October 2010

Categories: Comments

New review: Click!

Did you have a ‘click’ moment, a sudden realisation that “I am a feminist”? Or was it more gradual? Sian Norris reviews an anthology of stories about coming into a...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Click!

Did you have a 'click' moment, a sudden realisation that "I am a feminist"? Or was it more gradual? Sian Norris reviews an anthology of stories about coming into a feminist identity

Sian Norris //

Categories: Books

Unravelling Stonewall

Stonewall UK, “the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity”, has recently – and not for the first time – found itself the centre of perhaps unwanted attention following a number of...

Helen G // 14 October 2010

Categories: Blog

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