Articles from January 2011

Wikipedia’s male bias and does it matter?

Only about 13% of contributors to Wikipedia are women, while the average person adding to the crowd-sourced encyclopedia is in their mid-20s. The New York Times has an interesting story...

Jess McCabe // 31 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up And Open Thread, 31 January 2011

TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains hyperlinks to external websites and blogs, some of which have comment threads and other material which some people may find triggering. The links here are...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

New review: Cookie Party! (Death of the Elephant, Stella Zine and Ste McCabe)

Hayley Foster da Silva reviews an evening inspired by riot grrrl and feminist-friendly electro punk When I saw that Death of the Elephant, Stella Zine and Ste McCabe were playing...

Jess McCabe // 30 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Cookie Party! (Death of the Elephant, Stella Zine and Ste McCabe)

Hayley Foster da Silva reviews an evening inspired by riot grrrl and feminist-friendly electro punk

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Music

New review – Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Social pressures impose binary gender on us all, but resistance is possible: Amelia Bayes reviews the follow-on anthology to a key text in queer theory Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women...

Jess McCabe // 29 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

Social pressures impose binary gender on us all, but resistance is possible: Amelia Bayes reviews the follow-on anthology to a key text in queer theory

Amelia Bayes //

Categories: Books

Media hypocrisy over sexist football jibes

Guest post by Matt Hill, who thinks men can – and should – be feminists too. He helps edit the politics and music website Green Wedge, and writes for various...

Guest Blogger // 28 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Protesting unethical undercover policing

Emily Armistead demands justice for the women personally affected by undercover policing Almost three weeks after news broke that police are spying on the UK protest movement, controversy continues to...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Wolf-whistling: not flattered

According to an MSN story, women secretly love street harassment. Fiona H Halliday is exasperated Signing into MSN to read my email the other day, an annoying window popped up...

Guest Blogger // 27 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Women’s words – on politics

Call for contributions from The Centre for Women and Democracy: March 2011 sees the centenary of the celebration of International Women’s Day, and to celebrate it we’re planning to publish...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

As Time Goes By

Letters of Note has an interesting post about the iconic photo V-J Day in Times Square, taken by the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt on the day of the surrender of Japan...

Helen G // 26 January 2011

Categories: Blog

London’s Black Feminists group on Twitter, blogging

The London-based group Black Feminists has launched a blog and is also newly on Twitter and Facebook. Black Feminists is a new group which meets regularly in London. They explain:...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

16-year-old girl convicted following “false rape allegation”

This rather alarming piece in the Guardian describes how a girl took a boy to court accusing him of raping her when she was 15 and he 14. She has...

Laura // 25 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Emily Davison Blues

Thanks to a tweet from @pennyred, I’ve discovered the music of Grace Petrie, and I thought F Word readers might appreciate her song Emily Davison Blues: You might also enjoy...

Catherine Redfern // 24 January 2011

Categories: Blog

T-shirts for boys – gender stereotypes and the flipside of ‘pinkification’

T-shirts for boys value toughness and aggression, feature frightening imagery and emphasise rowdiness, according to a survey by The Achilles Effect. The parenting blog has posted a two part series...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread: what we missed

As usual, here’s a round-up of stuff we haven’t had chance to talk about in full yet. Consider the comments box below an ‘open thread’ to discuss these links or...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Students offer a glimmer of hope

An encounter with students at an Oxford University festival on gender and equality leaves Lisa Ansell optimistic Since the Budget last year, I’ve felt a responsibility to speak loudly about...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Students offer a glimmer of hope

An encounter with students at an Oxford University festival on gender and equality leaves Lisa Ansell optimistic

Lisa Ansell // 23 January 2011

Categories: Activism

More sexism in professional sport – who knew?

A touch of context here – those of you who know me might already know that much of my time is spent working as a sports journalist, and I’m also...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Reminder: guest blogging for TFW

Hi everyone, just a reminder, following on from my post in December, that we’re looking for volunteer guest bloggers to fill slots for the first half of this year. We’re...

Lynne Miles // 22 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Taking a bystander approach to gender-based violence

This guest post is by Ellie Hutchinson, a prevention worker at Scottish Women’s Aid Have you ever walked past an accident or seen someone fall over and not stopped to...

Guest Blogger // 21 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Mother asks social services to take daughter into care

Just a quick entry before I leave the office (ssh!) but wanted to draw your attention to this terribly sad story, where a mother has asked social services to take...

Carrie Dunn // 19 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, January 17th

Welcome to your weekly dose of links we’ve collected but haven’t got round to blogging. As ever, a link does not constitute a seal of F-Word approval for its content,...

Laura // 17 January 2011

Categories: Blog

Women’s History Month

UPDATE: Chitra from WHM asked me to add: “WHM is a collaborative project and we’re looking for women to get involved in many ways: researching and writing for our website,...

Jess McCabe // 14 January 2011

Categories: Blog

What would cave woman do?

Oh how dull. Yet another commentator rolling out the “women are evolutionarylarily programmed not to have casual sex and that’s why we all secretly hate it so much” meme. Ever...

Laura // 13 January 2011

Categories: Blog

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