Articles from February 2011

Endangered Species

Endangered Species is an international summit set up by Susie Orbach to challenge women’s and girls’ hatred of their bodies. On Friday it hits London, where a wide range of...

Laura // 28 February 2011

Categories: Blog

New feature: A room of her own

Bidisha runs writers’ retreats. She reports that the women who attend struggle to carve out the time and psychological space for their work Full disclosure: I have run a writers’...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Welcome to our guest bloggers for March

Following our recent call for guest bloggers, we’re pleased to announce that we have lined up some fabulous ones! We’re planning to have two each month from now until around...

Lynne Miles //

Categories: Blog

Whatever happened to Cunning Stunts?

Sphinx Theatre is revisiting the feminist theatre tropes of the 1970s and ’80s as part of the Women of the World festival at London’s South Bank Centre. As well as...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Belfast FemFest 5th – 13th March

March is traditionally a very busy time for feminists, with seemingly hundreds of marches and events all over the country! You can check out more on our Events page which...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

New review: Penelope

Waiting for 20 years for Odysseus’ return, Penelope is an emblem of marital fidelity and has always provided plenty of material for reinterpretations, feminist or otherwise. Kate McCarthy reviews the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

England cricketer Steven Davies comes out as gay

Just a quick post, but after the sexism in sport shenanigans and various discussions about homophobia in sport recently, I wanted to congratulate England wicketkeeper Steven Davies on coming out...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Penelope

Waiting for 20 years for Odysseus' return, Penelope is an emblem of marital fidelity and has always provided plenty of material for reinterpretations, feminist or otherwise. Kate McCarthy reviews the latest, which dumps the suitors in a dried out swimming pool

Kate McCarthy //

Categories: Theatre

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread

Hello all! See below our weekly round up of interesting, amusing, infuriating or noteworthy feminist things from t’internet last week. If you have more, feel free to add in the...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

So Social.

Philippa reminds readers of our facebook page and twitter account.

Philippa Willitts // 25 February 2011

Categories: Blog

A room of her own

Bidisha runs writers' retreats. She reports that the women who attend struggle to carve out the time and psychological space for their work

Bidisha //

Categories: Work and Play

Join me on the Bridge for the 100th International Women’s day

Jesspreet Thethi is a feminist and recent graduate who enjoys reading comics, playing games, wondering around museums and galleries and acting as childish as possible The 100th anniversary of International...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Violence against women must be top priority for UN Women, say women’s rights campaigners

To coincide with start of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York, a new survey and report,...

Helen G // 23 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Would you like to attend our birthday party?

The F Word’s tenth – I say TENTH – anniversary birthday party is coming up in March and we are preparing our celebrations! All past and current contributors should have...

Catherine Redfern // 21 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Get Lippy – new project

ActionAid UK has launched a new project for International Women’s Day called ‘Get Lippy‘. Featuring video testimonials from women from around the world who are fighting for their rights, Get...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Calling all runners!

Sarah Haynes from Women for Women International urges readers to Run for Congo Women Runners raise almost £56,000 for women in DRC In 2010, we officially launched Run for Congo...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Holyrood motion to call for Aitken’s resignation

The furore surrounding the remarks made by Bill Aitken, Conservative MSP for Glasgow, Shadow Minister for Community Safety and Justice Committee Convenor (which helps formulates rape laws), shows no sign...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up, February 21st 2011

Morning all, here’s our regular round-up of links we’ve been sent or stumbled across and not had time to blog. As always, usual disclaimers apply… TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Michael Winner embarrasses himself on Twitter

Michael Winner has had a bit of an embarrassing incident on Twitter, according to a column in the Observer today. Writer and poker player Victoria Coren at first assumed the...

Jess McCabe // 20 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Trailer, programme out for Birds Eye View 2011

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Birds Eye View film festival, and they’ve put together a trailer (above). Particular highlights this year look to include the segment on...

Jess McCabe // 19 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Maxine Hong Kingston speaking at Bath festival

A chance to catch an influential but controversial US writer is coming up at next month’s Bath literary festival. I’ve not read any of Maxine Hong Kingston’s books myself, but...

Jess McCabe // 18 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Record numbers of women claim Jobseekers’ Allowance as unemployment rises

The number of women claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance has risen 12%, meaning the number of women aged 25-49 claiming the unemployment benefit is at its highest since records began in 1997,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New review – Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century

As the 20th century dawned, visionary women from all backgrounds were imagining new worlds. Kirsty Doole reviews Sheila Rowbotham’s history of these movements, groups and individuals In 1914, Marie Jenny...

Jess McCabe // 17 February 2011

Categories: Blog

Call to action

The cuts are looming and the threats are real; isn’t it time to take mass action?, asks Rahila Gupta If anybody needed any further evidence of the devastating times we...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century

As the 20th century dawned, visionary women from all backgrounds were imagining new worlds. Kirsty Doole reviews Sheila Rowbotham's history of these movements, groups and individuals

Kirsty Doole //

Categories: Books

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