Articles from May 2011

New Review – Granta 115: The F Word

Despite being The F-Word’s namesake, Iman Qureshi argues that Granta 115: The F Word misses the mark A sprig of wit, a dash of bile and a hearty glug of...

Iman Qureshi // 31 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Call For Music Reviewers

Do you love music? Do you have plenty to say about it? Do you ever find yourself listening to something and thinking it’s just the sort of thing we should...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Egypt: “virginity checks” performed on women arrested after protests

Via CNN International and others, it seems that the allegations of enforced “virginity checks” made by Amnesty International (link here after the pro-democracy protests in March this year – and...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Granta 115: The F Word

Despite being The F-Word's namesake, Iman Qureshi argues that Granta 115: The F Word misses the mark

Iman Qureshi //

Categories: Books, Reviews

The pregnant pro wrestler: ‘You can’t fully blame it on her’

The magnificent Kia Stevens, otherwise known by her ring-name Kharma, joined the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment, the biggest pro-wrestling company) at the turn of the year. She’s had a distinguished...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Expanding journalism – Global Connect!

Who is the average journalist? Do they look anything like the communities they serve? In many cases, the answer to that is no. In the UK, women make up only...

Jess McCabe // 30 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread 23-30 May 2011

Here are some articles and blog pieces we’ve been reading over the past week that we’d like to draw your attention to. NB: The weekly round-up post is a place...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

New Review – Generation Indigo by Poly Styrene

Cazz Blase reviews Poly Styrene’s final work, an angry album with socially biting lyrics but an overall optimistic theme It is painfully hard to set aside the fact that Poly...

Holly Combe // 29 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Generation Indigo

Cazz Blase reviews Poly Styrene's final work, an angry album with socially biting lyrics but an overall optimistic theme

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Events listings

Just a quick reminder about The F-Word’s Events listings page – if you are organising, or know of, an event in your area that’s of interest to other feminists, please...

Helen G // 27 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Storm: The genderless baby

A Canadian couple have decided to keep the sex of their baby a secret and thus have unleashed international mayhem. Their goal is to allow Storm (the name of the...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

Under an Emerald Sky

Lukela Aimmado explains why Under an Emerald Sky, a novel by black, queer, feminist activist Olukemi Amala is essential reading for all Under an Emerald Sky begins with a quote...

Iman Qureshi //

Categories: Blog

Poland: ECHR ruling says pregnant woman’s human rights were violated

Via email from Human Rights Watch: The European Court of Human Rights found on May 26, 2011, that Poland’s failure to ensure that a pregnant woman was given access to...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Where rape is concerned, talk isn’t good enough.

Where serious consideration of rape is concerned, public ignorance, silence and disinterest has held a lengthy reign.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Issues facing young girls today: interview with project manager at RECLAIM Manchester

RECLAIM Manchester is a leadership and mentoring programme working with young people from disadvantaged communities in Greater Manchester. It is soon to launch a girls’ programme focussed on issues surrounding...

Lara Williams // 26 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Under an Emerald Sky

Lukela Aimmado explains why Under an Emerald Sky, a novel by black, queer, feminist activist Olukemi Amala is essential reading for all

Lukela Aimmado //

Categories: Books, Reviews

It’s a child’s right to be educated, not given a morality lecture – a response to the Sex and Relationship Education Council

I grew up in the “teenage pregnancy capital of Europe”, Scarborough. When I was 13 in 1998, 55.8% of teenage girls became pregnant at some point.

Guest Blogger // 25 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Draft DSM-5 again open for public comment

The forthcoming revised DSM-5, which will shape diagnoses of not only Gender Dysphoria, but also such conditions as Bipolar and Related Disorders Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Anxiety,...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed my Life

Stephanie Staal re-examines some of the central texts of her undergraduate feminist classes, now critiquing them from her position as a wife and mother. LonerGrrrl argues that we should all...

Charlene Moore // 24 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed my Life

Stephanie Staal re-examines some of the central texts of her undergraduate feminist classes, now critiquing them from her position as a wife and mother. LonerGrrrl argues that we should all consider how our relationship to feminism may change over time

LonerGrrrl //

Categories: Books

The Importance Of Language

As the ensuing (and justified) Twitter furore indicated after recent comments by Kenneth Clarke and Nadine Dorries regarding rape and abuse, words have power. Especially in the linguistic minefield of...

Lara Williams //

Categories: Blog

Men outshouting women on radio

Men’s voices dominate the airwaves, an assessment of the ratio of male to female presenters on radio has concluded. Journalist, novelist and sometimes F-Word contributor Bidisha totted up the number...

Jess McCabe // 23 May 2011

Categories: Blog

Diet but don’t dance

Image shows a tape measure. Courtesy of Auntie P – shared under a Creative Commons license. There is a video currently playing on the phones of many British Punjabi men...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 23 May 2011

Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Websites, organisations and charities (UK-based)

Abortion Rights UK Website Abortion Rights is the national pro-choice campaign, campaigning to defend and extend women’s rights and access to safe, legal abortion. Alliance for Choice NI Website Alliance...

Jess McCabe // 21 May 2011

Categories: Resources

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