Articles from June 2011

Plan UK’s “Because I am a girl campaign”

The charity Plan UK would like your support for the ‘Because I Am A Girl Campaign’ being launched asking the UK public and government to #TaketheVOW by signing an online...

Josephine Tsui // 30 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Save the Women’s Centre!

A guest post by Swansea Feminist Network about the threatened closure of the Swansea Women's Centre.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

J30: support the strikers

Just a quick one to send out virtual solidarity vibes to everyone planning to strike tomorrow. To those not striking, get yourself down to a picket/rally if you can to...

Laura // 29 June 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Briseis in Troy and Stockholm syndrome

Far from being a feisty embodiment of female empowerment, Briseis in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy seems more of a victim in a Stockholm syndrome-type relationship. LucindaE traces how the ancient ‘war...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Cedaw: what is it and how can we use it?

The international bill of rights for women is used internationally to push for equality. But it is a neglected tool in the UK. Charlotte Gage explains

Charlotte Gage //

Categories: Politics and Current Affairs

Briseis in Troy and Stockholm syndrome

Far from being a feisty embodiment of female empowerment, Briseis in Wolfgang Petersen's Troy seems more of a victim in a Stockholm syndrome-type relationship. LucindaE traces how the ancient 'war prize' story has been transformed into a consensual romantic arrangement to please contemporary audiences

LucindaE //

Categories: Films

New feature – Cedaw: what is it and how can we use it?

The international bill of rights for women is used internationally to push for equality. But it is a neglected tool in the UK. Charlotte Gage explains This year we have...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Breaking up with romance

It’s not you, it’s me. Lex De Laney explains why she is taking a 12-month break from romance to concentrate on herself When I turned 25 last year, I went...

Jess McCabe // 28 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Latest pro-choice news

1) The British Medical Association today voted in support of retaining the current 24-week time limit on abortion, agreeing that there is no scientific justification for cutting it to 20...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Why our partnership isn’t a marriage

It’s now just over three months until our Big Gay Wedding. Excuse me while I freak out for a minute. In fact, it’s not going to be very big (close...

Harri C. Weeks //

Categories: Blog

Silence of the survivors: giving the victims a voice

A guest post by Sarah Learmonth from Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Al jazeera interviews the F-word on Slutwalk London

Image courtesy of Jess McCabe. The photo was taken at the London Slutwalk, June 11th 2011. Al Jazeera Slutwalk London interview Just a friendly reminder, all blog posts (or video...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

Breaking up with romance

It's not you, it's me. Lex De Laney explains why she is taking a 12-month break from romance to concentrate on herself

Lex De Laney //

Categories: Sex and Relationships

Weekly round-up and open thread

You know the drill: feel free to comment and link away below the line. As usual, The F-Word collective does not endorse any of the articles we link to, these...

Laura // 27 June 2011

Categories: Blog

We Are Man campaign: tackling violence against women by playing on machismo?

Contains description of misogynistic language (also in video clip) EVAW‘s We are Man, an online film aimed at young men, has been released to accompany the launch of their A...

Holly Combe // 25 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Abortion changes to be snuck in without a vote

The government is seeking ways to make it more difficult for women to access an abortion without bringing the proposal to a vote in Parliament, Liberal Conspiracy reports. The Department...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Bad science alert! Scott Adams takes on the feminist community.

Scott Adams, author of Dilbert has inflamed the American feminist community. Namely, in his blog post “Pegs and Holes“, he is arguing that men are round pegs being shoved in...

Josephine Tsui // 24 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Naomi Cavaday: ‘Women’s tennis is the best sport to be involved in’

This is an extended version of a blog originally written for The Guardian. It’s the start of Wimbledon fortnight! Strawberries and cream, Pimm’s, rain, Cliff Richard – all that kind...

Carrie Dunn // 22 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Go Feminist on 4 February

A date to scribble down in your diaries right away: 4 February, 2012. What will be happening? Go Feminist, a brand new conference which is brought to you by some...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Invisibility

I kinda like being looked at. But, to explain, I’m not for a second one of those guys who counters women’s complaints about men constantly perving on them with “I...

Harri C. Weeks //

Categories: Blog

World Femininity Day – are you serious?

Some bright sparks have decided that 24 June is World Femininity Day, which they explain like this: To acknowledge and celebrate femininity by women, for women, for humanity. We believe...

Jess McCabe // 21 June 2011

Categories: Blog

The F-Word Has A New Monthly Playlist…

From this month, The F-Word will have a monthly music playlist up on Spotify and shared via sharemyplaylists.com. June’s playlist is now available for your listening pleasure and please do...

Cazz Blase // 20 June 2011

Categories: Blog

Join the pro-choice protest!

Saturday 9th July, from 1.30pm, Old Palace Yard, Westminster With the anti-choice brigade pushing their views further up the political agenda, thanks to the likes of Nadine Dorries and her...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Roundup and Open Thread

The picture “Strong is Beautiful” has been taken from the new WTA Global campaign. Hiya everyone! Right! You know the drill! These links do not in any way reflect the...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

Eff is for feminism!

Francine Hoenderkamp reports on the protest against the new Playboy Club on June 4th. (Sorry for the delay in getting this up, we had some emails-getting-stuck-in-spam issues!) Greeted by the...

Guest Blogger // 19 June 2011

Categories: Blog

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