Articles from July 2011

Run for Congo Women 11 September

A 5k run is to be held in Hyde Park on 11 September to raise vital funds to support women in the Democratic Republic of Congo -dubbed the “rape capital...

Holly Combe // 30 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Two airbrushed make-up ads banned

Following a complaint by Jo Swinson MP, who has campaigned for advertisers to be transparent about their use of airbrushing, two adverts for foundation by Maybelline and Lancôme have been...

Laura // 28 July 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Break my fall

For those who can appreciate an at times painful study of relationship falling apart set in contemporary Hackney, the latest Harry Potter will be no competitor for Kanchi Wichmann’s Break...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Govt policy set to undermine women’s political power? New report

The Centre for Women & Democracy has published a new report examining the impact of the government’s reform agenda on women’s political power in the UK. The report examines ten...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Break my fall

For those who can appreciate an at times painful study of relationship falling apart set in contemporary Hackney, the latest Harry Potter will be no competitor for Kanchi Wichmann's Break My Fall, suggests Selina Robertson

Selina Robertson //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New Review: Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals and the Public Sphere

Red Chidgey reviews a book focusing on the feminist periodicals which emerged from the campaign for women’s right to vote, highlighting the central role of grassroots publications to engage the...

Charlene Moore // 27 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Feminist Media History: Suffrage, Periodicals and the Public Sphere

Red Chidgey reviews a book focusing on the feminist periodicals which emerged from the campaign for women's right to vote, highlighting the central role of grassroots publications to engage the wider public

Red Chidgey //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Female assassins all the rage in Hollywood?

In Haywire, Gina Carano plays an assassin whose employers decide to terminate her. An extremely original plot? Perhaps not, but it still looks like one to watch out for, based...

Jess McCabe // 26 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Nafissatou Diallo speaks out

Photo of Newsweek cover, depicting a photo of DSK’s face opposite Diallo’s, with the words “Exclusive: DSK Maid Speaks” between them. Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn...

Laura // 25 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Have you used a faith-based public service?

Correction made on 26 July 2011 (see first comment below). In May 2011, the launch of the Sexual Education and Relationships Council was announced. Founding members of this council include...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are things that we have found that might be of interest to you. Feel free to post anything that you...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

Game of Thrones

Elaine O'Neill explain why HBO's new swords and sorcery epic isn't just a man's game

Elaine ONeill // 22 July 2011

Categories: Reviews, Television

The F-Word July Playlist

July’s playlist is now up on Spotify! We’ve also shared it via sharemyplaylists.com. I won’t preempt your enjoyment too much by explaining every single choice but one track I’d like...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

New review: Game of Thrones

Elaine O’Neill explain why HBO’s new swords and sorcery epic isn’t just a man’s game Please note – this review contains spoilers for season one of Game of Thrones Averaging...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New Review: Y: The Last Man, by Maura McHugh

The premise of Y: The Last Man is simple: on a summer day in 2002, every mammal with a Y chromosome in the world dies at the same moment from...

Marina Strinkovsky // 21 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Celebrating Sikh baby girls?

Last Sunday I went to a religious service to celebrate the first birthday of two twin girls. It’s tradition in Sikh communities that the paternal grandparents of a baby throw...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

Bonus extra round-up post!

Philippa adds to the round-up post from earlier in the week.

Philippa Willitts // 20 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Mercury Music Prize

On a day when the country paused to, amongst other things, watch a media baron being ‘flanned’ in the House Of Commons, the shortlist for the annual Mercury Music Prize...

Cazz Blase // 19 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Y: The Last Man

Set in a world where all beings with a Y chromosome have been wiped out, this is one of the most remarkable comic book series of the first decade of the 21st century, says Maura McHugh

Maura McHugh // 18 July 2011

Categories: Comics, Reviews

Scotland Yard gets first camera to snoop on Suffragettes

“In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes. The pictures were compiled into ID sheets for officers on the ground.” How to Be a Retronaut...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up, 11-18 July 2011

Hello Dear F-Worders…. Hope you are all fine and well this very lovely Monday morning. Here’s this week’s list of stories we wanted to write about, but just did not...

Abby OReilly //

Categories: Blog

Assange

[Trigger warning for description of sexual abuse.] As you’re probably already well aware, the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was held this week. Much of the hearing focused...

Laura // 17 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Is this the way to keep women safe?

Philippa discusses a proposed law to inform women if their partner has any previous convictions for violence.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Reminder: GEO trans health survey closes on Sunday

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) second e-bulletin (June/July 2011) is available for download from the Home Office website It contains a brief overview of the results of the survey linked...

Helen G // 15 July 2011

Categories: Blog

Call for Comic Reviewers

The F-Word Reviews section continues to expand, and this time we are branching off into the wanton wilds of comics, graphic novels and manga. A territory traditionally considered hostile to...

Marina Strinkovsky //

Categories: Blog

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