Articles from November 2011

New review: The Skin I Live In

Remaining spooked and preoccupied, Mhairi Guild still appreciates density and creativity of Almodovar’s latest grotesque fairytale of not-only-gender identity, desire and power We staggered out of Pedro Almodóvar’s latest offering...

Ania Ostrowska // 30 November 2011

Categories: Blog

The skin we live in: the mad, bad world of Pedro Almodóvar

Remaining spooked and preoccupied, Mhairi Guild still appreciates density and creativity of Almodovar's latest grotesque fairytale of not-only-gender identity, desire and power

Mhairi Guild //

Categories: Films, Reviews

November Playlist

Holly introduces the playlist for November. Soulful sounds lead the way, before a move into rock and indie, followed by a haunting moment from the usually more guitar-laden Suffrajett in preparation for a wintry finalé from Kate Bush

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Good news quick hit: equal pay

It’s gloom and doom everywhere you turn at the moment, so I was cheered to hear this piece of news from Birmingham, where 174 women who used to work for...

Laura // 29 November 2011

Categories: Blog

Fawcett response to Chancellor’s autumn financial statement

From Anna Bird, Acting Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society: “Today’s policy announcements have made an already bad situation worse. Capping public sector pay will impact disproportionately on women who...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Zola Jesus, EMA, or Angry Women part 2

Last week I went with friends to see the amazing Zola Jesus at Manchester Academy 3. I was expecting a lot from her, and she certainly didn’t disappoint: Soul searingly...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

No women on BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist

A few weeks ago, I tweeted about a conversation I’d had with one of my journalism students. She asked me, “Why is there so little coverage of women’s sport?” I...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 21-28 November 2011

Hi all It’s been a really busy last week – here’s this week’s round-up of some of the bits around the internet we haven’t had a chance to blog about....

zohra // 28 November 2011

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Angry women

I was struck in compiling this music paste up by the way that the two videos I’d like to introduce you to, Eleanor Friedberger’s ‘Roosevelt Island’ and Thomas Tantrum’s ‘Sleep’...

Cazz Blase // 26 November 2011

Categories: Blog

New Review: Shattering seas: Tori Amos at the Royal Albert Hall

Tori Amos’ recent performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall served as an emotional reminder for Sophie Mayer of the power of song, and of teenage memories I confess: I vote...

Cazz Blase // 25 November 2011

Categories: Blog

Shattering seas: Tori Amos at the Royal Albert Hall

Tori Amos' recent performance at London's Royal Albert Hall served as an emotional reminder for Sophie Mayer of the power of song, and of teenage memories

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Music, Reviews

In support of teachers striking

This is a guest post by Joanne Fradley Striking teachers; does it get any more disruptive? Kids need looking after. Parents lose days at work. Companies lose their staff for...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Care packages for unseen(uk)

A guest post explaining how buying some soap, shampoo, tampons, deodorant and moisturiser could make all the difference for a woman who has escaped trafficking.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. This date came from the...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Transphobia in Feminist Spaces (Comic and commentary)

The following is a guestpost by Oxford-based cartoonist Kay Ri who attended Fem 11 with mixed views about the content and direction of some of the sessions. Click for a...

Alicia // 24 November 2011

Categories: Blog

Girls Are blog relaunched

Online music website the girls are has relaunched with a new site and new team of editors including Melody Maker journo Ngaire Ruth, Tom Tom Magazine Copy Editor Lydia Harris...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

New Review: Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent

Laurie Penny’s new book brings together a diverse collection of her writing from online content to newspaper columns. Sarah Graham reviews the works of one of the most prominent voices...

Charlene Moore // 21 November 2011

Categories: Blog

Penny Red: Notes from the New Age of Dissent

Laurie Penny's new book brings together a diverse collection of her writing from online content to newspaper columns. Sarah Graham reviews the works of one of the most prominent voices of the new left as she provides analysis, interviews and first-hand accounts of everything from the UK student protests to vajazzling

Sarah Graham //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Weekly round-up – Monday 21st November 2011

Greetings! Here’s this week’s batch of links we noticed but didn’t blog about. As always, don’t shoot the messenger – linking here doesn’t necessarily mean endorsement. And feel free to...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Are you writing in permanent marker?

What happens when a brilliant feminist blog gets deleted, or an online magazine disappears? The Women’s Library is ensuring that as many resources as possible leave a more permanent mark...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Are you writing in permanent marker?

What happens when a brilliant feminist blog gets deleted, or an online magazine disappears? The Women's Library is ensuring that as many resources as possible leave a more permanent mark through the British Library Web Archive, Inderbir Bhullar explains

Inderbir Bhullar // 20 November 2011

Categories: Culture and Media, Feminism, Herstory

Divide and rule works both ways

Philippa talks about accusations of divisiveness within political movements.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Nature publishes sexist fiction

Image shows a microscope. Shared by IITA Media Library under a Creative Commons License. Among academic scientists, to be published in Nature is a rare and highly-prized achievement, an instant...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

New review: Living in the ice age: Kate Bush’s 50 Words for Snow

Six years after Aerial, Kate Bush’s latest offering sees her continuing to write, perform and produce music that is out of this world. Debi Withers previews the release, equipped with...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Living in the ice age: Kate Bush’s 50 Words for Snow

Six years after Aerial, Kate Bush's latest offering sees her continuing to write, perform and produce music that is out of this world. Debi Withers previews the release, equipped with a healthy appreciation for the ridiculous and a love of Bush's work, tempered by a critical eye for some of the problems inherent within it

Debi Withers //

Categories: Music, Reviews

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