Articles from December 2011

UPDATE: The re-emergance of riot grrrl music and politics?

Since posting Hayley’s piece about the possible re-emergance of riot grrrl politics and music, a couple of interesting things have emerged to dovetail with the sentiments of the piece. Serendipity...

Cazz Blase // 31 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Be Social

Philippa writes about how you can find The F-Word on different social media websites.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

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 // 30 December 2011

Categories: Blog

New review: Florence + the Machine

Cazz Blase reviews Florence + the Machine’s latest album and finds Welsh’s ability to follow her own path and confound people’s expectations, while soaking up diverse musical genres, to still...

Holly Combe // 29 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Florence: the next instalment

Cazz Blase reviews Florence + the Machine's latest album and finds Welsh's ability to follow her own path and confound people's expectations, while soaking up diverse musical genres, to still be in full force

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets

Girls for Gender Equity, a not-for-profit organisation based in New York City, work to empower youth, fight sexual harassment and address gender violence. Sara Clarke reviews their guide for young...

Charlene Moore // 27 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets

Girls for Gender Equity, a not-for-profit organisation based in New York City, work to empower youth, fight sexual harassment and address gender violence. Sara Clarke reviews their guide for young people - and those working with them - on exactly what is sexual harassment, and what needs to be done about it

Sara Clarke //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Weekly roundup and open thread for 2011

Happy holidays to everyone! Thanks for a great 2011, we’ve had a great year at The F-word. The F-word is a collaborative success reflective of all their contributors and readership....

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

Hamleys campaign: Part 2 – reflections

Part 2 of the guest post by Dr Laura Nelson, about the campaign to remove the gender signage from Hamleys.

Guest Blogger // 24 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Herts police poster is offensive to women

Herts police posted up victim-blaming ‘rape prevention’ signs. Mel Davis objects I was coming back from a Christmas party the other week, when I saw a poster at my local...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New review: Her Naked Skin

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles reviews a production of Her Naked Skin, a suffragette romance which whisks the audience back to a time of protest on the street, activists smashing windows and police...

Jess McCabe // 23 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Her Naked Skin

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles reviews a production of Her Naked Skin, a suffragette romance which whisks the audience back to a time of protest on the street, activists smashing windows and police clamp-downs

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles //

Categories: Theatre

Hamleys campaign: Part 1 – what happened

A guest post by Laura Nelson, who campaigned for Hamleys to describe their toy departments by type, not gender.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New feature: In defence of fake beauty

‘Natural’ beauty demands hard labour to appear effortlessly beautiful and blemish-free. Brash, flamboyant, over-the-top makeup and clothes can let us reclaim our image, argues Shona McCombes Recently I had the...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

In defence of fake beauty

'Natural' beauty demands hard labour to appear effortlessly beautiful and blemish-free. Brash, flamboyant, over-the-top makeup and clothes can let us reclaim our image, argues Shona McCombes

Shona McCombes //

Categories: Body and Health

Sportswomen of the Year 2011: Mark Cavendish wins BBC prize

After all the kerfuffle about the BBC failing to include a woman on the Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, cyclist Mark Cavendish picked up the prize at last night’s...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

A helpful guide to not being a horrible nagging shrew this Christmas

“Her only fault, and that is faults enough,/Is that she is intolerable curst,/And shrewd, and froward,…/I would not wed her for a mine of gold.” – The Taming of the...

Ray Filar //

Categories: Blog

Sportswomen of the Year 2011: Hockey Nation

A guest blog from Kate Walsh, captain of the GB and England hockey team with her eyes set on gold at next year’s Olympics. Kate has captained England since 2003...

Guest Blogger // 22 December 2011

Categories: Blog

Do you dream in chocolate? What’s wrong with the new Lindt advert.

This is a guest post by Noorulann Shahid, who currently studies economics at university. She is the politics editor of Manchester Metropolitan University’s student newspaper Pulp, and would best describe...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New Review: The Re-emergence of Riot Grrrl music and politics?

Riot Grrrl celebrated its 20 year anniversary earlier this year, and Hayley Foster da Silva is pleased to discover evidence of its legacy in the form of Atlanta’s Coathangers and...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

All the TARDIS Ladies

Before you settle down to digest your Christmas Dinner with the Doctor Who Special, you might like to consider how the show treats its female characters. Hope Dinsdale investigates

Hope Dinsdale //

Categories: Television

New Review: All the TARDIS Ladies

Before you settle down to digest your Christmas Dinner with the Doctor Who Special, you might like to consider how the show treats its female characters. Hope Dinsdale investigates Remember...

Mathilda Gregory //

Categories: Blog

All I want for Christmas is… presents that aren’t bloody pink

This is a guest post by Helen Lewis-Hasteley The rigid gender division of toys is a problem for both boys and girls Many things terrify me about having children –...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

The re-emergence of Riot Grrrl music and politics?

Riot Grrrl celebrated its 20 year anniversary earlier this year, and Hayley Foster da Silva is pleased to discover evidence of its legacy in the form of Atlanta's Coathangers and Oxford's Secret Rivals

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Music

December’s Playlist: Seasons greetings to all our readers… and listeners.

This months playlist was compiled as gale force winds lashed the UK and, on a more immediately local level, amidst episodic torrential rain and half hearted hailstones. It was perhaps...

Cazz Blase // 20 December 2011

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