Articles from January 2012

Farewell

It’s time for my final post here. It’s been a good month, in which I got to talk about things I’m passionate about but don’t usually discuss on my blog....

Natalie Dzerins // 31 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: The return of M.I.A, more Wild Flag, and Boy Friend

Last week it was announced that M.I.A would be debuting her new single, ‘Bad Girls’ on Monday January 30th on Pitchfork, a day ahead of the singles release. The song...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

No access to the women’s room

Going clothes shopping as a disabled woman is a nightmare, says D H Kelly

D H Kelly // 30 January 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image, Sex and Relationships, Stereotypes, Work and Play

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think others will...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

Woman’s Hour discussion: the “female masturbation” taboo

A guest post from Chrissy D, looking at how a discussion about masturbation on Woman's Hour has caused outrage in the Daily Mail and the view of women this reaction reflects

Guest Blogger // 29 January 2012

Categories: Blog

3 days

Philippa reports on a protest by disability campaigners and UK Uncut yesterday against the Welfare Reform Bill, and details of a petition calling on the government to pause the progression of the Bill to review it.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

New feature: Challenging rape myths in the mainstream

About 4.8 million people watched the last episode of Law and Order: UK for which there are stats. It’s on ITV, it has a broad, mainstream audience. This Friday’s episode...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Challenging rape myths in the mainstream

Emilia di Girolamo, the lead writer on Law and Order: UK, takes an unflinching view of gang rape in the show's next episode. Siân Norris met her to discuss her motivations

Sian Norris //

Categories: Culture and Media, Interviews, Violence

New review: Laura Gibson’s grand return

La Grande is Laura Gibson’s third album and it seems it’s not only the record business that has changed a bit since she released Beasts of Seasons. Today, a review...

Holly Combe // 27 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Laura Gibson’s grand return

Kaite Welsh listens to Laura Gibson's latest album and finds her recalling the musical quirks she is best known for but also exploring new territory

Kaite Welsh //

Categories: Music, Reviews

International contest of short films against homophobia

Via Facebook and RAINBOW website: Calling all European young people RAINBOW (Rights Against INtolerance – Building an Open minded World) is now seeking submissions of short films made by young...

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Women in prison: Styal inspection and briefing on foreign nationals

Image shows a revolving door. Used under a Creative Commons License, courtesy of Dan4th on Flickr. Trigger warning: this post and links in it contain descriptions of self-harm. A report...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

Privacy and prejudice

Philippa writes about advice given to Scottish rape prosecutors to use rape victims' medical records in court.

Philippa Willitts // 26 January 2012

Categories: Blog

The Fearless Frame: upcoming season of Barbara Hammer’s films at Tate Modern, plus COMPETITION!

This is a guest post by Sophie Mayer, who is the author of Her Various Scalpels and The Private Parts of Girls , as well as The Cinema of Sally...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Increased opportunities for women in Africa through improved water and sanitation

Homeless International's year-long project to improve water and sanitation for poor communities in Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe has brought improved water and toilet facilities to over 10,000 people.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Lords refuse to make single parents pay for use of CSA

The House of Lords last night voted against the government’s plans to charge single parents a fee to use the Child Support Agency to collect maintenance payments from absent partners....

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Modern fairytale characters: a brief guide

The Troll of Random Misogyny lives under many bridges; although the Guardian seems to be one of his favourite places to lurk, possibly because of its soft liberal padding...

katyha // 25 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Feminism for the 1%

Tory feminism. I’ve been avoiding blogging about this because the sheer physical pain that swells up in my fingers when I type those two words in succession, not to mention...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Ask A Feminist #3: Women and children first?

In the wake of the Costa Concordia tragedy, this week's Ask A Feminist considers whether "women and children first" is a feminist position.

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Why I’m an anarcha-feminist

Disclaimer: This article will discuss my personal feelings about anti-capitalism, anarcho-communism and their relationships with feminism (and other systems of oppression). Because of this, I will not be discussing the...

Natalie Dzerins // 24 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 16-23 January 2012

Hello Lovely F-Word Readers, Here’s this week’s round-up of interesting news articles and happenings from around the blogosphere that we’ve not had time to write about in detail. As always,...

Abby OReilly // 23 January 2012

Categories: Blog

January Playlist

This month's selection mostly features hip hop, along with a chunk of reggae and dancehall. There's also a touch of soul, rounding off with a finalé from Etta James

Holly Combe // 20 January 2012

Categories: Blog

Women: by default less knowledgeable

This is a guest post by Elin and Hennie Weiss A recent article in Swedish Metro caught our attention for all the wrong reasons when it insinuated an assumed male...

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Feminist icons from classic musicals

I'm a musicals geek. If you are too, this post will probably tell you nothing you don't already know. But if not, I would like to present four examples of interesting, funny and - in my opinion - feminist portrayals of women in musicals

katyha //

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Looking back, looking forward

There is no set theme as such to this particular paste up, its mainly that I’ve been thinking a lot about the music we’ve covered these past six months or...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

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