Articles from March 2012

New Music Review: Save EMA

Last year, EMA (aka Erika M Anderson), a 22 year old singer from the US midwest released her debut album Past Life Martyred Saints to much critical acclaim. David Wilkinson...

Cazz Blase // 31 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Save EMA

A few years ago in the UK the acronym EMA would have been most commonly associated with the Education Maintenance Allowance. Nowadays it belongs firmly to Erika M. Anderson, a 22 year old singer/songwriter from the US Midwest whose debut album Past Life Martyred Saints was released in 2011. David Wilkinson detects the ghost of 1990s grunge in its confessional soundscape, and muses as to whether this particular branch of nostalgia is always a good thing

David Wilkinson //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Statement on UN Commission on the Status of Women

Image shows a feminist fist spray-painted onto a wall. Shared by Eva the Weaver under a Creative Commons license. The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Association...

Jolene Tan // 29 March 2012

Categories: Blog

An apology

I’m posting on behalf of the whole F-Word bloggers’ collective to apologise for the publication of a guest blog post containing disablist language on Monday. The post, On banter and...

Laura // 28 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Happily ever after?: The state of the TV dating show

Take Me Out has recently returned for a second series on ITV. Danielle Almond wondered what this latest incarnation of the prime time dating show had to say about mainstream ideas of gender roles

Danielle Almond //

Categories: Television

New review: Happily ever after? The state of the TV dating show

Take Me Out has recently returned for a second series on ITV. Danielle Almond wondered what this latest incarnation of the prime time dating show had to say about mainstream...

Mathilda Gregory //

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How dare you make life harder for mothers and children!

Image shows old glass medicine bottles. Shared by Tambako the Jaguar under a Creative Commons license. Yesterday I got upset in a pharmacists’, because the patent medicine that always works...

CP Reece //

Categories: Blog

Win Tickets to the Made in Britain season at the BFI Southbank (2 – 30 April)

The BFI Southbank are offering The F-Word readers the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to their contemporary British cinema season. The first instalment of this new...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

New review: Emmy the Great at WOW

Led by singer and writer Emma-Lee Moss, with guitarist Euan Hinshelwood, anti-folk act Emmy the Great is both a solo and collaborative project. Though the act has achieved cult success,...

Holly Combe // 27 March 2012

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A greatly overlooked talent

Headed by singer and writer Emma-Lee Moss, anti-folk act Emmy the Great have achieved cult success, but have yet to be embraced more widely. Described as a lyricist who can talk about emotion without resorting to blunt clichés, Moss's intensely personal songs use the voices of archetypal female protagonists and her lyrics are said to be the act's secret weapon. Vicki Ell reports on a live performance at the Women of the World Festival 2012, London Southbank

Vicki Ell //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Weekly roundup and open thread

Heya folks! It’s our weekly roundup of posts we haven’t blogged about. Feel free to add some more in the comments sections. As usual, these do nor represent the F-word’s...

Josephine Tsui // 26 March 2012

Categories: Blog

On banter and why it’s for everyone

This is a guest post by Libby, one of our guest bloggers for this month Edited on 27 March to address comment from Jo below. I love me a bit...

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On “pro-life” fonts and pro-choice protests

Chloe George gives us another very good reason to attend the pro-choice protest in London on Friday.

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When it comes to issues of equality, it’s not size that counts

A guest post from Lisa Glass criticising framings of gender equality as a minor issue in comparison to other human rights concerns

Guest Blogger // 25 March 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Barbara Panther

As Cazz Blase mentioned in a music paste-up back in January, Barbara Panther is definitely one we shouldn’t have missed last year. Her distinctive and memorable “modern electronic baroque music”...

Holly Combe // 24 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Walk like a panther

With her positively geeky enthusiasm for the making of her music, eccentric costumes and abundant charisma, Barbara Panther is an unforgettable performer. Her distinctive voice has seen her compared to Bjork, Grace Jones and Fever Ray but she has a style all of her own. Cazz Blase checks out her self-titled album and finds Panther to be an artist with imagination, an ability to tell stories and musical inventiveness

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Where’s my woman cave?

Elin Weiss & Hennie Weiss discuss the phenomenon of 'man caves' in commercial and domestic spaces.

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Categories: Blog


Ciara O’Connor discusses the intersection of classism and sexism in the reaction to Tulisa’s sex tape. A sex tape of Tulisa Contostavlos, of X-Factor and N-Dubz fame, was leaked a...

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2012

Categories: Blog

TGEU’s Trans Murder Monitoring project: Press Release, 23 March 2012

TGEU's Trans Murder Monitoring project has published its latest analysis of the available figures for the reported killings of trans people in 55 countries worldwide.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Ah, the sweet smell of everyday sexism

Last week, I called our gas and electricity supplier, EDF, to reduce our direct debit payments, because we’ve been paying too much (result!). I also asked them to change my...

Laura // 22 March 2012

Categories: Blog

Cinderella Ate My Daughters

Philippa recommends a podcast episode about the pinkification of girlhood.

Philippa Willitts //

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Smashing our heads on the glass ceiling: what Public Service in the North does to intelligent women

Image shows a cartoon of a woman, standing on a ladder, looking up at a glass panel blocking her way several rungs up. Shared by Jorge Balarezo under a Creative...

CP Reece //

Categories: Blog

March Playlist

Holly introduces the March playlist: an eclectic mix showcasing classics from artists including Martine Girault, Jhelisa, Omara Portuondo and Jill Scott, alongside more recent tracks from artists including Goapele, Jessica 6, Aérea Negrot, Emika and I Am A Camera

Holly Combe // 21 March 2012

Categories: Blog

First discovering you are pregnant :-/

Yasmin discusses how she was expected to ignore both her fears and her feminism upon becoming pregnant.

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Categories: Blog

New review: The Selecter’s Made in Britain

“I think we were probably the first [band] to start talking about racism and actually take -if you like- the race question out there and start informing people about it.”...

Holly Combe // 20 March 2012

Categories: Blog


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