Articles from April 2012

Lusting for Lust

Chrissy D responds to Erica Lust winning "Movie of the Year" at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto this month

Guest Blogger // 30 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Jean Gabin: Working Class Hero to Godfather season at BFI Southbank plus COMPETITION

Throughout May BFI Southbank celebrates a career of French actor Jean Gabin (1904-1976), one of the iconic stars of French cinema, spanning over four decades. If we keep in mind...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

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 other readers...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog

‘The face I couldn’t face’

Natalie James is performing at the hip hop dance theatre festival Breakin’ Convention at Sadlers Wells on Saturday. Here she explains her piece My daughter and I are currently staying...

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: Iron Butterflies

Carrie Spencer reviews Birute Regine’s guide to modern leadership by becoming an Iron Butterfly, which, Regine says, will help women “transform themselves and the world” Have you ever wondered what...

Charlene Moore //

Categories: Blog

Iron Butterflies

Carrie Spencer reviews Birute Regine's guide to modern leadership by becoming an Iron Butterfly, which, Regine says, will help women "transform themselves and the world"

Carrie Spencer //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Breaking up is hard to do

There are many ways to leave a marriage, but there are only two ways to leave your own wedding: as the bride, or as the bitch who did a runner.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Not so Lush

There’s lots of debate currently going on through our Twitter feed around Lush’s publicity stunt to highlight the cruelty of testing cosmetics on animals. It’s a performance piece in which...

Laura // 27 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Putting mothers in their place

Guest blogger Elizabeth Howard explains why the cultural expectation that women should be predominantly responsible for childcare is so damaging.

Guest Blogger // 26 April 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Circumstance

“From an early age, I have been a translator of culture: East for West, and West for East,” writes Maryam Keshavarz, director, producer and writer of Circumstance. She writes of...

Ania Ostrowska // 24 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Circumstance

Iman Qureshi reviews Circumstance, screened during 2012 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and hails its director for subtly depicting complexities and contradictions of contemporary Iranian society

Iman Qureshi //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Pop Girls: J-Pop and K-Pop

Way back on New Years Eve, I was innocently sitting in my kitchen listening to the World Service when my interest was aroused by a short report on the K-Pop...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Rage Against Racism

Black Feminists are organising a demonstration outside the Swedish Embassy next Tuesday, 1 May, in response to the Minister of Culture’s engagement with the racist “FGM cake” artwork that caused...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Jessie J, Cynthia Nixon and female bisexuality

Guest blogger Louise McCudden considers why being bisexual is presumed to be more socially acceptable for women than being gay.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

A Shakespearean sausage-fest

Guest blogger Vicky asks where the women are in Sky Arts' Shakespeare series, looking at the significant roles that women have performed in the past.

Victoria Brewster //

Categories: Blog

Lads’ mags and the (clothed) women involved

Holly considers how women are expected to respond to sexist culture and discusses a recent Guardian article featuring four women who have been involved in lads' mags

Holly Combe // 23 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Why I didn’t report my rape (trigger warning)

An anonymous reader felt unable to report being raped. She explains why.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread, 16 – 23 April 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 //

Categories: Blog

AWID Forum: on feminist movements

Last day at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)’s 12th Forum today, which Josephine and I are both attending (previous posts here and here). I started the morning...

zohra // 22 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Ched Evans conviction: the vitriol after the verdict

A guest post by Julian Norman about the misogynist reactions to the conviction of Ched Evans, a football player, for rape.

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New review – A place of rage: two black feminist documentaries

From the 1990s onwards, feminist sociologists have been using the term ‘intersectionality’ to suggest that multiple socio-biological categories (like race, gender, class, ability, sexuality etc.) work together to create a...

Ania Ostrowska // 21 April 2012

Categories: Blog

The Legend of Korra

Following on from Katniss Everdeen and the Hunger Games, here’s another female action hero to get excited about: That’s Korra. The next Avatar. And her show, The Legend of Korra,...

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

Why do you think it is appropriate to grope me?

In my first post I talked about what it’s like to go to a typical, commercial club such as Proud in London on a Saturday night, and their role in...

J Matthews //

Categories: Blog

AWID Forum: where are the propositions?

As Josephine posted earlier today, we are both at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)’s forum. The forum happens every 2-3 years and this year has about 2300...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

A place of rage: two black feminist documentaries

Lola Okolosie from Black Feminists reviews A Place of Rage and Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, two films by documentary filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, and considers what contemporary black feminists have learnt from the influential black women featured

Lola Okolosie //

Categories: Films, Reviews

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