Articles from June 2012


I have a thing for American gossip magazines and my Father-in-Law and his wife brought me back some from a recent trip to New York. There are a lots of...

Melaina // 14 June 2012

Categories: Blog

FEMEN fatale?

Chrissy D considers the attention-grabbing campaigning of FEMEN, a Ukranian women's protest group [Partial nudity: NSFW]

Guest Blogger // 13 June 2012

Categories: Blog

It’s your fault he cheated

Elin and Hennie Weiss are unimpressed with the sexist relationship advice from a US "bad boy".

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Categories: Blog

What has my make-up got to do with you?

Levi Grayshon argues that we need to stop judging women by their appearance.

Guest Blogger // 12 June 2012

Categories: Blog

New EC report: “Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression”

A new EC report examining issues around discriminations faced by trans* and intersex people in Europe has just been published.

Helen G // 11 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Proud sponsors of thrush

A guest post by Vicky Brewster about Always' new sanitary protection being scented, and the health and social implications of this.

Victoria Brewster //

Categories: Blog

Weekly Round-Up and Open Thread 11th June

Welcome to this week’s round-up of links to stories we didn’t quite get around to blogging about! Please dig in, also feel free to leave more links in the comments...

Catherine Redfern //

Categories: Blog

Lambeth Women’s Project: a plea

Yula Burin issues a call to arms to protect both this vital women's project and other grassroots community organisations.

Guest Blogger // 10 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Families: only for the wealthy

On Friday the Guardian reported on outrageous proposals, expected to be announced by Theresa May this week, to change the immigration rules so as to severely restrict the ability of...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Ladyhawke, Jesca Hoop, Fallulah and Connie Lim

Hello and welcome to todays music paste up! First up is the current single from Ladyhawke, ‘Black and white and blue’, a classic example of outsider pop which was released...

Cazz Blase // 8 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Welcome to June guest blogger Melaina

It’s June already which means we bid a fond farewell to May’s guest bloggers, Julian Norman and Lucy Fenner. Thank you so much, both of you, we’ve loved having you!...

Melaina //

Categories: Blog

Autism is not “scary”

Ugh. Disablity rights campaigner Nicky Clark just tweeted this Telegraph article containing the following, horrible, statement: Autism scares us, understandably: the idea of having a child who doesn’t relate to...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Finding a way to talk about rape (without triggering those around you)

Guest blogger Rebecca argues that we need to provide better support and have more consideration for survivors at events where sexual violence is discussed.

Guest Blogger // 7 June 2012

Categories: Blog

New Review: The Light Bulb Moment

Bristol based writer Sian Norris asked people to share the light bulb moment they realised they were a feminist: Abigail Rutherford reviews the stories told as a result, examining the...

Charlene Moore // 5 June 2012

Categories: Blog

The Light Bulb Moment

Bristol based writer Sian Norris asked people to share the light bulb moment they realised they were a feminist: Abigail Rutherford reviews the stories told as a result, examining the diverse experiences and beliefs which lead people to consider themselves feminists

Abigail Rutherford //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Woman sentenced to 41 months imprisonment in a men’s jail

In Minnesota, a young African American transgender woman has been sentenced to 41 months imprisonment in a men's jail following a hate attack on her.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Enforced labour for the jubilee

The jubilee workfare scandal is symptomatic of everything that's wrong with Britain under the ConDem government.

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up – Monday 4th June 2012

Here’s our weekly round-up of interesting stories we didn’t have time to blog about – as usual, feel free to debate in the comments and add your own links there....

Carrie Dunn // 4 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Princess Wedding Diva Diet? No thanks, Facebook!

A guest post by Sarah Graham talking about the Facebook ads which have appeared against her account since she changed her relationship status to 'engaged'.

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Categories: Blog

Welcome to Megan, our new theatre and arts editor

A big welcome to Megan Stodel, who has just started as the new theatre and arts review editor at The F-Word. Megan is a recent English graduate and is soon...

Jess McCabe // 2 June 2012

Categories: Blog

New feature: It’s only rock’n’roll but I don’t like it

Helienne Lindvall wrote a piece for The Guardian in February of this year in which she argued that the record industry has a duty of care to its performers, and...

Cazz Blase // 1 June 2012

Categories: Blog

It’s only rock’n’roll but I don’t like it

Is it 'only rock'n'roll' when a well known male music star beats his wife or girlfriend? And why do men and women alike afford these stars second, third and fourth chances? Amanda McIndoe investigates

Amanda McIndoe //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Feminism, Men, Music, Violence

Islam and me

Guest blogger Claire writes about her relationship with Islam as the non-Muslim partner of a Muslim man. In Britain today, feminism is as varied as society itself. As members of...

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Categories: Blog

Street harassment starts young

Farrah Kelly explores how street harassment affects girls and their attitudes to harassment in later life.

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Categories: Blog

Sudanese woman sentenced to death by stoning

Please write to the President of Sudan to oppose the killing of a young woman.

Laura //

Categories: Blog


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