Articles from July 2012

Extended breastfeeding: perverted or praiseworthy?

Earlier this year, Time magazine put on its cover a young, attractive woman with a three-year-old boy sucking at her nipple. She is breastfeeding him, but the image is still...

Rebecca Clough // 31 July 2012

Categories: Body and Health, Family

New review and interview: Suzanne Lacy at The Tanks

Caitlin Hayward-Tapp visited The Tate Tanks, the new underground exhibition space from Tate Modern, and interviewed Suzanne Lacy, whose art about aging is currently featuring there Tate Modern has a...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Ripening, not aging

Artist Suzanne Lacy's 'The Crystal Quilt', currently showing at The Tate Tanks, shares women's experiences of aging. Caitlin Hayward-Tapp talks to her about identifying as a feminist, her performance art and art as activism

Caitlin Hayward-Tapp //

Categories: Interviews

From the margins to the mainstream

The Tate Modern is focused on modern art, yet it has become a British establishment. However, its latest move is bold and women-focused. Caitlin Hayward-Tapp visits the press opening of The Tanks, a permanent space to come and see performance art and installations

Caitlin Hayward-Tapp //

Categories: Art

Song of the day: Ting Tings – We Walk

Years ago if you were in a band in Manchester, or the surrounding Greater Manchester area, and you wanted to get somewhere locally, throwing yourself at the feet of Tony...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

New review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Published 26 years later, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal reveals the painful truth behind the fabrications Jeanette Winterson used as protection in her highly acclaimed first novel,...

Charlene Moore // 30 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Published 26 years later, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal reveals the painful truth behind the fabrications Jeanette Winterson used as protection in her highly acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Laura Brightwell considers the importance of Winterson's revelations, particularly as a building-block to mental health

Laura Brightwell //

Categories: Books, Reviews

New review: All that jazz

Eli Davies reviews a theatrical portrayal of the first desegregated jazz club in the USA Café Society opened in 1938, the first jazz club in the USA where people could...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

All that jazz

Jazz at Café Society celebrates the first desegregated jazz club in the USA. Eli Davies delights in its portrayal of strong female artists

Eli Davies //

Categories: Theatre

Weekly round-up and open thread: 30 July 2012

A round up of items we didn't have time to blog this week

Laura //

Categories: Blog

The rapist’s drink

A new drink marketed by Mike Tyson reminds us of how little regard society has for rape victims

Quinn Capes-Ivy //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Maria McKee – Sweetest Child

A seemingly unlikely collaboration between former Lone Justice singer McKee and producer Youth, this near miss (it received a lot of airplay in the UK but stalled just outside the...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

WSFF lead the #gogirl campaign on Twitter

As the first weekend of the London 2012 Olympics draws to a conclusion, I just wanted to highlight the great work done by the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, and...

Carrie Dunn // 29 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound, live at the Royal Albert Hall, 1983

From inauspicious beginnings, to sumptuous surroundings… Siouxsie and the Banshees made their live debut in 1976 at the 100 Club Punk Festival in London, an appearance much written about at...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message

Socially conscious hip-hop co-produced by Sugar Hill founder Sylvia Robinson

Holly Combe // 28 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Policing blame: Calls for the immediate withdrawal of West Mercia Police’s anti-rape campaign

Philippa writes about the plea from West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre for the police to immediately withdraw their victim-blaming and rather confused anti-rape poster campaign.

Philippa Willitts // 27 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Barbara Mason – Another Man

Nice tune, shame about the homophobia

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation

The title track from Jackson’s fourth album, ‘Rhythm Nation’ sets the tone for what follows. This is Jackson’s What’s goin’ on?, a socially conscious concept album for the 1980s, the...

Cazz Blase // 26 July 2012

Categories: Blog

BBC Suffolk’s astoundingly bad taste domestic violence ‘joke’

Philippa details a mind-blowingly awful tweet from BBC Suffolk about Chris Brown, Rihanna and domestic violence.

Philippa Willitts // 25 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Adeva – Warning!

Adeva makes a stand against harassment

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Kodak Girls: The Suffragettes, Photography and the Silver Screen

This is a guest post by Nigel Shephard from Gypsy Gold Films. I am an independent filmmaker in the middle of raising funding for my first feature documentary, Banners and...

Ania Ostrowska // 24 July 2012

Categories: Blog

“She doesn’t look like a woman”

According to a Guardian interview, Laura Jane Grace of punk band Against Me! doesn't look "like a woman". Laura asks what this even means...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Ella Mae Morse – House of blue lights

Ella Mae Morse grew up around music, her mother was a singer, her father a drummer in a dance band. Ella made her first foray into music aged 14, when...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

New review: Three Veils

With her second feature Three Veils Rolla Selbak, Arab-American filmmaker from the United Arab Emirates now working in the US, set off to make “an inspirational film women all over...

Ania Ostrowska // 23 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Beyond the promise of happiness: Rolla Selbak’s Three Veils

Reviewing the film about three Middle-Eastern women living in the US, Elaine Castillo urges us to question mainstream happy endings and move beyond our preoccupation with 'happiness' as the end goal

Elaine Castillo //

Categories: Films, Reviews

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