Articles from August 2012

New review: Hitchcock’s Vertigo

“I doubt there is a single film-goer who has never heard about Alfred Hitchcock,” opens Agata Frymus her review of Vertigo for The F-Word. Well, if there is, BFI Southbank...

Ania Ostrowska // 31 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Feeling dizzy? Hitchcock’s Vertigo strikes again

Agata Frymus revisits Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, screened at BFI Southbank throughout September, and wonders why such a blatantly misogynistic film has just been voted 'best film of all time' by prominent industry critics

Agata Frymus //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Week four at the Edinburgh Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world draws to a close. The F-Word reviews shows about plastic surgery, illegal immigration and life in a woman’s prison, amongst others It’s the...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Week Four

The largest arts festival in the world comes to an end! We review a few last shows from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Various Authors //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Song of the day: Madonna – Dress You Up

Madonna propositions a very stylish person

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: The Nelories – Daisy

From Nara in the Kansai region of Japan, The Nelories were an accordian and guitar-based duo who came to the attention of John Peel (who had them record a session...

Cazz Blase // 30 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Girl Gang Film Season at the Star and Shadow cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne

This is a guest post by Julia Downes who goes by the moniker even clean hands cause damage as a queer feminist DIY culture organiser based in Newcastle upon Tyne...

Guest Blogger // 29 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Girls At Our Best! – Warm Girls

A double A side with the equally fantastic ‘Getting nowhere fast’, this is early, raw, Girls At Our Best! Girls At Our Best! began life as The Butterflies in 1979...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Making fun of violence and rape: Wumo disrespects women

Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss expose the misogyny in popular Danish comic strip Wumo

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby

The video could make this song easy to dismiss as a "funfem" anthem but its warning to a potential dancefloor hook-up not to patronise is still relevant

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Kelis – Caught Out There

A woman is angry with a man. Must be a feminist thing, right?

Holly Combe // 27 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 27 August 2012

Here's this week's open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we've noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Frank Chickens – We are ninja (not geisha)

Frank Chickens, a duo comprised of Kazuko Hohki and Kazumi Taguchi, began their life in 1982. They describe themselves as a “pop performance group” It’s clear from the video for...

Cazz Blase // 26 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Sister Sledge – We Are Family

This anthem's status as an end-of-night cliché could make it harder to appreciate but it has been said that it is "regarded by the feminist movement as a totemic statement"

Holly Combe // 25 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Week three at the Edinburgh Fringe

Another week at the Edinburgh Fringe has The F-Word reviewers taking in everything from gothic tales and retold legends to shows about eating disorders and disgraced politicians This photo is...

Megan Stodel // 24 August 2012

Categories: Blog

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Week Three

As the Edinburgh Fringe Festival continues, we have another round-up of reviews

Various Authors //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Manchester Pride update

Further to marykmac’s post on Monday, the Manchester Pride organisers have now cancelled Danny Dyer’s DJ appearance on Saturday evening. Pride Chief Executive John Stewart said: Danny Dyer has a...

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Jill Scott featuring Eve and The Group – Shame

The sense of assertive attitude in this song is refreshing in the context of much contemporary R&B, where the women seem to be if not exactly subserviant then either bland...

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Erykah Badu – Bag Lady

The concept of excessive 'baggage' can be problematic but hoarders of all kinds could still benefit from Erykah Badu's wise and hard-to-follow words about the freedom of letting go

Holly Combe // 23 August 2012

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Song of the day: Nina Simone/various – Strange Fruit

Nina Simone's chilling version of Abel Meeropol's shockingly candid description of a quiet rural scene in the aftermath of racist murder

Holly Combe // 22 August 2012

Categories: Blog

First ever London Feminist Film Festival is coming to Hackney Picturehouse in November

This is a guest post by Anna Read, director of London Feminist Film Festival 2012 We are pleased to announce the very first London Feminist Film Festival will take place...

Guest Blogger // 21 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Brave

Whether we like it or not, the planet of films made for girls is almost entirely colonised by princesses and sparkly pink princess culture overflows the screen, putting mothers of...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Brave just enough

Tricia Lowther watches the latest Pixar production together with her five-year-old daughter and finds the new animated princess stands out just enough from other children's films characters

Tricia Lowther //

Categories: Films, Reviews

The “We are not Julian” round-up

The latest developments in the Julian Assange rape case have seen rape apologists rearing their ugly heads again. Laura links to a few of the blog posts and articles challenging the behaviour of Assange and his supporters

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Gwen Avery – Sugar Mama

A joyous bluesey lovesong from the 1977 Lesbian Concentrate album on Olivia Records, a music collective founded in 1973 to record and market women's music. Unfortunately, it didn't lead to more exposure on the label for singer Gwen Avery...

Holly Combe //

Categories: Blog

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