Articles from October 2012

New review: Medea, but not as Euripides knew it

Charlotte Rowland is impressed by strong performances in an interesting (if not entirely flawless) production of Medea Medea is a play that has long demanded feminist analysis. Written by Euripides,...

Megan Stodel // 31 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Medea, but not as Euripides knew it

Charlotte Rowland finds that Rachael Stirling's powerful performance in this new version of Medea leads her to forgive its other faults

Charlotte Rowland //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Abortion debate alert

I was pleased to see this recent piece from Mehdi Hasan talking about the ten things he had learned from trying to ‘debate’ abortion on Twitter. I also don’t think...

zohra // 30 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Asking for space for one’s trigger

Guest blogger Rebecca recounts an episode where she felt sensitive to her triggers. To what degree can we ask for space for our triggers?

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Kathleen Battle/various – Summertime

A guest Song of the day post from Marianna Karakoulaki who, in the light of negative attitudes towards feminism, has found an inspiring message in 'Summertime'. If you'd like to contribute a guest Song of the day piece, please contact Holly (holly DOT Combe AT thefword DOT org DOT UK).

Guest Blogger // 29 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 29 October 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

New Feature: Do women dream of electric sheep? Delia Derbyshire and the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the founders of modern electronic music. But she was...

Cazz Blase // 28 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Do women dream of electric sheep? Delia Derbyshire and the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire has enjoyed a resurgence of recognition in the past decade and has taken her well-deserved place as one of the founders of modern electronic music. But she was hardly the only woman to work at the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop. Michelle Drury takes us on a journey through the history of the Workshop and pays tribute to the women who passed through the Maida Vale studios

Michelle Drury //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Herstory, Music, Radio, Stereotypes, Work and Play

All change

It is all change at the moment on The F-Word’s volunteer staff. I’m really sad to say goodbye to both Iman Qureshi, who is stepping down as fiction editor, and...

Jess McCabe // 27 October 2012

Categories: Blog

“The only way to get attention”? FEMEN discussion at The Stream

Chrissy D revisits the politics of FEMEN after a discussion on Al Jazeera's social media community TV show

Guest Blogger // 26 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Women can’t win: Mental health in crisis

Philippa talks about the appalling state of mental health provision for women in crisis, after reading a psychiatrist's recommendation that women of childbearing age go untreated.

Philippa Willitts // 25 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Women’s rights: obvious litmus for success in Afghanistan

Today saw the publication of the findings of the International Development Committee’s (IDC) parliamenary inquiry into the UK’s intervention in Afghanistan. After months of research and evidence gathering, the Committee...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Bending space-time, gender and minds

Greg Egan's Orthogonal series unites complex physics with alien biology - with surprising feminist resonance for Jolene Tan

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Books

New review: Greg Egan’s Orthogonal series

I’ve long been a fan of Australian science fiction author Greg Egan, whose work is pretty much guaranteed to do your head in. (I mean that in the nicest possible...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

New review: The cinema of Christopher Nolan

About a year ago a post from Social Justice League blog went viral (and gets new comments until today!). It is titled ‘How to be a fan of problematic things’...

Ania Ostrowska // 24 October 2012

Categories: Blog

It’s a man’s man’s man’s world… The cinema of Christopher Nolan

Anna Kessler takes a sobering look at Chris Nolan's body of work lamenting his heroines' lack of sophistication and their predominantly mirror function for the male characters

Anna Kessler //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Update: Trans inclusion and Reclaim The Night London

With a month to go until this year's Reclaim The Night march in London, Helen reviews the question of the inclusion of trans women at the event.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

Lessons Nanan taught me

Guest blogger Katy White contributes a personal piece about her Nanan.

Guest Blogger // 23 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Back on home turf: Zadie Smith’s NW

Zadie Smith returns to North West London in her latest novel. It's not perfect, but Eli Davies is charmed

Eli Davies //

Categories: Books

New review: Zadie Smith’s NW

Zadie Smith is back on the familiar ground of London in her latest novel NW. Eli Davies, a former resident of the postcode in question, reviews this “nuanced, humane take...

Jolene Tan //

Categories: Blog

My body is my home

Artist Shabnam Shabazi discusses the ideas of home, identity and exile explored in her new show, Body House

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Weekly roundup of threads of which we still thought interesting but didn't make it to our blog. Feel free to post any links that you feel deserves attention.

Josephine Tsui // 22 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Is ‘intersectionality’ an elitist concept?

Extending the Caitlin Moran twitterstorm a bit further, the main critique of this piece in the NewStatesman today seems to be that we shouldn’t use ‘academic’ words/concepts like intersectionality when...

zohra //

Categories: Blog

Ain’t I a Girl?

Farah Kristin argues that the whiteness of Girls and Caitlin Moran's reaction to it reflect the fact that minority women have yet to break into the consciousness of society as equals

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

New Review: Corin Tucker is still angry

Corin Tucker won the hearts of the riot grrls in raw and gutsy band Heavens To Betsy and (later) in Sleater-Kinney. Confirmed fan Jess McCabe throws critical caution to the...

Cazz Blase // 21 October 2012

Categories: Blog

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