Articles from December 2012

Song of the day: Salt N Pepa – Tramp

A re-working of the Otis Redding and Carla Thomas duet, from 1967, this was an early outing for Salt N Pepa, and in terms of success it would be eclipsed...

Cazz Blase // 31 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 31 December

A round-up of the week

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Blog

New tag location

Laura explains our new approach to highlighting blog post content that may be triggering or upsetting

Laura // 30 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Shakespear’s Sister – Goodbye Cruel World

The first single to be released from the second Shakespear’s Sister album, Hormonally Yours, ‘Goodbye Cruel World’ saw the duo of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit take on a darker...

Cazz Blase // 29 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Socially feminist

Philippa writes about The F-Word's social media options.

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Brenda Lee – Sweet Nuthin’s

A song that fitted seamlessly into the rock’n’roll nostalgia film that was, and is, American Graffiti the initial attraction of the teenage Brenda Lee would be hearing that voice tearing...

Cazz Blase // 28 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Winter playlist

Two winter holiday playlists, with both intended to evoke chilly landscapes and city lights after dark and one including a sprinkling of some slightly lesser-known seasonally themed tracks for those of you who celebrate Christmas

Holly Combe // 25 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 24 December 2012

This week's round-up of the articles and blog pieces we've been reading over the past week but didn't get around to covering in detail on the blog

Holly Combe // 24 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Carole King – So far away (live, BBC concert, 1971)

As half of the songwriting partnership of Goffin and King, Carole King wrote more pop hits in the 1960s than most people can probably count, amongst them the Shirelles ‘Will...

Cazz Blase // 23 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Guest song of the day: Emilie Autumn – Thank God I’m Pretty

Kaite Welsh on Emilie Autumn's sarcastic and angry song about objectification and the perils of being thought of as 'pretty'

Guest Blogger // 22 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Girls and gangs

Annika Spalding felt emotional, angry and speechless but moved to action after attending awareness-raising drama She

Annika Spalding //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Song of the day: Jesca Hoop – The Kingdom

Raised in California, now resident in Manchester, ‘The Kingdom’ is taken from Jesca’s 2009 debut album Hunting my dress. Unlucky enough (or lucky enough, depending on how you look at...

Cazz Blase // 21 December 2012

Categories: Blog

All you get for the end of the world is… codependent lesbian space aliens!

I would like to celebrate what may well turn out to be the very last day on planet Earth with a review of a recent film that offers a science...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

As lesbian space alien as it gets

Selina Robertson reviews New Yorker Madeleine Olnek's debut feature and chats to the director about sci-fi B-movies from the 1950s and the advantages of video over film

Selina Robertson //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New review: She

She, a production staged in close partnership with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, confronts painful realities, finds Annika Spalding How does life involved with gangs affect teenage girls? That’s the...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

New review: Love and 8

Liz Ely finds a read through of new play 8 to be topical and insightful, though perhaps missing some of the debate It’s hard to believe that the passage of...

Megan Stodel // 19 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Love and 8

Liz Ely thinks new play 8 gives an intriguing insight into the battle for marriage equality, though it's somewhat lacking in inspiration

Liz Ely //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Flirting: damned if we do, damned if we don’t?

Holly considers the sexist spin put on a flirting survey from a commercial source and is bemused by the claim that a number of women admitting to flirting is something "feminists will find hard to stomach"

Holly Combe // 18 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Is going grey disgraceful?

Gayle Impey thought the days of older women routinely dying their hair were over. But a head of white hair on a woman still has the power to shock

Gayle Impey //

Categories: Body and Health, Fashion and Image

Justice for rape in rape culture

Annie Moran, whose rapist is being tried in court, recounts the trauma of reporting the rape and expresses her dissatisfaction with the current judicial system

Annie Moran //

Categories: Features

Avoid dressing like a cocktail

Philippa shares a video by Nadia Kamil which applies the tropes of victim-blaming campaigns to drunk driving advice.

Philippa Willitts // 17 December 2012

Categories: Blog

Rema Begum jumped to her death after western lifestyle revealed

On September 4th 2012, Begum went to Coq d’Argent and ordered a glass of wine. At about 6:30pm, she put down her handbag and glass, and climbed over the edge...

Josephine Tsui //

Categories: Blog

How to be a victim blamer

Laura responds to a disappointing and dangerous bit of victim blaming from Caitlin Moran

Laura //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 17 December 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 Review: The thrill of the chase

The Mediaeval Baebe’s new album, The Huntress is themed around “female energy”. A mix of the classical and traditional folk song, Michelle Drury welcomes it as a return to form...

Cazz Blase // 16 December 2012

Categories: Blog


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