Articles from February 2013

Bristol Women’s Literature Festival

Guest blogger Sian Norris invites you to attend the first ever Bristol Women’s Literature Festival. Join Bidisha, Stella Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Selma Dabbagh, Professor Joan Adim-Addo and more for the...

Guest Blogger // 28 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Rennard, sexual harassment and male dominance

Laura reflects on what the Lord Rennard scandal tells us about the way sexual harassment is used by men to keep women in our place

Laura // 26 February 2013

Categories: Blog

How feminism found me

Laura M discusses how feminism changed her life for the better

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Categories: Blog

New review: Delia gets her day

Back in October, The F-Word ran a piece by Michelle Drury about the women of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. One of the women Michelle wrote about was Delia Derbyshire, who...

Cazz Blase // 25 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Delia gets her day

In January Ruth Rosselson attended a series of events held to celebrate the work of electronic composer and Radiophonic Workshopper Delia Derbyshire. She shares her experience of the Delia Derbyshire Day here

Ruth Rosselson //

Categories: Events, Films, Music, Radio, Reviews

We saw your boobs

Philippa asks whether the Oscars opening song, "We saw your boobs" was funny or offensive

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

Science toys: just for boys?

Tricia Lowther explores the phenomenon and the effects of gender-targeted toy selling

Guest Blogger //

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread, 25 February 2013

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

Music paste up: MSMR, MØ, Feathers, White Blush

Despite featuring a soothing and intriguing opening video by Feathers, todays music paste up is going to be messy and feature a lot of bodily fluids and accompanying trigger warnings.

Cazz Blase // 24 February 2013

Categories: Blog

New reviews: Charming for the Revolution

At Tate’s congress exploring gender and sexual politics, Ania Ostrowska leaves the conference invigorated but with questions unanswered, while Jess McCabe is enthralled by the screening of Wildness According to...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Gender charmers

Ania Ostrowska is charmed by a conference on revolutionary gender politics. But how radical was it on the day?

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Events, Reviews

Wildness comes to the Silver Platter

With her neck still hurting from trying to read the subtitles over people's heads, Jess McCabe hails director Wu Tsang's sensitive portrait of one Los Angeles bar

Jess McCabe //

Categories: Films, Reviews

A chance to see the documentary Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

The much-anticipated documentary about Alice Walker is having its world premiere next month in London. The premiere has sold out, but a second showing has been added the same night,...

Jess McCabe // 23 February 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Perfection

Californian filmmaker Christina Beck wrote, directed and starred in her independently produced film Perfection that tells the story of Kristabelle (Beck herself), a retiring and timid woman living with her...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Towards perfection

Impressed with director Christine Beck's dedication to her first feature, Katherine Wootton praises the story of two women caught up in a quest for bodily perfection

Katherine Wootton //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Rail companies shunt women’s safety into a siding

When it comes to safety, the privatised rail industry is still putting profit first - and women nowhere. In this guest post, Jane Fae finds that a small story speaks volumes about commercial attitudes

Jane Fae // 22 February 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Sylvia Sleigh retrospective

Although Flis Mitchell loves Sylvia Sleigh’s work, she finds the Tate Liverpool retrospective insufficient to capture the artist’s talent Tan lines. Pubic hair. Naked men stretching out in luxuriant poses...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Seeing Sylvia Sleigh

It's too little, too late for Flis Mitchell at Tate Liverpool's Sylvia Sleigh retrospective

Flis Mitchell //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

The ‘back home lot’ – looking for BME women writing online

Though the increasing concern about online misogyny is welcome, Asiya Islam feels that BME women writers are missing from the discussion. She is looking for BME women writers to share experiences

Asiya Islam // 21 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Women in the military

Many are surprised that I would love to join the Army. Why is a career in the Army perceived as a man’s job? And why can the military stop me...

Isla Kennedy // 20 February 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Lore

Some children grow up faster than others. This happens often in the war zones, with parents killed or missing and children left to stand up for themselves or turned into...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

In her parents’ shadow

Ania Ostrowska reviews Lore by Cate Shortland, an accelerated coming of age story set amid the chaotic twilight of Second World War

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Hip Hop Hijabis: documentary on hip hop, Islam and women’s rights

Mette Reitzel is a Danish born London based documentary filmmaker working with Faction Films A recent UK parliamentary report revealed that some Muslim women are removing their headscarves and anglicising...

Guest Blogger // 19 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Why your contribution matters

Philippa explains why you don't need a degree in Women's Studies or perfect punctuation to write for The F-Word. Just a feminist outlook and an opinion.

Philippa Willitts // 18 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

Welcome to this week’s round-up and open thread. The following are links that we have found that might interest you. If you have found anything that you think other readers...

Shiha Kaur //

Categories: Blog


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