Articles from March 2013

Feminist film recommendations, Twitter style

Philippa asked Twitter for some feminist film recommendations, and has storified the responses

Philippa Willitts // 31 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Where miracles happen and leave things exactly the same

Bringing a play from 19th century Sweden to contemporary South Africa, Mies Julie is a fascinating and devastating exploration of power, according to Charlotte Rowland

Charlotte Rowland //

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

New review: Mies Julie

Adapted to contemporary South Africa, Mies Julie is a challenging and intricate study of power relations, finds Charlotte Rowland At one point in Mies Julie, John, the black servant of...

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Blog

Why Margaret isn’t “a football person”

Yesterday, Martin O’Neill, the manager of Sunderland AFC, lost his job. The Sun’s Steve Brenner, formerly the newspaper’s north-east football correspondent, commented in a tweet that has since been deleted:...

Carrie Dunn //

Categories: Blog

Music paste up: Lady, Beatrice Eli, Laura Mvula

Today's music paste up is all about stomping vintage soul, stroppy jazz infused R&B and summery pastorial jazzy soul.

Cazz Blase // 30 March 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Beauty in Truth

On Sunday 10 March 2013 Women of the World Festival held the exclusive world premiere of Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, a feature-length documentary by Pratibha Parmar about the life...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Beautiful life of Alice Walker

Inspired by a biopic of Alice Walker, Huma Munshi reminds us we cannot deny race in feminist discourse

Huma Munshi //

Categories: Events, Films, Reviews

Birds Eye View 2013: celebrating Arab women filmmakers (plus COMPETITION!)

After a one year sabbatical due to funding cuts last year, Birds Eye View Film Festival returns in 2013 to celebrate Arab women filmmakers. Two preview events took place already...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Defend women’s right to participation

Rowan Harvey highlights what the UK needs to do to support Afghan women's political representation and participation in the country's peace process

No Women No Peace // 29 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Afghan refugee women in Pakistan: the invisible causalities of the war in Afghanistan

Mahwash Bhimjee highlights the difficulties faced by Afghan refugee women in Pakistan, who will lose their refugee status in June of this year

No Women No Peace // 28 March 2013

Categories: Blog

On allies, silencing and privilege

Who comes off the worst when a self-declared ally messes up? Is call-out culture and privilege-checking oppressive to people with privilege or does it protect those who are more vulnerable? How can an ally react when called out on something they did or said?

Philippa Willitts // 27 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly roundup and open thread

Heya folks! It’s our weekly roundup of posts we haven’t blogged about. Feel free to add some more in the comments sections. As usual, these do nor represent the F-word’s...

Josephine Tsui // 25 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Banners and Broad Arrows talk

In July last year Nigel Shephard from Gypsy Gold Films blogged for The F-Word about a fundraising event for his film Banners and Broad Arrows. Tonight, at Kings Head Theatre...

Ania Ostrowska // 24 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Where did I learn about freedom?

Noorjahan Akbar speaks out against the assumption that she must have learnt about freedom from America, rather than her home country of Afghanistan

No Women No Peace //

Categories: Blog

Her Name was Lucy Meadows: the consequences of transphobic press monstering

Sarah Noble highlights the culture of transphobia within the media, in the context of the tragic death of trans woman Lucy Meadows

Guest Blogger // 23 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Showing too much

Philippa discusses the ethics of reproducing pixellated photographs of "Jane Doe"'s assault in Steubenville and the contents of Lucy Meadows' private emails

Philippa Willitts //

Categories: Blog

The curious incident of the racist in Parliament

Reubs Walsh discusses the case of Tim Laughton MP, who was accused of making racist comments about one of his constituents, in the context of political correctness and the police's behaviour towards less powerful members of society

Guest Blogger // 22 March 2013

Categories: Blog

“But I’m having fun. I like it.”

MarinaS argues reading In Her Own Words is more than a debate of for or against sex work. She argues that we should read it because it is a captivating story of an interesting person.

Marina Strinkovsky //

Categories: Books, Reviews

Feminism: a teen’s-eye view

This is a guest post by Ellie Kilburn. Asked to describe herself, Ellie says: “I’m 17 and currently ignoring the fact that I have to revision for the History, Latin...

Guest Blogger // 21 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Patience: a feminist virtue?

Zarina Khan has had enough of being told that women need to wait for equality

No Women No Peace //

Categories: Blog

Guest song of the day: Downtown – Petula Clark

1960s pop sung by women often has lyrics associated with private and domestic concerns but, in 'Downtown', public space is a site of solace and the city is a place of freedom, says Eli Davies in this guest post

Holly Combe // 20 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Jamaican trans women call for equality

The Jamaica Forum for Lesbians All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) has launched 'We Are Jamaicans', a participatory video campaign to encourage respect and understanding for Jamaican trans women.

Helen G //

Categories: Blog

One Mile Away @ DocHouse plus Q&A with Penny Woolcock

DocHouse continues its unique year-round festival showcasing documentaries in cinemas across greater London. Building a wider audience for documentary in the cinema, they bring world class international docs with special...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

Rock music: still a sausage fest

How much has rock really moved on? I recently had the displeasure of hearing yet another track from Biffy Clyro, ‘Black Chandelier’. The song is ostensibly a love song, although...

Daria Ramone // 19 March 2013

Categories: Blog

“Choose Your Midwife” Protest – 25th March

Independent midwifery will essentially become illegal in October of this year, impacting on women's reproductive freedom. Amity Reed explains what you can do to stop this happening

Amity Reed //

Categories: Blog


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